Charleston and Kanawha County Housing Authorities officially
reorganized and began operations as the Charleston-Kanawha
Housing Authority on August 2, 2006.
new entity was presented at a press conference on August
8, 2006 in the County Commission Meeting Room at the
Kanawha County Courthouse. Mayor Danny Jones & Kanawha
County Commission President, Kent Carper, were presented
with the official legal documents and discussed the
reorganization with members of the press.
goal of this new agency is to continue assisting low-income
families in every community in Kanawha, Putnam and Clay
counties in a more cost-effective way, while providing
a high standard of customer service. The combined
resources of housing operations will provide those seeking
assistance with one location for information about available
services, instead of applying for assistance in two
separate locations. The new housing authority will manage
1440 units of public housing and 2960 rental assistance
vouchers. There have been no changes in staff and residents
will still contact the same Public Housing Manager or
Section 8 Specialist that they have worked with at either
Charleston-Kanawha Housing or Kanawha County Housing.