Sense of Community Important at Smith Manor

MATEWAN – Smith Manor, a nine-story, 100-apartment high rise building overlooking the Tug Fork River, is a family affair.

In a couple of different ways.

The building is owned and operated by the Smith family. Twin brothers David and Daniel Smith are following in the footsteps of their parents, the late Frank and Joann Smith, who started the partnership that is responsible for the development.

“They built this building in response to a flood that devastated the town of... Continue Reading

Fund Hires Business Development and Lender Support Officer

The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is excited to welcome Justin Hylbert as its new Business Development and Lender Support Officer.  Hylbert, a long-time mortgage loan officer in the Charleston area, will lead the Fund’s single-family department’s outreach efforts.

“Justin is experienced and well respected among the state’s banking and lending community,” said Erica Boggess, the Fund’s Executive Director. “We are proud to welcome him to our team and we know our partners across the state are looking forward... Continue Reading

Brian Holland stands on the porch of his new home.

Veteran Has New Home With Help from Fund Program

HUNTINGTON – Barry Holland has a simple, but profound way to describe his new home.

“This is just beautiful,” he said. “This is a beautiful thing.”

Originally from Beckley, Holland grew up in Cleveland before joining the U.S. Army in 1975. He spent a decade working with, as he says, “bombs and guns.”

After leaving the army, he would eventually make his way to Huntington. He was staying at a local veteran’s home when he learned of Huntington W.V. Area... Continue Reading

Fund Partners With Federal Home Loan Bank to Combat Homelessness

Home4Good is a newly-created program developed by the Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh and the West Virginia Housing Development Fund to address unmet and critical needs in the existing Continuums of Care across the state.

The initiative will provide a flexible source of funding for organizations working to address homelessness in West Virginia with the primary objective of ensuring that if an individual is faced with homelessness it is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Continuum of Care approach... Continue Reading

Young West Virginia Artists Showcase Fair Housing Posters

The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is proud to partner with The West Virginia Human Rights Commission to present their 7th Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest. This year’s theme borrows a phrase from the late Fred Rogers, the eponymous star of the long-running PBS show Mister Rodgers’ Neighborhood. Students from across the state were asked to develop a poster based on the phrase “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

The purpose of the contest is to demonstrate non-discriminatory housing for all... Continue Reading