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December 6, 2017
RIPLEY – The West Virginia Housing Development Fund recently celebrated the dedication of Elizabeth Way Apartments.     Erica...
November 27, 2017
Fund Remains Only Housing Finance Agency with “AAA” Distinction   Standard & Poor’s Rating Service has once again affirmed West...
August 16, 2017
The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is proud to announce the promotion of two long-time employees.   Crystal Toney will be...
August 9, 2017
CROSS LANES – As of Monday, there is one less blighted, dangerous building in Kanawha County.   It took about 20 minutes for a large...
June 1, 2017
Most know the West Virginia Housing Development Fund through our home-buying programs. One in 10 West Virginia homebuyers have entrusted us...
April 25, 2017
The West Virginia Housing Development Fund’s Board of Directors has approved a loan to the Kanawha County Commission to help take down...
April 18, 2017
  Erica L. Boggess has been named Executive Director of the West Virginia Housing Development Fund.     Boggess, who has...
March 30, 2017
A message to our customers:   Here at the Fund, we are proud of what we do. We are honored by the fact that so many West Virginians...
February 14, 2017
We are pleased to present the West Virginia Housing Development Fund’s Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report. This is an important record of...
January 26, 2017
  The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is excited to welcome Governor Jim Justice and Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt...

Fund Sponsors Fair-Housing Themed Poster Contest

How do young people view equality and fair housing? The West Virginia Housing Development Fund hoped to answer some of these questions by sponsoring a poster contest for middle and high school students.


The first place winners were Elizabeth Knox, a senior at Ripley High School, and Makayla McMillion, a sixth grader at Lenore K-8 School in Williamson.


“We want to engage kids at a young age and help them understand not only the significance of fair housing, but why equality is so important,” said Erica Boggess, the Fund’s Acting Executive Director. “Elizabeth’s and Makayla’s posters, and all the artwork we saw, give us hope that the next generation is embracing social justice.”


The Fund is committed to fair housing. Not only do we do all we can to make sure protected classes of citizens know their rights and what to do if they feel like they are being discriminated against, we want to educate landlords, developers, property owners and managers about why compliance matters and their responsibilities.


“We want everyone involved in the process to know their rights and responsibilities and education is one of the most effective tools we have,” said Josh Brown, the Fund’s Fair Housing and Compliance Officer.


The poster contest is part of the West Virginia Human Rights Commission 2014 Fair Housing Conference. Schools from across the Charleston area were asked for submissions.


The West Virginia Housing Development Fund, West Virginia’s affordable mortgage leader, recently sponsored a poster contest to promote fair housing and the importance of social justice.

(The first place winners were Makayla McMillion, left, and Elizabeth Knox, right.)


The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is the state's affordable mortgage finance agency.

The WVHDF was established to develop and improve the state's housing opportunities for residents.