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Community Works in West Virginia, Inc. offers disaster relief for 2016 flood victims

Community Works in West Virginia, Inc. is offering a Disaster Relief Program to those affected by the 2016 floods in federally declared disaster areas in West Virginia including Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties. Eligible homeowners whose homes were damaged by flood waters can use the Disaster Relief funds to assist with home repair or replacement.

Grant funds secured by Community Works are available for owner occupied units that are the primary residence. The funds can be used for home repair/replacement to restore habitability or code compliance up to a maximum of $15,000.00 per household, including delivery fees, which are subject to change.

The assistance is limited to those whose income is at or below 80% of the area median income and is also limited to assistance not already provided by insurance, federal or state emergency assistance or any other funding source.

It is for properties titled as real estate and permanently affixed to a foundation and requires a five year retention period. Properties in the 100-year flood plain are required to have flood insurance.

If you’re interested in finding out if you qualify, you can contact Jennifer Clay, Program Coodinator at the Home Ownership Center in Elkins, WV at 304-636-9115 ext 17 or by email at jclay@hocwv.org.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather as the host of Noon Hour magazine Monday through Friday and also on Wednesday nights from 10 p.m. until midnight as she and Chuck co-host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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