Habitat for Humanity (Wood County)
In addition to building affordable for homes for qualified individuals, Habitat for Humanity operates a Restore facility in Parkersburg. The Restore facility takes donations from the community for resell. The facility focuses on used and/or leftover buildings materials, equipment and appliances at a reduced price. Habitat is also a Certified Housing Development Organization (CHDO) with the Parkersburg-Wood County Housing Consortium and US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Habitat receives an annual allocation from the Consortium to build affordable housing units in the community. For more information, click here.
Community Resources Inc.
This organization’s goal is to strengthen the community by providing leadership, education, resources, and opportunities that improve quality of life. CRI offers Family Development Counseling, Housing Counseling to first-time homebuyers that get a SHOP loan through the Parkersburg/Wood County Home Consortium, Weatherizing homes, as well as several other programs that focus on helping people overcome barriers and becoming self-sufficient. For more information, please click here.
Westbrook Health Services
This organization provides assistance to individuals and households in need. The City financially supports programs aimed at preventing people from becoming homeless or to provide temporarily housing to people that do not have shelter. Westbrook also makes bus passes available to individuals at a reduced cost. These funds are made available through the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program. For more information, please click here.
For more information about this organization and its functions within the City of Parkersburg, please contact Major Stanley Melton, at 304-485-4529. Additional information can also be found here.
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
Our Community’s Foundation, the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and the regional affiliates of Doddridge, Jackson, Mason, and Ritchie Counties and the Little Kanawha Area, is a nonprofit public charity created by local citizens to support the needs of our communities. By linking generations of the region’s caring citizens together and encouraging them to think about what’s best for us all, we can dream bigger and do more. For more information on this organization, click here.
The mission of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley is to unite communities, contributors, and human service agencies in a common goal to improve the quality of life in the greater Mid-Ohio Valley area. The organization serves eight counties in West Virginia and two counties in Ohio. For more information on this organization, click here.
The Bernard McDonough Foundation
The Bernard McDonough Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation located in Parkersburg, WV. For more than 40 years the foundation has supported the nonprofit community in West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio. The foundation is committed to providing financial support to non-profits whose mission is to assist with basic human needs including those that address basic health and social welfare. For more information, click here.
Parkersburg Housing Authority
This organization operates the largest public housing facility in the Wood County. It is also responsible for reviewing and awarding HUD housing voucher requests. For more information, please click here.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program generally provide funding for activities in 4 areas; housing, community facilities and public infrastructure, economic development, and public services. The City of Parkersburg receives CDBG and HOME funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administers several activities throughout the year.
Funding requests for the City of Parkersburg’s CDBG or HOME programs for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 are now being accepted from qualified agencies. The deadline to submit the completed materials is no later than 4:00pm, April 15, 2016. This process is managed by the City’s Planning and Development Department.
All applicants are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the appropriate development department staff person prior to submitting an application to receive a general overview of the guidlines and receive feedback regarding their potential application.
Programs eligible for funding must meet the following criteria:
- Activities must benefit low and moderate-income households with less than 80% Area Median Income (AMI) as stated by HUD.
- Applicants must have a 501 ©(3) status.
- Income-eligible certifications must be provided to all individuals served verifying that at least 51% are from low-moderate income households.
- Organizations must have the staff capacity to administer the program and be capable of providing all required documentation to obtain reimbursement.