September 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $125K To Help Raise Awareness About Housing Discrimination In West Virginia

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $125,000 from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for the West Virginia Coalition To End Homelessness. This funding will help the Coalition raise public awareness of potential housing discrimination, provide educational resources, training to landlords, and other housing entities on how to maintain compliance under the Fair Housing Act.

“Every West Virginian deserves a roof over their head and a warm, safe place to sleep. Unfortunately many West Virginians are currently experiencing homelessness, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made this heartbreaking issue much worse,” Senator Manchin said. “I am pleased HUD is investing in the West Virginia Coalition To End Homelessness, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of their work to raise awareness and to educate our fellow West Virginians about housing discrimination. The fight to end homelessness is far from over, and I will continue working to ensure every West Virginian and their families have the adequate, safe housing they deserve.”

“We won’t tolerate housing discrimination in West Virginia,” Senator Capito said. “West Virginians deserve equal opportunity, and we must continue to devote the necessary resources to provide fair housing education and outreach programs to our residents. I will continue to support fair housing initiatives, and I am looking forward to the positive work this funding will help the organizations and nonprofits do on the ground to protect victims of housing discrimination.”