$3 million going to West Virginia public housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV) -- $3 million in federal funds are going towards public housing in West Virginia.

Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito made the announcement in a joint press release Thursday. The money comes from a Housing Urban Development trust fund and is meant to increase the amount of clean, safe public housing in the state.

“The new Housing Trust Fund will invest in states like West Virginia to make sure that all families have access to safe and clean housing. I have always believed that no child or family should have to go to sleep at night not feeling safe and secure in their own home. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will make sure the Housing Trust Fund continues to invest in West Virginia,” said Manchin.

“West Virginia communities are a great place to call home because we look out for one another,” Capito said. “When our neighbors are down, we lift them up, and these programs help ensure no one goes without a home for too long. Having a place to live is critical to getting back on the path toward success, and I will continue working to ensure our communities have the resources they need to provide opportunity for all West Virginians.”