BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – $697,260 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was announced today, September 28, 2022, for 17 different West Virginia housing authorities to help provide quality housing for all West Virginians.

Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley-Moore Capito announced the funding earlier today, and made the following statements about both the funding and its uses towards housing all West Virginians.

“Ensuring every West Virginian has a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep at night continues to be one of my top priorities. Thousands of West Virginians and millions of Americans are currently experiencing homelessness, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made this devastating issue worse. I’m pleased HUD is investing more than $697K to expand opportunities for stable, accessible housing in our communities, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to ensure safe, affordable housing for every West Virginian across the Mountain State,”

Senator Joe Manchin, (D-WV)

“Our housing authorities across West Virginia provide essential services for our residents, and often help individuals get back on their feet. The funding announced today will make major impacts in the lives of people across West Virginia through HUD’s housing voucher program. I will continue to advocate for the resources our communities need to provide stability for West Virginians when they need it the most.”

Senator Shelley-Moore Capito (R-WV)

The areas near you that will be receiving funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development are listed below:

  • $50,929 – Housing Authority of Raleigh County
  • $28,289 – Housing Authority of the City of Bluefield
  • $26,682 – Housing Authority of the City of Beckley

The rest of the areas receiving funds are listed below:

  • $94,189 – Charleston/Kanawha County Housing Authority
  • $91,001 – Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority
  • $60,852 – Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg
  • $57,037 – Housing Authority of the City of Huntington
  • $50,929 – Housing Authority of Raleigh County
  • $47,159 – Housing Authority of the City of Parkersburg
  • $44,745 – Housing Authority of Mingo County
  • $36,174 – Housing Authority of Randolph County
  • $31,955 – Clarksburg/Harrison Housing Authority
  • $28,289 – Housing Authority of the City of Bluefield
  • $26,799 – Housing Authority of the City of Wheeling
  • $26,682 – Housing Authority of the City of Beckley
  • $25,295 – Housing Authority of Boone County
  • $25,217 – Housing Authority of the City of Weirton
  • $20,998 – Housing Authority of the City of Keyser
  • $16,125 – Housing Authority of the City of Pt. Pleasant
  • $13,814 – Grant County Housing Authority