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Funding allows Rea of Hope to expand

A once-dilapidated structure on the East End of Charleston now offers a beacon of hope to women in substance abuse recovery.

Rea of Hope, a residential recovery program for women, officially opened the Ryan Brown House on June 15. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse is named in honor of a Charleston man who died of a heroin overdose in 2014. His parents, CeCe and Bobby Brown, worked with the West Virginia Legislature to establish the Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention... Continue Reading

Development brings new homes to Webster County

Photos of grandchildren. Menu boards in the kitchen. A toddler’s monster truck collection. 

Glade View, located in Cowen, brings 33 new affordable units to Webster County.

These are just a few of the ways tenants at Glad View have made their new units feel like home.

“I just love this apartment,” said Nancy Holbrook, who moved into her unit in January. “I never want to leave.”

Glade View is a new... Continue Reading

Grant helps Seed Sower, Inc., expand recovery housing services in Southern West Virginia

Seed Sower Inc., is a residential recovery home for women in Southern West Virginia. Renovations to the property were funded in part through the Affordable Housing Fund. Photo by Jay Phillips

Jay Phillips saw a need and knew he had to do something to address it.

The former financial management analyst for the Internal Revenue Service began volunteering a couple of years ago with Fruits of Labor, a culinary and agricultural... Continue Reading

Housing Development Fund mourns passing of Board member John Gianola

John Gianola, who joined the West Virginia Housing Development Fund’s Board of Directors, has died. The Fund extends its deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones. His guidance and expertise will be greatly missed.

The West Virginia Housing Development Fund mourns the death of John Gianola, a member of our Board of Directors and chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee.   

“I got to know John 30 some years ago... Continue Reading

Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program: Renter Testimonial

Hello, my name is Katie. I am a 41-year-old mother of two. I currently reside in Morgantown, but I grew up in the Northern Virginia area (Fairfax County) prior to my move to the Mountain State.  I have lived in the beautiful, wild and wonderful state for the past 14 years.  When my family first moved to Martinsburg, I was doing what they call a “super commute” each day, traveling from the Eastern Panhandle area of West Virginia and taking... Continue Reading