May 04, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $1,860,297 in Funding for Housing Programs Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.) today announced that housing programs across West Virginia will receive a total of $1,860,297 through the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance (CoC) program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

The Continuum programs include the Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care Program and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy Dwellings for Homeless Individuals.  All three programs are intended to address the critical problem of homelessness through local, community-based practices of identifying needs and structuring a system to address those needs.  


The following housing facilities were awarded grants:

Supportive Housing Program 

Bartlett House, Inc., Monongalia County ($423,400)

Kanawha Valley Collective, Inc., Kanawha County ($50,000)

Opportunity House, Inc., Upshur County ($285,240)

Prestera Center for Mental Health Services, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne Counties ($271,564)

Raleigh County Community Action Association, Raleigh County ($320,153)

Shelter Plus Care Program

Huntington WV Housing Authority, Cabell County ($419,220)

Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation for SRO Dwellings for Homeless Individuals 

Huntington WV Housing Authority, Cabell County ($90,720)


This funding may be used to assist homeless persons and those in need of housing assistance, including transitional and permanent housing, job training, health care, mental health assessments, substance abuse treatments, child care and street outreach. 

“These important programs offer hope and assistance for our neighbors in need, providing some of West Virginia’s most vulnerable residents with a support system that can help them overcome challenging circumstances,” Senator Manchin said.   

“West Virginia housing programs mean stability and opportunity for so many families,” Rockefeller said.  “I am very happy about the release of this needed funding, which will support jobs and create affordable homes for people all throughout West Virginia.”

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