RCHA Soliciting Bids to Replace Boilers

Randolph County Housing Authority is soliciting quotes for replacing 6 gas fired boilers in Elkins and Mill Creek, WV. Quotes, including time to complete, need to be received at the RCHA office at 2280 Randolph Ave, Elkins, WV 26241 no later than 4pm Thursday June 16, 2022. For a complete description of the work to be completed, visit rchawv.org or email [email protected]. RCHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

For Contractors seeking information on boilers bid quote:

231 Diamond St, Elkins, two story quadplex: The project will consist of replacing gas boilers at each of the four apartments in this complex.

221-227 Woody Simmons Dr, Mill Creek, one story complex with four apartments. The project consists of replacing a gas boiler in two apartments in this complex.

A site visit is strongly encouraged to examine current boilers and determine exact materials needed.

Current boilers are 40,000 BTU and 38 gallons and fed by natural gas. They should be replaced with the same or better BTU and size.

Please note that prior to a contract being awarded for this project, contractor will provide RCHA with current copies of WV Contractor’s license, WV Worker’s Compensation, Insurance Policy, Form W-9, and Proof of Liability Insurance coverage. Any questions about the requirements or details of this project can be directed to Michelle Teter at 304-642-5160 or [email protected].

RCHA Seeks Bids for Roof Project

Wilmoth Street Apartments – Two story Quadplex:  The project will consist of replacing roof at 201 Wilmoth Street, Elkins WV. A site visit is strongly recommended to examine and measure roof for exact material and work requirements.

Main Roof and Porch roofs: Remove existing shingles and felt. Examine existing roof sheathing to confirm in good working order and nailed down tight. Replace any damaged roof sheathing and advise with cost prior to replacing. Replace all existing roof boots, new titanium, new 30-year architectural shingles (color approved by RCHA), new ice guard for first layer of felt, new roof vent and new roof cap. Examine all flashing at porch roofs to confirm in working order, if not, replace as necessary.  Please note that prior to a contract being awarded for this project, contractor will provide RCHA with current copies of WV Contractor’s license, WV Workers’ Compensation, Insurance policy, Form W-9 and Proof of  Liability Insurance coverage.

Any questions about the requirements of this project can be directed to Sandy Bennett at 304-404-2913

Annual Plan and Move-To-Work supplement.

Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA) has completed a revision draft of its Annual Plan and Move-to-Work supplement for 2022, in compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. It is available for review below or in-person between 8:00 am and 1 pm, Monday through Thursday at the RCHA office located at 2280 Randolph Avenue, Elkins, WV. In addition, a public hearing will be held May 9th at RCHA’s Office at 1:30 pm. A virtual meeting will be held May 9th at 3:30 pm. Call RCHA’s office for virtual login credentials. RCHA administers Section 8 rental assistance in Barbour, Lewis, Pendleton, Randolph, Tucker, and Upshur counties.

PHA Plan and MTW Supplement

RCHA Announces Hiring of new Executive Director

RCHA is pleased to announce the hiring of Graham Godwin as the new Executive Director, beginning January 3, 2022. Graham was previously the Director of Research at Orion Strategies headquartered in Buckhannon, West Virginia, an organization that specializes in strategic communications, research, government relations, grassroots advocacy, and polling.  Prior to Orion Strategies, Graham worked as a Grant Administrator for World Vision and as an NGO Development Consultant with the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan.

The Board of Directors and staff at RCHA welcome Graham Godwin to the RCHA team!

Public Hearing December 8th on RCHA’s “Moving to Work” Supplement

Public Hearing December 8th on RCHA’s “Moving to Work” Supplement

Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA) has completed a draft of its Move To Work (MTW) Supplement to RCHA’s Annual Plan for 2022.  It is available for review between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Monday through Thursday at the RCHA office located at 2280 Randolph Avenue, Elkins, WV for the next thirty days.  A public hearing will be held December 8, 2021 at the housing office at 1:00 p.m.  RCHA administers housing assistance in Barbour, Lewis, Pendleton, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur Counties.

Our YouthBuild Program on WV Public Broadcasting!

Us & Them: Reconnecting West Virginia’s Disconnected Youth

See below or use this link to view on WV Pubic’s website.

Lalena Price
Disconnected Youth

There are so many young people in the U.S. who are not in school, working, or training for work, that there’s a name for it. They are disconnected youth and West Virginia has one of the highest rates in the nation — 17 percent.

It’s a tough group to track down because there’s a stigma attached to this status; however, a few programs are trying to bridge this gap by connecting with young people and giving them a pathway and the support they need to train for a job and a career.

On this episode of Us & Them, host Trey Kay explores why some young West Virginians struggle so much to move forward. We’ll also hear from a few Mountain State leaders who talk about how we might help them.

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Michelle Phares
Dayton Eisenhart and his fellow crewmates show furniture they’ve constructed while at YouthBuild in Elkins, W.Va.