WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,750,278 for communities across West Virginia to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which received additional funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that was signed into law on Friday, March 27.
“It’s important that West Virginians have access to affordable housing and resources to foster economic recovery, especially during these difficult and uncertain times,” Senator Capito said. “This second round of funding through HUD and their CDBG program will help provide additional support to our public housing sector and relief to West Virginians that need it most. This pandemic has impacted West Virginians from all corners of the state, and I will continue to fight for the resources we need back home to continue to stay ahead of the curve and keep our residents safe.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of every West Virginian and has created housing instability for many of our friends and neighbors. Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head and food to eat, and this funding will help ensure that during this crisis, our fellow West Virginians are taken care of. Continuing to invest in our communities is essential to taking care of one another, and I will continue to fight for funding that will help West Virginians get back on their feet,” said Senator Manchin.