Feb 152017
 February 15, 2017

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.