September 16, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $452K For Kanawha County Housing Authority Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $452,459 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program for the Charleston/Kanawha Housing Authority. The HCV program received additional funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and will assist the Kanawha County Housing Authority in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Every West Virginian deserves to have a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep, no matter where they are and no matter their circumstances. Many Americans who lost their job through no fault of their own can’t make ends meet to pay rent and provide a safe place for their families to live. This funding will help West Virginia families by providing vouchers for housing and ensuring our neighbors and friends keep their homes. This crisis is far from over and I will continue to fight for funding that supports all Americans who are struggling during this pandemic,” said Senator Manchin.

“As we continue to handle the challenging circumstances created by COVID-19, we must do all we can to help West Virginians get back on their feet. Investing in our housing authority is a crucial aspect in our recovery efforts and serves as a great resource for West Virginians. As we continue our relief efforts, I will advocate on behalf of West Virginians and make sure we receive the level of support we need,” said Senator Capito.