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The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program is now open and accepting applications. Please click here to learn more and apply for assistance.


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Fund Maintains Top Rating

Standard & Poor’s Rating Service has once again affirmed West Virginia Housing Development Fund’s “AAA” issuer credit rating. The “AAA” qualification is Standard & Poor’s highest ranking and the Fund is the only state housing finance agency to receive an “AAA” rating.

“I am so proud of the WVHDF for leading the nation with this rating,” said Gov. Jim Justice, who, in his role as Governor, serves as Chairman of the Fund’s Board of Directors. “The Fund... Continue Reading

Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program

Program to Offer Help for West Virginia Renters, Landlords Now Accepting Applications

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Housing Development Fund are excited to announce that a program developed to help renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19 is open and accepting applications.

The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program offers direct financial assistance to renters who have lost their job, had their income reduced or suffered a significant cost or financial hardship because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“I’m incredibly excited for this program, because it’s going to enable... Continue Reading

Housing Crew in Wayne County Works to Keep Residents Safe During Storm, Power Outage

WAYNE – The winter storm that crippled Wayne County late February was brutal. High winds, heavy snow, frigid temperatures, and mass power outages crippled sections of the county for days. At one point, up to 60 percent of county residents were without power.

News reports showed ice-covered roads, uprooted trees and downed power lines.

In the face of all that, the folks who run Charter House Apartments were not going to abandon the people who live there. The apartment... Continue Reading

West Side Woman Finds Hope After Tragedy

CHARLESTON – The first thing you notice when Stephanie Bego starts talking about the city’s West Side, a place she has called home most of her life, is her passion. She loves the community, she watches out for her neighbors and she extolls the charms that might be overlooked by some.

The second thing you notice is how her enthusiasm transcends words.

When she saw that some younger girls in her neighborhood didn’t have much to do, she... Continue Reading