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Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority

Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority

  Housing Counseling The Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority (FMHA) received $15,000 from the Trust Fund for its Housing Counseling Program. One of its goals was to hold its Home Buyers Education (HBE) class on a site outside its Fairmont office, and this was achieved at the Seneca Center in Morgantown where FMHA rents space. This class produced 7 new HBE graduates, bring- ingthetotalnumberofHBEgraduatesto81in2014. Therewerealso11 Post-Purchase Education Graduates during this time. Social media efforts were also vamped up in 2014 to include weekly posts to Facebook and Twitter, and an Instagram page was started. New outreach contacts have been made with PNC…

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Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity

Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity

Scattered Sites and Critical Home Repair Project Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity (AHHFH) received funding for a two-part project consisting of the construction of five single-family de- tached houses on four sites throughout its three-county service area. Trust Fund monies were also used for capacity building activities to assist in serving even more families more efficiently through its Critical Home Repair program. Two houses will be constructed in the Summers Elms development in White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County. Two will be built on different sites in the greater Durbin area in Pocahontas County, and the fifth house will be constructed…

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HUNTINGTON WV AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

HUNTINGTON WV AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

On September 11, 2014, Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity intro- duced a new program thanks to funding from the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund. With a focus on helping formerly homeless veterans become homeowners and titled the Veterans Housing Initiative, the program constructsnewsingle-familyhousessolelyforsingle,adultveterans. Acollab- orative program with the Huntington VA Medical Center’s Community Re- source and Referral Center (CRRC), the Veterans Housing Initiative provides veterans the opportunity to own their own simple, decent, affordable and energy-efficient homes. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that 1.4 million veterans are considered at risk of homeless- ness due to poverty,…

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Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homless

Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homless

Nelson Apartments, Huntington, Cabell County Nelson Apartments, located at 418-22 9th Street West in Huntington, Cabell County, was donated to the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless in 2009. Dedicated to developing permanent housing for peo- ple who are homeless, the Coalition devised a plan to renovate this property built in 1925 into six, one- bedroom units to house some of Huntington’s homeless population. The renovation work wa squite extensive with existing walls being removed and rebuilt. Therenovated structure has been completely rewired and a new heating and air conditioning system installed. Each unit is approximately 450 square feet in size.…

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COALFIELD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

COALFIELD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Courtyard Apartments, Wayne, Wayne County  Coalfield Development Corporation was awarded $15,000 from the Trust Fund for repairs to Courtyard Apartments, a 6-unit affordable housing complex in downtown Wayne, Wayne County. These dol- lars were used to address outstanding issues in the building that included a flat, rubber roof that leaked (subsequently replaced with a pitched, shingled roof that resolved that problem), and fixing a leaking HVAC unit and subsequent damages. While Coalfield’s office has been contained in a seventh unit at Courtyard Apartments, this will change in April 2015 when the unit will be converted back into an affordable housing…

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