Rahall Announces Funding for Homeless Housing Assistance


BECKLEY, W.Va. – May 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Friday announced the Greenbrier County Housing Authority has been awarded more than $155,000 to offer permanent supportive housing for disabled homeless individuals and families.

“Building stability one person at a time strengthens local economies and improves opportunities for growth and development,” said Rahall. “In this nation of plenty, homelessness is a travesty. Having a place to call home is the essence of human dignity and is essential to the pathway of rebuilding productive lives.”

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Permanent Supportive Housing funding through its Continuum of Care Renewal Program, which assists the homeless through a coordinated approach between local and state government entities and nonprofits. This is continued funding for the Greenbrier County Housing Authority to support rental assistance for 17 housing units.

HUD’s Supportive Housing Program is designed to develop supportive housing and services that will allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. Assistance is provided to help homeless persons achieve the residential stability they need allowing them to focus on increasing their skills levels and/or incomes and obtain more influence over decisions that affect their lives.


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