Rupert to receive $10.1 million in funding for affordable housing project

EDITOR’S NOTE: The number of housing units to be built has been changed to correct a misprint which originally appeared in this press release.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) – member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – on Thursday, announced $10,140,166 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Woodlands Development Group. The funding will construct and operate approximately 20 homes in the Rupert area, including rent-assisted units for low and very low-income seniors and market-rate units.

“Every West Virginian deserves a roof over their head and a warm, safe place to sleep at night,” said Senator Manchin. “I’m pleased HUD is investing more than $10.1 million to help ensure quality, affordable housing in Greenbrier County, especially for low-income seniors. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of the funding and, as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to support a secure living environment for every West Virginian across the Mountain State.”

This funding is made possible through HUD’s Supportive Housing for the Elderly program, which provides interest-free capital advances to private, nonprofit sponsors to finance the development of supportive housing for the elderly. This investment will construct 1,262 new rent-assisted units for low and very low-income seniors and 526 additional market-rate units.

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