June 10, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.7 Million To Help West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,725,944 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program through the CARES Act to assist West Virginians currently experiencing homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the daily life of every West Virginian, and many of our friends and neighbors have been hit hard. West Virginians currently experiencing homelessness deserve our support during these difficult times,” said Senator Manchin. “This funding will help those West Virginians get back on their feet and ensure they are taken care of during this terrible crisis. I will continue to fight for every West Virginian to have a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep, no matter their circumstances.”

“It’s great to see this support from HUD coming to West Virginia, especially as we continue to battle to COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) provide funding that directly benefit our populations at the highest risk of coronavirus transmission and provide assistance services to families facing homelessness. I’ve asked Secretary Carson to expedite CARES Act funding to be distributed and hope this is a positive step towards that end. Providing housing to West Virginians in their time of need is crucial, and I will continue to advocate for resources that make these provisions possible,” said Senator Capito.

Individual awards listed below:

·         $7,166,583 – West Virginia Nonentitlement

·         $559,361 – City of Huntington