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The West Virginia Property Rescue Initiative, formerly known as the Demolition Program, mandates that the Fund allocates $1 million per fiscal year over a five-year period for a revolving loan program available to counties and municipalities that want to rid their communities of blighted, dangerous properties. The program provides cities and counties with resources to acquire and/or remove dilapidated properties from their communities. To be eligible, cities and counties must have the authority to acquire and/or demolish the property and the structures to be razed must constitute a health and safety hazard. Assistance is provided in the form of a loan repayable over a maximum term of seven years.

If you are a contractor licensed in West Virginia and would like to learn more about how your services can be used to demolish blighted, dangerous structures, please fill out the following form and a member of the Fund’s staff will be in touch.

The West Virginia Property Rescue Initiative Program Guide

***The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is soliciting proposals from local government in small communities to adopt, implement, and/or enforce compliance of ordinances and code regulations regulating public health, safety and welfare by addressing dilapidated housing in communities under the West Virginia Property Rescue Initiative Code Enforcement Technical Assistance Support Program.***

Please click here for more information.

Please refer all questions concerning WVPRI and the WVPRI RFP to Donna Martino .

Helpful links

West Virginia Community Development Hub

West Virginia Bad Buildings Program

West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers

The Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic (Land Use Clinic)

WVPRI Slideshow