The City of Parkersburg and the Wood County HOME Consortium offers various housing programs for very low, low and moderate income households of Parkersburg and Wood County. Through the Unites States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG and HOME programs, the City has funds for current homeowners, first time home buyers and rental property owners.


Wood County HOME Consortium

Owner Occupied Rehabilitation

The Wood County HOME Consortium’s Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Loan Program provides low interest loans to qualified households in order to bring the family’s structure up to state and local building codes. This program allows residents, who may not normally qualify for a traditional home equity loan, to make important improvements to their home. Owners must meet income guidelines, live in Wood County and bring the house entirely up to code. Learn more….

First Time Homebuyer Program

The Wood County HOME Consortium’s Single Family Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP) provides low interest loans to qualified households for the purchase of homes or the construction of new homes. This program defers payments on 40% of the home loan, which gives residents more buying power. Owners must meet income guidelines, purchase a home in Wood County, and have not owned a home in the last three years. Learn more….

New Construction

The Wood County HOME Consortium is proud to partner with Wood County Habitat for Humanity in building new homes for low to moderate households in Wood County. If you are interested in more information about Habitat and how to become qualified for you own home, please call 304-422-7907.


Parkersburg Housing Programs

Emergency Repair Program

A grant of up to $6,000 is available for home-owners to assist with specific home repairs that eliminate conditions that are detrimental to the safety, and health of the residents. The owner must live in their home as their primary resident, meet income guidelines and reside within the City of Parkersburg corporation limits. Learn more….

Minor Home Repair Program

A grant of up to $10,000 is available to home-owners to assist with minor repairs.  For more information, contact Tim Walker, Federal Projects Coordinator at 304.424.8452.


Fair Housing

This section outlines resources available to citizens, landlords, realtors and anyone interested in Fair Housing. Learn more…