Update (Dec 2022): The specific program noted in this article is now closed. Other programs & resources may be available via the West Virginia Housing Development Fund.
Do You Know Someone At Risk For Eviction or Homelessness?
The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program is designed to assist West Virginia residential renters with annual income of no more than 80 percent of area median income (AMI) and who live in a household with one or more household members who have qualified for unemployment benefits, experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak; and where one or more household members are at risk of homelessness or housing instability such as a past due utility or rent notice or an eviction notice.
For Jefferson County residents, the AMI limit for single adults is $53,050; the AMI limit for a family of 4 is $75,750.
For Berkeley County residents, the AMI limit for single adults is $41,650; the AMI limit for a family of 4 is $59,450.
Information, qualification details, and applications on the web at www.wvhdf.com or you can Dial 2-1-1 if you don’t have access to the internet.By Steve Pearson