Seven housing programs in West Virginia have been awarded federal grants totaling more than $842,000.
The grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to assist homeless individuals and families, along with communities experiencing homelessness.
Programs receiving grants include the Clarksburg Housing Authority, Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless, Huntington West Virginia Housing Authority, Kanawha Valley Collective/KVC Planning Project, Raleigh County Community Action Association, Stop Abusive Family Environments and Westbrook Health Services.
U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, and Rep. Nick Rahall announced the grants Monday in a news release.