CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $425,000 from NeighborWorks America to create and preserve affordable housing, revitalize neighborhoods and create jobs in West Virginia. NeighborWorks America is a nonprofit organization that works with local governments, private businesses and partner organizations to support community development and develop affordable housing.
“NeighborWorks helps in recognizing and supporting the needs of our communities,” said Senator Capito. “This grant funding will assist the West Virginia network in preserving affordable housing, creating employment opportunities, and fostering local solutions to the problems our neighborhoods face. We all need the help of a neighbor from time to time, and I thank NeighborWorks for lending a hand to the Mountain State.”
“Investing in affordable housing is essential to the health of our communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Due to the pandemic, many West Virginians lost their jobs through no fault of their own, and increasing access to affordable housing can help them get back on their feet. Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head, regardless of their circumstances and I am pleased NeighborWorks America is investing in both affordable housing and job creation in West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin.
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