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Residents Find Sense of Community in Huntington Housing Development

Founders Landing redeveloped with help from Fund program

HUNTINGTON – Kellie Weidenhammer hurt her back at work a few years ago and she will tell you life has not been easy since her accident.

“We pretty much lost everything,” she said.

As Weidenhammer struggles to get herself and her family back on their feet, she’s found a home at Founder’s Landing, a development on the city’s West Side that was recently rehabilitated, in part, through... Continue Reading

Movin’ Up - No First Time Buyer

Fund Makes Mortgage Loan Program More Accessible

For more information, contact George Gannon at 304.391.8643

The West Virginia Housing Development Fund has revamped its newest home ownership program to make it available to more West Virginia homebuyers. In an effort to expand the Movin’ Up program, the Fund has raised income limits and eliminated county-related stipulations.

Under the old requirements, buyers had to make less than a predetermined annual income and . income limits varied from county to county. With the new plan, income limits... Continue Reading

Shamblin and Colby

Fund Promotes Longtime Employees

Both bring wealth of experience to new roles

The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is excited to announce the promotions of two staff members. Patti Shamblin has been promoted to Managing Director of Loan Originations and Cathy Colby will now serve as Managing Director for the HOME Program. Both have served the organization in countless ways during the employment with the Fund.

“We’re excited for Cathy and Patti. They have proven to be dedicated, capable members of... Continue Reading

The Movin’ Up Home Loan Program is an exciting new mortgage finance option offered by the West Virginia Housing Development Fund.

The Movin’ Up Program has been designed to help moderate-income homebuyers purchase a new residence. Unlike our more commonly known homebuyer programs, Movin’ Up does not have a first-time homebuyer requirement and is geared toward home buyers who might have outgrown their current residence or just want to make a change.


Or contact a team member in our single-family loan originations department .

Click here for the current rate for the Movin’ Up Program

Eligible Borrowers –  The statewide income limits are set at $113,760 for a one or two-person household and $132,720 for a household of three or more.

Is there a first-time home buyer requirement? No. There is no first-time homebuyer rule for this program. That doesn’t exclude those who may be first-time homebuyers, but it is not a requirement.

Can I take advantage of Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance? Yes! That’s one of the major benefits of this program. The options are listed below:

  • Up to $5,000 for loans with a loan-to-value ratio greater than or equal to 90% of the purchase price
  • Up to $8,000 for loans with a loan-to-value ratio less that 90% of the purchase price

Please refer to the Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance Program section for more information.

What kind of home can I purchase? Single-family structures, townhomes and units in approved Planned Unit Developments or condominiums and new multi-sectional manufactured homes. All must be located in West Virginia.

Is there an acreage limit? There is no acreage limit with this program.

New Construction and Permanent Financing – Permanent financing is available for newly constructed homes. Construction financing is not available.

What types of mortgage insurance does the Fund accept? We take all mortgage insurance including FHA, VA, USDA and private mortgage insurance.l

Do I have to participate in Homebuyer Education/Counseling? 

Homebuyer Education/Counseling is required for both the Movin’ Up and Homeownership programs on conventionally insured or uninsured loans.  On the government insured loans (FHA, VA, and USDA) follow the insuring agencies guidelines for Homebuyer Education/Counseling requirements.  Information on counseling providers in W.Va. may be found here or with your mortgage insurance (MI) provider.

Update – Our requirement that income from all household occupants over the age of 18, excluding those dependents who are enrolled as a full-time student, is being amended to only include the “income of all parties on the note and/or taking title to the property.”

*Please note that any and all APR calculations presented throughout the website will be based on a sales price of $100,000 with a 5 percent down payment.

** Movin’ Up Special is for potential applicants whose qualifying income is at or below 80 percent of Area Median Income for their federally-designated census tract. The program’s features include a reduced interest rate as compared to the regular Movin’ Up program and lower cost Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). For more information, please contact the Fund at 1 800 933 8511.