Woodlands Development Group
Since 1995, Woodlands Development Group (WDG) has constructed dozens of new single family homes and rental units in healthy, safe, vibrant communities throughout Barbour, Tucker, and Randolph counties. WDG’s new housing projects include quality rental units for seniors and individuals with special needs. Together with Highland Community Builders and YouthBuild, quality housing development and neighborhood improvement is becoming a reality throughout North Central West Virginia.
WDG works with various municipalities and grassroots groups to help them achieve their city and community planning goals, which have included parks, trails, and riverfront development, construction of community facilities, and initiating new planning commissions. From fundraising and project management to implementation, WDG facilitates the advancement of communities throughout North Central West Virginia.
The Woodland’s Development Group is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1995 with the assistance of the RCHA. It is a certified Community Housing Development Organization with a nine-member Board of Directors. Woodland’s Development Group was created to better serve the housing needs of low to moderate income families in Randolph, Barbour, and Tucker counties.
Woodlands Development Group maintains quality rental properties, contracting with the RCHA for administrative, property management and development functions. This enables WDG to benefit from the expertise and experience of RCHA, while remaining a lean organization itself. In addition, RCHA administers the Section 8 program for this area, which assists the low-income families renting WDG units.
Woodlands Development Group partners with the HomeOwnership Center, marketing their homes to qualified buyers in the region. The HOC also provides credit counseling, homebuyer education and support, and mortgage origination for all income families. Mortgage financing is accessed through Rural Development, FAHE and other leveraged loan products.
For additional information, please visit the WDG website.
Woodlands Community Lenders
Woodlands Community Lenders (WCL) supports economic initiatives, such as downtown redevelopment, revitalization, and small business lending, which helps create viable communities. Small businesses that are starting up or expanding can access loans and eligible building owners may apply for grants of up to $4,000 and loans of up to $100,000 to improve their downtown properties in a three-county region. WCL is committed to investing capital in the future of the communities we serve.
Highland Community Builders
Highland Community Builders (HCB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop, construct, manage, and finance all types of real estate properties; provide education, social services, and community development services to low and moderate income persons; and promote and support the mission, activities, programs and operation of the RCHA.
HCB provides property management services to apartment owners and provides turn-key development for homebuyers at the Highland Meadows subdivision.
Phone: 304-636-6495 Ext. 18
HomeOwnership Center (HOC) is a non-profit, community-based lending, advising, and educational resource for individuals and families of all income levels. Through their vast network of partners, they provide competitive, affordable traditional and specialty home loans, and assistance to help individuals and families achieve their goal of owning a home in North Central West Virginia. Programs for first-time home buyers include credit counseling, home buyer education, and home loans. A variety of financial advising and educational courses are available, as well as assistance refinancing existing homes, accessing funds to make homes more energy efficient, and making home accommodations for medical conditions. HOC offers a variety of programs to assist first-time and repeat home buyers, those who were previously turned down by other lending institutions, and home buyers interested in finding the best loan option for their individual circumstance.
Rapid Rehousing Program and Randolph County Coalition to End Homelessness Partners
RCHA’s Homelessness program works to rapidly re-house people experiencing homelessness in Lewis, Upshur, Barbour, Tucker and Randolph Counties. Working with the WV Coalition to End Homelessness, RCHA participates in a coordinated entry system to house those most in need. The Randolph Coalition to End Homelessness started in 2014 and has conducted Point-in-Time counts, raised funds and held events to help address the problem of homelessness in the area.
The financial assistance and support of the partners listed below enables those without a place to call home find and lease apartments, then address the root issues that led to homelessness in the first place.
Healthy Home Wellness Collaborative Partners
Our Healthy Home Program, which was launched by the Wellness Collaborative, provides free care coordination for seniors living in rental properties in Lewis, Randolph, and Tucker County. RCHA’s partners in the Wellness Collaborative include:
YouthBuild Community Partners
YouthBuild provides vocational and educational training designed to help young adults get a good job and keep it. Youthbuild is a proud member of Youthbuild USA, whose mission is to unleash the intelligence and positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives. Our YouthBuild community partners include:
Contact RCHA’s YouthBuild Program Manager at: 304-637-9008