The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is responsible for the administration of the National Housing Trust Fund. The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) program was established under section 1338 of the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, as amended (12 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (the Act). In general, under the HTF program, HUD allocates funds by formula to eligible states to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing, with primary attention to rental housing for extremely low-income and very low-income households, including homeless families.
Section 1337 of the Act requires a percentage of the unpaid principal balance of total new business for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) (collectively, the government-sponsored enterprises or GSEs) to be set aside and allocated as a dedicated source of annual funding for the HTF, unless allocations are suspended by the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the agency that regulates the GSEs. These funds will be deposited into an HTF account established in the Treasury of the United States by the Secretary of the Treasury to carry out the HTF program. The Act also provides that the HTF may be funded with amounts appropriated, transferred, or credited to the HTF under other provisions of law.
In 2022, the Fund committed $3,405,000 of HTF funds to two affordable housing multifamily residential rental projects. The two projects contain 139 total units, and 30 of these units were HTF assisted.
For more information on the National Housing Trust Fund, please contact Cathy Colby
The Fund ‘s 2022 HTF Commitment Information
Consolidated Annual Action Plan
HOME & HTF Guidelines & RFP
HOME & HTF Plans
HOME & HTF Asset Management Documents
Environmental Provisions & Forms
Section 3 Forms
Real Estate Acquisition and Relocation
HUD Exchange-Laws and Regulations
49 CFR 24 Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies ACT (Uniform ACT or URA)
HTF Program Commitments
HTF Program Regulations
- 24 CFR 100.201- Fair Housing Act Definitions
- 24 CFR 100.205 – Fair Housing Act Design & Construction Requirements
- 24 CFR 35 Lead Based Paint Poisoning Prevention in Certain Residential Structures
- HUD Exchange
Part of the West Virginia Housing Development Fund’s mission is to provide financing for affordable housing, including residential rental housing. To offer guidance and direction, we have put together a detailed manual to help developers understand our policies and procedures relating to portfolio diversification, related parties and eligible participants.
General Rehabilitation Specifications Manual (July 2016)
Multifamily Lending Policy January 2021
Underwriting And Subsidy Layering Guidelines Revised March 2020