Liz McCormick Published

W.Va. National Guard Makes Progress in New Homes for 2016 Flood Victims


The West Virginia National Guard’s Quality Assurance and Control team have inspected and approved eight more new homes this week built for families affected by major flooding in June 2016.

In a press release, the Guard said the homes meet building standards.

This brings the total of completed homes by the RISE campaign to 15.

The release also says there are 51 homes under construction, and 99 other cases that have been approved for building replacements.

In total, there are 435 cases left for homes ranging from reconstruction, to rehabilitation, or replacement of a mobile home.

As a holistic approach to case management, VOAD has provided monetary coverage to families undergoing the RISE case management process with hotel rooms, apartment rental fees, pet and boarding fees.

The Guard has asked for families who still need assistance to call this number: 304-220-2570.

A fraud hotline has also been established for anyone needing to report fraud with regard to the RISE West Virginia program at 1-866-WVWATCH (1-866-989-2824).