Our own Executive Director, Karen Jacobson was interviewed as well as some of our funders for this NYT article. Click on this link to read the entire article.
Woodlands Development Group and Woodlands Community Lenders are sharing this flyer outlining their COVID resources.
See this article on the Biden Administration Announcement on Foreclosure Moratorium and Mortgage Forbearance Deadline Extension That Will Bring Relief to Rural Residents.
Click here to be directed to the CDC’s website for this information.
Please click on the flyer below to learn more about our relief program.
Story on the recent vote regarding application for a CDBG/COVID-19 Grant. https://www.theintermountain.com/news/local-news/2020/10/county-seeking-covid-19-funds/
If you missed our public hearing on Wednesday, 10/28 you can watch the video here to learn about RCHA’ s upcoming fund application.
Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA) is applying to become a Move-to-Work (MTW) agency through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There will be a public hearing on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Randolph County Housing Authority to discuss the application. The Housing Authority is located at 2280 Randolph Avenue, Elkins, WV. RCHA administers housing assistance in Barbour, Lewis, Pendleton, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur Counties. Social distancing will be observed; a mask will be required to enter the building.
If you missed our public hearing on Friday, 10/23 you can watch the video here to learn about RCHA’ s upcoming fund application.
Check out this recent newsletter sharing updates about what has been going on at YouthBuild!
Public Hearing Zoom link
The Randolph County Housing Authority and the Randolph County Commissions have scheduled a public hearing and public comment period concerning a proposed application to the West Virginia Development Office for CDBG-CV1 funds. Zoom registration information is below.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 23, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Our First Get Ready! Wood Manufacturing Technician Training Course class received their certifications this past week. We were excited to have AHF Products on site to conduct interviews with the participants on their last day of class.
These participants will continue to receive job coaching and support through our WORC program.
Do you want to enroll in our next class? Contact Us today at [email protected]
Special Shout Out to Mike M for being an awesome instructor.
RCHA is looking for a part-time person to help oversee and tutor children doing virtual learning. Please see this RFP for Childcare tutor for details.
PUBLIC HEARING: A Public Hearing will be held Friday, October 23rd at 10:00am by Zoom.
Topic: Public Hearing CDBG-CV1
Time: Oct 23, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Or Join by Phone: +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 882 7450 6078
NOTICE OF PUBLC HEARING
The Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA) and the Randolph County Commission (RCC) have scheduled a public hearing and public comment period concerning a proposed application to the West Virginia Development Office (WVDO) for CDBG-CV1 funds. These funds were authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed on March 27, 2020. A Notice of Program Rules, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements under the CARES Act for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Coronavirus Response Grants, Fiscal Year 2019 and 2020 CDBG and Other Formula Programs was published on August 7, 2020. Additionally, the State of West Virginia amended its FY 2019 Annual Action Plan and it is available at https://wvcad.org/resources.
DESCRIPTION OF CDBG-CV1: The WVDO is accepting applications to help in the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus in non-Entitlement communities throughout the state. Funding is available for applicants in the categories of public facilities, public services and planning. The application being prepared by RCHA and RCC is in the Public Service category. In addition to meeting the Low- to Moderate-Income Benefit National Objective, each project must be an approved eligible CDBG-CV1 Activity, which includes:
- Provide testing, diagnosis, or other services at a fixed or mobile location.
- Increase the capacity and availability of targeted health services for infectious disease response within existing health facilities.
- Support operations of food banks/pantries including staffing, supplies, utilities, maintenance, sanitary maintenance, and insurance.
- Support feeding programs to vulnerable populations such as seniors, children, and youth affected by theCOVID-19 outbreak.
- Provide emergency payments (no more than six months) on behalf of individuals and families to prevent homelessness, including utility payments to prevent cutoff of service and rent/mortgage payments to prevent eviction.
REVIEW: A comment period will begin on Thursday, October 22, 2020 and will continue until the close of business on Tuesday, October 26th.
AGENCY CONTACT: Karen Jacobson, Executive Director, Randolph County Housing Authority, 2280 Randolph Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241; Phone: 304-636-6495 ext 16.
RCHA conducts business in accordance with the Fair Housing Act (The Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988) with equal access to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.
RCHA will be holding the 2nd Annual 5k Turkey Trot to support the Loren Fortney Memorial Fund, which provides scholarships and program support for YouthBuild North Central WV.
Learn more and register:
RCHA is pleased to announce that we have received a Housing Preservation Grant from the USDA. Read more about this great news published in the InterMountain.
RCHA Celebrated the 40th Anniversary at a Virtual Gala on Thursday, September 10th. Staff and Board members were joined by over 50 partners, funders and stakeholders as well as over 100 via our Facebook Live Stream for an evening of reminiscing and story-sharing. See the full video here.
RCHA is currently collaborating with the DOH and the City of Elkins on construction of a sidewalk near North Elementary School that solves some long-standing safety concerns. The Intermountain recently published an article highlighting the project.
Click HERE to view the recent article in The Intermountain about our own YouthBuild program!
Click August HH Newsletter to view the August newsletter from our Healthy Home Department.
RCHA is hiring a full time Education Coordinator for its YouthBuild program. Please see the listing on indeed for details and to apply.
At the Randolph County Housing Authority, we are preparing to review proposals for the repaving of our parking lot. If your company would like to submit a bid, please submit your proposal by June 19, 2020 to Randolph County Housing Authority, PO Box 1579, Elkins, WV 26241 or [email protected].
To assist you in preparing your proposal, we are looking for a 2” overlay to include repair to an existing handicap ramp to bring up to ADA standards, clean up around the edges and mill the material for smooth transitions to sidewalks, access to the HomeOwnership building and entrance and exit driveways to Randolph Avenue. The property address is below if you would like to view the site and measure.
Randolph County Housing Authority
2280 Randolph Ave
Elkins, WV 26241
Questions? Please contact [email protected].
Thank you for responding to our request.
On May 27, 2020, the Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA) selected for Project Based Voucher Assistance the new construction project called Firefly Commons, in Elkins, West Virginia. The Developer is Woodlands Development Group. Eight (8) PBVs have been conditionally committed to this project.
Check out the latest newsletter from the Healthy Home Department.
Check out what has been happening at YouthBuild via their latest newsletter.