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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

Energy efficiency an important part of affordable housing

Most of the West Virginia Housing Development Fund’s programs encourage developers to include HVAC systems, appliances, and other measures that increase energy efficiency.

While recycling materials and conserving energy are two simple ways everyone can protect the environment, sustainability is something home builders must consider in each project to ensure they meet stringent environmental protection standards.

Energy efficient and sustainable building practices play a key role in multifamily housing development. The... Continue Reading

Officials cut ribbon on Blackwater Apartments, a new development in Davis, West Virginia.

Officials hope Blackwater Apartments project leads to economic development in Tucker County

For many people seeking respite at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mountains of Davis, West Virginia, seemed like the perfect place.

Surrounded by the lush Monongahela National Forest, the small town attracted visitors from nearby Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as other urban areas up and down the eastern seaboard. To provide lodging, many homeowners in and around Davis began converting their spaces into Airbnb rentals. Those who could even bought second homes so they could rent... Continue Reading