- Downtown Revitalization efforts to promote a high quality of life and a livable community
- Removal of slum and blighting conditions and the development of sustainable neighborhood revitalization strategies
- Expanding affordable housing and homeownership opportunities
- Providing recreation opportunities through the development of bicycle and pedestrian pathways, funding improvements to our park system, and through the operation of A.D. Lewis and Fairfield East Community Centers
- Ensure housing accessibility for all through the promotion of Fair Housing activities
HOUSING REHABILITATION ASSISTANCE
The Development Office houses information on the geographic information system (GIS), HOME Investment Partnership program, emergency and volunteer housing rehabilitation, community development and demolition. The Land Reuse Agency (LRA) is also located in the Development Office.
The City of Huntington has prepared its Five Year Consolidated Plan for the period of FY 2015 through FY 2019. The Consolidated Plan is a strategic plan to implement Federal programs for housing and community & economic development activities within the City of Huntington, West Virginia. The Consolidated Plan is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) programs. This Plan covers the period beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019 and the activities which principally benefit low- and moderate-income individuals.
2021 CDBG Application
The Department of Planning and Development is now accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant Funds to assist with activities that benefit the low- to moderate-income population within the corporate limits of the City of Huntington. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on February 26, 2021. If you have any further questions, contact Planning and Development at 304.696.5540, Ext. 2106, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMERGENCY REHAB PROGRAM
This is a 0% interest emergency loan program to qualifying owner occupied homeowners, with a monthly payback. Eligibility is based on the income limits set by US Dept. of HUD. Repairs include heat and air, roofs, plumbing, electric or anything that takes a certified contractor.
VOLUNTEER REHAB PROGRAM
Working in cooperation with volunteer organizations, the rehabilitation activity undertakes the repair of homes that are owner occupied who qualify according to income limits set by US Dept. of HUD. Rehab activity funds are utilized in the purchase of materials for windows, siding, painting, doors and landscaping; labor and on site supervision is provided by volunteers.
City of Huntington Analysis of Impediments - In accordance with the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, each entitlement community must “affirmatively further fair housing.” In order to “affirmatively further fair housing,” each entitlement community must conduct a Fair Housing Analysis which identifies any impediments to fair housing choice.
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
Through the HOME Investment Partnership Program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development helps state and local governments implement long-term affordable housing strategies that respond to each community's mix of needs and resources. For more information about the program or to apply, click on the links below or contact Sarah Bostic, HOME Program Manager, at 304.696.5540, Ext. 2103 or email@example.com.
The Department of Development and Planning is now accepting applications for HOME funds. The deadline to submit a completed application packet is 4 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2021. If you have any further questions, contact Planning and Development at 304.696.5540 Ext. 2106, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.