February 03, 2023
Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million to Support Quality Housing for all West Virginians
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,229,158 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness and Apple Tree Garden Apartments in Ranson to help provide quality, affordable housing for all West Virginians. This funding will specifically support connecting individuals and families across the state who are currently experiencing homelessness with critical supportive services, as well as provide resources to help boost economic security for vulnerable families.
“Ensuring West Virginians have a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep at night continues to be one of my top priorities. Thousands of West Virginians and millions of Americans are currently experiencing homelessness, and we must work together to combat this devastating issue. I’m pleased HUD is investing more than $1.2 million to help ensure quality housing and economic security for all West Virginians, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to ensure safe, affordable housing for every West Virginian across the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin.
“Far too many individuals in West Virginia are experiencing homelessness and lack access to affordable housing,” Senator Capito said. “Resources like these HUD grants are welcome news, as they will help those struggling the most to meet their needs and get back on track to success by offering support with education, employment, and health care services. I’m proud to advocate for resources like this and look forward to the impact each of these grants will have in communities across our state.”
Individual awards listed below:
The HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Program provides funding to help communities humanely and effectively address homelessness by connecting vulnerable individuals and families to housing, healthcare and additional supportive services.
- $1,139,320 – West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness
The HUD Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program provides funding to enable HUD-assisted families to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies. The resources support critical services for families, including childcare, employment counseling, financial literacy and homeownership education.
- $89,838 – Apple Tree Garden Apartments, Ranson
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