Parkersburg awarded $330,000 in federal funding for public housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTAP) - The city of Parkersburg will receive more than $330,000 in federal money for public-housing programs.

The funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is included in more than $13.5 million awarded to public-housing authorities across West Virginia.

Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the funding on Thursday.

The funding will help public-housing officials across the Mountain State develop, finance and modernize their facilities as well as their management operations, officials said.

“Investment in public housing infrastructure is critical to the health of our communities,” Manchin said. “Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to have a roof over their head.

“These facilities serve as a temporary spot for individuals to get back on their feet and get their finances together. Without these facilities around our state and the country, there would be unimaginable homelessness and poverty that would cripple our economy. I applaud this funding for West Virginia and I will keep fighting to make sure that everyone has a chance and a roof over their head,”

Capito said: “West Virginians look after their own, and none of our neighbors should be left without a roof over their head.

“While it is important that we create communities where all West Virginians have the opportunity to lift themselves up, providing safe places to live in the interim is a critical part of helping them achieve the American Dream. This funding will support our local housing agencies in that goal.”

Following is the complete list of the amounts and agencies that will receive the funds.

• $2,962,750– Charleston/Kanawha Housing Authority
• $1,110,368– Housing Authority of the City of Wheeling
• $1,110,368– Housing Authority of the City of Huntington
• $333,963– Housing Authority of the City of Parkersburg
• $594,506– Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg
• $301,862– Housing Authority of the City of Mount Hope
• $519,606– Housing Authority of the City of Williamson
• $306,697– Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority
• $174,413– Housing Authority of the City of Keyser
• $465,761– Housing Authority of the City of Moundsville
• $421,737– Housing Authority of the City of Grafton
• $165,859– Housing Authority of the City of Buckhannon
• $308,448– Housing Authority of Benwood and McMechen
• $493,092– Housing Authority of the City of Beckley
• $196,413– Housing Authority of the City of Weirton
• $294,642– Housing Authority of the City of Pt. Pleasant
• $380,702– Housing Authority of the City of Bluefield
• $148,736– Housing Authority of the City of Elkins
• $170,343– Housing Authority of the City of St. Albans
• $226,450– Housing Authority of the City of South Charleston
• $210,417– Housing Authority of the City of Dunbar
• $234,034– Housing Authority of the City of Spencer
• $654,150– Clarksburg/Harrison Housing Authority
• $95,750– Housing Authority of the City of Weston
• $181,750– Housing Authority of the City of Piedmont
• $337,243– Housing Authority of the County of Jackson
• $98,343– Housing Authority of Mingo County
• $116,351– Housing Authority of Raleigh County
• $164,689– Housing Authority of Boone County
• $137,938– Housing Authority of the City of Romney