What are the things that need to be done to take care of a home? They include cooking, doing laundry, housekeeping, staying safe, and paying rent after choosing where to live.
Housing and Preventing Homelessness
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low income tenants.
To search for a subsidized apartment go to: www.hud.gov/apps/section8/step2.cfm?state=WV,%20West%20Virginia
Public Housing Program/Housing Choice Vouchers:
Public housing provides safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Housing choice vouchers are also available to assist very low income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities with rent for a private market apartment.
If you are interested in applying for public housing or a housing choice voucher, contact your local Public Housing Authority at: www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/states/wv.cfm
WVDHHR Homeless Program provides services for individuals or families in immediate need of housing and who have no income or means of obtaining housing. Services include emergency shelter, food and medical care.
To apply for Homeless Services, contact the shelter in county where you are located visit:
Monongalia County: Bartlett House, Inc. (304) 292-0101
Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties: Community Networks Inc. - Bethany House (304) 263-3510
Ohio County: Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless, Inc.
Cabell and Wayne Counties: Harmony House (304) 523-2764
Mason County: Southwestern Community Action Council (304) 675-1124
Randolph County: North Central West Virginia Community Action Association Inc. (304) 636-5193
Kanawha County: Roark-Sullivan Center (304) 340-3616
Raleigh and Wyoming Counties: Pin Haven - Stone Haven Shelter (304) 252-6396
Marion County: Scott Place Shelter (304) 366-6543
Kanawha County: YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Women, Children, and Families (304) 340-3562
Your County not Listed? Contact your local DHHR Office