December 03, 2014

Manchin Announces More Than $60,000 to Revitalize Rural Communities in Fayette County

Funds will be used by the Southern Appalachian Labor School to rebuild homes of families in need

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced today that Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS) in Kincaid, West Virginia will receive $60,337.51 through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. The funds will be used to redevelop and revitalize rural areas of Fayette County by rehabilitating the homes of families in need to safe and energy efficient standards.

“These investments in our rural communities will provide much needed assistance to families who truly need them,” Senator Manchin said. “This funding will help improve the quality of life for residents of Fayette County and it will help attract residents and businesses to the region. I truly appreciate the dedication of the people at Southern Appalachian Labor School, who work tirelessly for the betterment of their community. I know they will put these funds to good use.”

The HPG program provides assistance to low-income homeowners in rural communities to repair and rehabilitate their homes. Assistance also may be provided to rental property owners as long as they agree to make their rehabilitated units available to low-income families.