HUD awards $2 million to public housing in West Virginia to help keep residents housed

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WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Joe DeFelice announced today more than $2 million (see chart below) in CARES Act funding to help families living in public housing across West Virginia during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding, made available by the CARES Act legislation President Trump signed into law on March 27, 2020, will be awarded to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in the state. See national list of funding recipients.

“As the nation continues to deal with this health crisis, HUD is equipping Public Housing Authorities across West Virginia with a second round of funding to ensure they have what they need to fight the spread of the virus to keep families safe and secure,” said DeFelice.

In May, HUD initially awarded $1.6 million to help PHAs in the state prevent, prepare for and respond to the pandemic. These funds, as well as those awarded today, can be used for traditional administrative fees as well as for new costs related to keeping HUD-assisted families and individuals safe—those receiving assistance through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Mainstream Voucher Programs.

While both programs provide tenant-based vouchers to low-income households, Mainstream vouchers go to low-income households that have a non-elderly person with a disability.

The eligible coronavirus-related activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Procuring cleaning supplies and/or services to maintain safe and sanitary HCV units, including common areas of PHA-owned Project Based Voucher (PBV) projects.
  • Relocation of participating families to health units or other designated units for testing, hospitalization, or quarantine, or transportation to these locations to limit the exposure that could be caused by using mass transportation.
  • Additional costs to supportive services vendors incurred due to coronavirus.
  • Costs to retain or increase owner participation in the HCV Program, such as incentive or retention costs (e.g. the PHA offers owner an incentive payment to participate in recognition of added difficulties of making units available for HCV families to rent while stay-at-home orders or social distancing practices are in effect).
  • Costs for providing childcare for the children of PHA staff that would not have otherwise been incurred (e.g. children are at home due to school closings, PHA staff are working outside of regular work schedules, etc.).

For more information on HUD’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the actions the Department has taken, please visit HUD.gov/coronavirus. PHAs across the nation have jumped into action to help assist their tenants and their communities during this unprecedented time. Read more about their stories featured in HUD’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

Recipient
City
Award Type
Amount
Charleston/Kanawha Housing Authority
CHARLESTON
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$504,912
Housing Authority of the City of Wheeling
WHEELING
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$69,133
Housing Authority of the City of Huntington
HUNTINGTON
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$186,870
Housing Authority of the City of Parkersburg
PARKERSBURG
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$186,220
Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$38,322
Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority
FAIRMONT
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$153,660
Housing Authority of the City of Keyser
KEYSER
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$34,449
Housing Authority of the City of Beckley
BECKLEY
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$63,743
Housing Authority of the City of Weirton
WEIRTON
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$43,098
Housing Authority of the City of Point Pleasant
POINT PLEASANT
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$15,220
Housing Authority of the City of Bluefield
BLUEFIELD
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$46,352
Clarksburg/Harrison Housing Authority
CLARKSBURG
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$92,124
Grant County Housing Authority
Petersburg
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$7,195
Housing Authority of the County of Jackson
Ripley
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$66,380
Housing Authority of Mingo County
Delbarton
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$190,846
Housing Authority of Raleigh County
BECKLEY
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$218,069
Housing Authority of Boone County
DANVILLE
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$68,114
Housing Authority of Randolph County
ELKINS
Regular Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$97,999
Charleston/Kanawha Housing Authority
CHARLESTON
Mainstream Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$5,703
Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority
FAIRMONT
Mainstream Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$5,703
Housing Authority of Randolph County
ELKINS
Mainstream Voucher Program CARES Act Administrative Fee Round 2
$1,522
TOTAL
$2,095,634
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