Most know the West Virginia Housing Development Fund through our home-buying programs. One in 10 West Virginia homebuyers have entrusted us with what is often their biggest investment. We are honored by their faith in us. Owning a home is a major responsibility, but our customers understand what it means to put down roots. Homeownership is not only a hallmark of the American dream; it is a commitment to the community and a tangible sign of someone’s hard work and sacrifice. We have been here for this state since 1969, and if we have anything to say about it, we will be here for a long, long time.
Our homebuying programs are just one aspect of what we do. We also help those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. We help young girls who have experienced trauma and abuse overcome the past. We help developers create affordable housing for our state’s elderly residents. We help homeowners upgrade or replace aging septic systems. We help the economically challenged find safe housing. We help Habitat For Humanity use their capital to reinvest in homes for those who need it most. One of our newest programs, the West Virginia Property Rescue Initiative, is a tool cities and counties can use to get rid of blighted, dangerous buildings.
To help tell this story, we created a video so you can meet those who utilize our programs and what they have meant to them. Over the next few minutes, you will hear from:
<> A young couple buying their first home who used our Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance program.
<> Folks at Recovery Point Charleston who are on the front lines of our state’s battle against drug addiction.
<> Workers at Golden Girl Group Home in Ceredo who are using Fund resources to expand their campus and help even more young ladies who are in difficult situations.
<> A homeowner in Shepherdstown who used our nationally-recognized On-Site Program to replace his septic system.
“We need to tell our story and show how our organization is working diligently and determinedly to help so many across our state,” said Erica Boggess, the Fund’s Executive Director. “We are proud of what we do and honored to do it. We love this state and our dedicated staff works tirelessly to move West Virginia forward. We hope this video gives some real insight into how we fulfill our mission. The Mountain State is a special place. Our natural beauty is only matched by our wonderful people.Thanks for watching.”