Capito, Manchin announce housing grants statewide


The federal government has announced millions of dollars in grants to help public housing authorities in West Virginia.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide more than 13 million dollars to authorities to help modernize and develop existing housing options.

It’s money that can go a long way, especially in areas where budgets often run tight.

“Capital funds do actually do lots for us.  We could not make it without them because of shortfalls in our operating subsidy,” said Arlene Kerns, director of the Housing Authority of the City of Weston.

Seven counties in North Central West Virginia will received funds from the grants.

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