May 01, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce More than $18 Million for West Virginia

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced today that West Virginia will receive $18,569,124 in funding to help provide sustainable housing.

“In our communities, we believe in neighbors helping neighbors and helping those who have fallen on hard times. That’s why I’m glad West Virginia will receive $18 million to help communities provide sustainable housing for West Virginians who need it. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I fought for this funding so Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Vienna City, Weirton and Wheeling will be able to continue to work towards ending homelessness and helping West Virginians get back on their feet,” Senator Manchin said.

“This funding will help communities across our state provide new housing options and opportunities for low-income families and those who are homeless,” Senator Capito said. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue working to secure funding like these grants that help provide sustainable housing options in rural West Virginia.”

Communities in West Virginia will receive one or more of five types of grants:

  • The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program provides annual grants to states and local governments to develop sustainable urban communities which provide housing and expand economic opportunities for moderate to low income residents. 
  • The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program provides annual grants to state, local, and private entities to assist people in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.  In addition to rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention, the ESG program also provides limited funding for street outreach as well as for improving the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.
  • The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to state and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.
  • The HOPWA program provides housing assistance and related supportive services to local units of government, states and non-profit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families.
  • The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is a new affordable housing production program that will complement existing federal, state and local efforts to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households, including homeless families.

The following cities will receive: 

  • Beckley City: $303,773 in CDBG grants
  • Charleston: $1,500,560 in CDBG grants and $679,670 in HOME grants
  • Huntington: $1,757,959 in CDBG grants, $704,044 in HOME grants and $143,682 in ESG grants
  • Martinsburg: $324,390 in CDBG grants and $489,990 in HOME grants
  • Morgantown: $412,169 in CDBG grants
  • Parkersburg: $847,944 in CDBG grants and $347,641 in HOME grants
  • Vienna City: $99,329 in CDBG grants
  • Weirton: $414,793 in CDBG grants
  • Wheeling: $1,162,941 in CDBG grants and $325,571 in HOME grants
  • West Virginia State Government:
  • $13,591,796 in CDBG grants
  • $5,172,848 in HOME grants
  • $1,518,431 in ESG grants
  • $453,725 in HOPWA grants
  • $3,000,000 in HTF grants