Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)

The RCDI program is funded by a USDA Rural Development grant to help promote downtown redevelopment.  In the current grant, RCHA is working with the City of Elkins, Elkins Main Street, Historic Beverly, Highland Community Builders, HomeOwnership Center, Woodlands Development Group & Woodlands Community Lenders to help expand their capacity to do pre-development work in Randolph county.  For more information about the RCDI grant, contact Heather Croson at

Financial Opportunity Center (FOC)

The FOC was created as several needs were identified during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In collaboration with the HomeOwnership Center, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, and Rural LISC, the FOC provides financial counselling, employment training and income support to families facing challenges in our rural area.  To find out more about the FOC, visit their webpage here. 


ARC Planning Grant Project

Randolph County Housing Authority was awarded an Appalachian Regional Commission INSPIRE Planning Grant in March 2021.

The goal was to collaborate with partners and stakeholders in a rural region of West Virginia to analyze the current recovery ecosystem and learn how to improve it together. The “Heart of West Virginia Recovery Ecosystem Plan,” a key deliverable developed by the collaborative, with specific measures, priorities, a timeframe, and a work plan for implementation. This is our plan.

Heart of WV Recovery Ecosystem Assessment Feb 2022 An ARC Planning Grant Project