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THE 2016 HOUSING TRUST FUND SURVEY REPORT

THE 2016 HOUSING TRUST FUND SURVEY REPORT

The Housing Trust Fund Project of the Center for Community Change is pleased to offer this report summarizing our findings from a national survey of housing trust funds completed late in 2015. The report summarizes the characteristics of state, city and county housing trust funds in distinct sections, followed by a description of the progress with state enabling legislation in several states. In this report, the Housing Trust Fund Project opted to highlight several trends we believe housing trust funds have contributed to the affordable housing field and ones that are important to pay attention to as we advance the role affordable housing plays in our…

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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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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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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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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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