August 16, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $221K for Two West Virginia Housing Programs

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $221,419 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for two West Virginia housing authorities to help provide quality housing for all West Virginians. This funding will specifically support households that include a non-elderly person with disabilities.
“Ensuring every West Virginian has 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 the COVID-19 pandemic has only made this devastating issue worse. I’m pleased HUD is investing in Marion and Wood counties to expand opportunities for stable, accessible housing in our communities, 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.
“While it is important that we create communities where all West Virginians have the opportunity to lift themselves up, providing safe places to live in the interim is a critical part of helping them achieve the American Dream. This funding will support our local housing agencies in Marion and Wood counties in that goal, and I will continue working to ensure our communities have the resources they need to provide opportunity for all West Virginians,” Senator Capito said.
Individual awards listed below:
  • $208,919 – Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority, Marion County
  • $12,500 – Housing Authority of the City of Parkersburg, Wood County