Are you behind on rent for the first time?

The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program is now closed to reapplications.
Only first-time applications and applications submitted before August 9, 2022, will be reviewed for eligibility. Approval and payment is subject to funding availability.  Visit their website here.  

A Hand Up – Providing Safe Housing for the Homeless

The RCHA Homelessness Program’s Housing Case Manager works with people to find and lease apartments, and then to address the problems that initially led to homelessness. Funding for the RCHA Homelessness Program is currently provided by HUD through the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness. This funding pays for staff and for rental housing, but funds are needed for security deposits, utility payments, ID recovery and duplication and, in some cases, households goods. We welcome your tax-deductible donation to help people experiencing homelessness find and maintain housing.

How We Help Combat Homelessness

The purpose of the Homelessness Program is to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and at serious risk of becoming homeless, by helping them move into transitional and permanent housing. In addition, we help assist with navigational support and accessing placement services appropriate to each individual’s specific situation. These services may include referrals to self-sufficiency programs, case management services, education and employment services, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and other supports, as necessary.

Support for Victims of Domestic Violence


WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence at 304-965-3552



National hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE

Our Dedicated Community Partners

RCHA is proud of the work we do to help protect and elevate our most vulnerable community members. This valuable program would not be possible without our strong coalition of community allies. Together with our dedicated partners, we help house the homeless.

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness
North Central West Virginia Community Action
Appalachian Community Health Center
Legal Aid of West Virginia
Catholic Charities
Mountain CAP
Coordinated Council for Independent Living