State localities, organizations get $23M in federal grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Several West Virginia localities and organizations are getting more than $23 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall, all D-W.Va., announced that the grants are for community development, affordable housing, and homelessness prevention and relief.
The awards range from $10,000 for the Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless to a $1.6 million community development block grant for Huntington. Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Weirton and Wheeling also received community development block grants.Huntington, Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Wheeling received funds to expand affordable housing opportunities to low-income families.The Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless, Covenant House in Charleston, Huntington West Virginia Housing Authority and Kanawha Valley Collective in Huntington also received grants.
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