Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Congressman Nick Rahall announced more than $227,300 in federal funding for families in West Virginia who are receiving vouchers to find employment that offers living wages and economic independence.
"West Virginians are proud workers and have made great sacrifices to care for their loved ones. Programs like these help families struggling with tough times to get back on the path to financial stability and economic independence," said Rahall. "Every family we help to find safe, secure housing, and every breadwinner we enable to earn a living wage strengthens our neighborhoods and sustains our business communities in the long run."
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Housing Choice Voucher and the Family Self-sufficiency program were awarded the funding. This program aims to find employment for families through local community partnerships. Through these partnerships, families are provided with plans to help them develop skills needed to find employment and become economically.
Below are the individual award amounts:
$36,462—Parkersburg Housing Authority
$36,338—Huntington West Virginia Housing Authority
$35,175—Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority
$33,920—Housing Authority of Mingo County
$33,455—Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing Authority
$29,678—Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority
$22,353—Randolph County Housing Authority