Huntington Receiving Over $1 Million Dollar HUD Housing Grant

From a Rep. Nick Rahall Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Thursday announced that eight Housing Authorities in southern West Virginia will be receiving a total of $2.1 million for modernization projects and facility improvements.

“Keeping our community housing in good repair makes for good neighbors and better neighborhoods,” said Rahall.  “Local businesses can benefit from working with their housing authorities supplying services and materials on upgrades and improvements.  HUD programs such as these can go a long way in helping hard-working West Virginians to regain their footing and achieve self-sufficiency.”

The following Housing Authorities have been awarded funding through the Public Housing Capital Fund within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):


·         City of Beckley, $275,462

·         City of Bluefield, $216,183

·         Boone County, $88,686

·         City of Huntington, $1,012,102

·         Mingo County, $53,473

·         City of Mount Hope, $167,706

·         Raleigh County, $80,932

·         City of Williamson $269,801


The Capital Fund is made available by formula distribution to housing authorities for the development and modernization of public housing projects, and for addressing deferred maintenance needs and the replacement of obsolete systems and equipment.  Among other things, the funding will be used to repair outdoor pole lighting and sidewalks, retain walls and roofing, install new hot water tanks and bath tubs, along with grounds work, landscaping, and fence repairs.