USDA invests to repair, rehabilitate WV low-income homes

West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, WV (WOWK) – The United States Department of Agriculture will be investing more than $253,371 in Housing Preservation Grants in 22 West Virginia counties. The announcement came from the Trump Administration Thursday, Sept. 10, according to the USDA.

The USDA Rural Development’s housing preservation grant money will go toward repairing and rehabilitating up to 39 homes for low- and very-low-income households around the Mountain State, according to the USDA.

Kris Warner, State Director of USDA Rural Development in West Virginia, says these 22 counties will receive grant money assistance:

  • Brooke
  • Calhoun
  • Doddridge
  • Fayette
  • Gilmer
  • Hancock
  • Jackson
  • Kanawha
  • Logan
  • Marshall
  • Mingo
  • Nicholas
  • Ohio
  • Pleasants
  • Raleigh
  • Randolph
  • Ritchie
  • Roane
  • Tyler
  • Wetzel
  • Wirt
  • Wood

USDA officials say these grants can be used to repair or replace electrical wiring, foundations, roofs, insulation, heating systems and water and waste disposal systems; add handicap accessibility features and provide labor and materials.

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