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HUD Sends $12.3 Million For W.Va. Affordable Housing

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New funding from the United States Senate aims to bolster community housing programs across West Virginia.
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With a new slate of funding, federal lawmakers hope to address homelessness by strengthening affordable housing options in states like West Virginia.

The U.S. Senate allocated a new $12,368,832 to West Virginia housing authorities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This money will go toward 28 organizations supporting housing access across the state.

The largest amount of funding will be granted to the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness in Bridgeport, with a total of more than $2.5 million.

HUD regularly invests in community housing organizations across the country, and last year granted housing authorities in West Virginia $17.6 million to modernize public housing projects.

In a press release Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., expressed his support for the new funding, and for housing projects in West Virginia at large.

“Every West Virginian deserves a roof over their head and a warm, safe place to sleep at night,” Manchin said. “I’m pleased HUD is investing more than $12.3 million into these important organizations that support West Virginians who are in need.”

The following housing authorities will receive portions of the new funding:

  • West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness: $2,662,938
  • Huntington West Virginia Housing Authority: $1,599,853
  • Raleigh County Community Action Association: $1,020,211
  • Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless: $774,441
  • Telamon Corporation / Renewal Project: $579,389
  • Huntington City Mission: $573,735
  • Clarksburg Housing Authority: $467,839
  • Task on Domestic Violence, HOPE: $453,942
  • Covenant House, Charleston: $414,557
  • YWCA Charleston: $364,510
  • Bartlett House, Morgantown: $364,163
  • Kanawha Valley Collective: $336,945
  • Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley: $274,300
  • Branches-Domestic Violence Shelter of Huntington: $268,154
  • Randolph County Housing Authority: $260,564
  • Mountain CAP of WV, Kanawha County: $254,566
  • Hagerstown Goodwill Industries: $235,151
  • Eastern Regional Family Resource Network, Moorefield: $210,038
  • Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, Morgantown: $209,741
  • Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority: $202,992
  • Shenandoah Women’s Center, Martinsburg: $121,233
  • Family Crisis Intervention Center, Wood County: $117,798
  • Young Women’s Christian Association of Wheeling: $111,726
  • North Central WV Community Action: $111,072
  • Prestera Center for Mental Health Services, Barboursville: $105,000
  • Catholic Charities West Virginia, Wheeling: $87,003
  • Southwestern Community Action Council, Huntington: $76,275
  • City of Wheeling: $50,000