U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently announced $4,022,673 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 14 West Virginia housing organizations and facilities across the state to provide affordable housing for low-income seniors.

“Far too many West Virginians are facing housing instability and experiencing homelessness, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made this dire and heartbreaking issue worse. This funding will support West Virginia organizations and housing facilities that provide affordable housing for low-income West Virginia seniors across the state,” said Manchin. “I will continue to fight for funding to ensure every West Virginian has a roof over their head, regardless of their situation.”

“Far too many individuals in West Virginia are struggling with homelessness and access to affordable housing,” Capito said. “I’m glad to see this support coming to West Virginia through two of HUD’s housing programs, and I look forward to the impact each of these grants will have in communities across our state. I’m proud to help announce this funding, which will assist in providing West Virginians the opportunity to live independently, while also increasing access to important voluntary support services.”

Individual awards are listed below:

Fiscal Year 2020 Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program Awards: This program provides capital advance funding for the development of supportive rental housing for elderly people who are low-income. This award will support the production of 98 units that will be affordable to low-income elderly households.

● $3,443,499 — Cornerstone Community Development Corporation

Fiscal Year 2021 Multifamily Service Coordinator and Congregate Housing Services Program Renewals: This program provides funds to continue providing service coordination and supportive services to low-income seniors at HUD-assisted multifamily properties in order to promote health and wellness, and to support residents as they age in place in an independent housing setting.

● $68,476 — Martinsburg Senior Towers

● $67,292 — Highlawn Senior Apartments

● $63,242 — Baughman Towers Senior Apartments

● $55,869 — Pleasantview Towers

● $52,846 — Agsten Homes, Inc.

● $43,029 — National Church Residences Elderly of Montgomery (Rivermont Presbyterian Homes)

● $42,429 — Marion Unity Apartments, Inc.

● $37,633 — Mountain Terrace Inc.

● $36,035 — Dunbar Towers

● $34,106 — Unity Housing Inc.

● $28,806 — Alderson Manor

● $28,282 — West Virginia Homes

● $21,129 — Manor House Associates

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