December 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $623K For West Virginia Family, Veteran Housing Assistance

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $623,703 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing assistance in West Virginia. This funding will support the employees assisting West Virginians participating in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, which provides resources and training to improve their economic outcome. Additionally, this funding provides rental assistance to West Virginia Veterans and provides clinical Veterans Affairs (VA) services.
“Every West Virginian deserves to have a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep at night. I am pleased HUD is helping West Virginians get back on their feet after hard times and investing in Mingo County to support our brave Veterans with rental assistance, medical care and other services. As a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Appropriations Committees, I will continue advocating for funding that helps West Virginia organizations care for our fellow West Virginians, especially our Veterans who have sacrificed so much for our great nation,” said Senator Manchin.
“The Family Self-Sufficiency Program works with housing authorities across West Virginia to provide a hand to families in our state,” Senator Capito said. “These grants announced today will help connect families to training and services, reduce dependency on welfare, and bring public and private partners together to work with participants in the program. I’m glad the multiple housing authorities receiving resources today will be able to expand these critical services throughout West Virginia.”
Individual awards listed below:

FY21 Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Renewals: This program supports the salaries of FSS program coordinators who assist participating families to capitalize on their housing assistance by connecting with training and services to help improve their economic outcomes.
  • $105,151 – Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority
  • $100,842 – Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing Authority
  • $100,842 – Wheeling Housing Authority
  • $72,030 – Housing Authority of Mingo County
  • $70,000 – Benwood McMechen Housing Authority
  • $50,421 – Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority
  • $45,887 – Parkersburg Housing Authority
  • $26,968 – Randolph County Housing Authorit
FY21 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD_VASH): This program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for Veterans experiencing homelessness with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs), community-based outreach clinics (CBOCs), through VA contractors, or through other VA designated entities.
  • $51,562 – Housing Authority of Mingo County