October 17, 2021

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Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Protect against Children and Youth Homelessness in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), customers of the Senate Appropriations Committee, nowadays introduced $36,485 from the U.S. Department of Housing and City Progress (HUD) to housing authorities in Charleston, Fairmont and Morgantown. This funding will support children and youth enduring homelessness. Further funding will be made use of to present homeownership costs to low-cash flow family members, the aged and individuals with disabilities.

“Far also lots of men and women in West Virginia struggle with homelessness and access to economical housing. That’s why it is incredibly important that our general public housing sector be geared up to handle these worries and offer guidance and steadiness for West Virginians in their time of will need. Its welcome information to see this funding coming to our state to guidance important housing plans, specially the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative. Building investments like these offers for a safer and healthier West Virginia,” Senator Capito reported.

“Ensuring just about every baby in West Virginia has a warm location to slumber and a roof about their head continues to be one of my leading priorities. Above 10,000 kids in West Virginia are now going through homelessness and owing to substantial unemployment, unstable living situations and position insecurity all through the COVID-19 pandemic, West Virginia is experiencing significant improves in small children and youth homelessness. And because the pandemic held most pupils at property, it has been nearly extremely hard for educational institutions to detect college students encountering homelessness,” Senator Manchin stated. “I am delighted HUD is investing in our housing authorities to assistance avert homelessness among little ones and youth. I will keep on to advocate for funding and methods to make sure every West Virginian – particularly our young children and youth – have obtain to cost-effective, quality housing.”

Personal awards detailed beneath:

Homeless Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI): Delivers FYI Vouchers for youth who are suitable below the Spouse and children Unification System (FUP) and is a collaborative exertion to protect against and close homelessness between youth with a current or prior history of little one welfare.


  • Charleston/Kanawha Housing Authority – $19,494
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  • Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority – $16,791
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Housing Alternative Voucher (HCV) System: Helps low-money people, the aged and people today with disabilities good, protected and sanitary housing in the personal marketplace.


  • Charleston/Kanawha Housing Authority, Administration Fees Established Apart (Homeownership Fees) – $200 
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