In addition to building affordable for homes for qualified individuals, Habitat for Humanity operates a Restore facility in Parkersburg. The Restore facility takes donations from the community for resell. The facility focuses on used and/or leftover building materials, equipment, and appliances at a reduced price. Habitat is also a Certified Housing Development Organization (CHDO) with the Parkersburg-Wood County Housing Consortium and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Habitat receives an annual allocation from the Consortium to build affordable housing units in the community. For more information, click here.
Community Resources Inc.
This organization’s goal is to strengthen the community by providing leadership, education, resources, and opportunities that improve quality of life. CRI offers Family Development Counseling, Housing Counseling to first-time homebuyers that get a SHOP loan through the Parkersburg/Wood County Home Consortium, Weatherizing homes, as well as several other programs that focus on helping people overcome barriers and become self-sufficient. For more information, please click here
Westbrook Health Services
This organization provides assistance to individuals and households in need. The City financially supports programs aimed at preventing people from becoming homeless or providing temporary housing to people that do not have shelter. Westbrook also makes bus passes available to individuals at a reduced cost. These funds are made available through the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program. For more information, please click here.
For more information about this organization and its functions within the City of Parkersburg, please contact Major Stanley Melton, at 304-485-4529. Additional information can also be found here.
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
Our Community’s Foundation, the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, and the regional affiliates of Doddridge, Jackson, Mason, and Ritchie Counties and the Little Kanawha Area, is a nonprofit public charity created by local citizens to support the needs of our communities. By linking generations of the region’s caring citizens together and encouraging them to think about what’s best for us all, we can dream bigger and do more. For more information on this organization, click here.
The mission of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley is to unite communities, contributors, and human service agencies in a common goal to improve the quality of life in the greater Mid-Ohio Valley area. The organization serves eight counties in West Virginia and two counties in Ohio. For more information on this organization, click here.
Parkersburg Housing Authority
This organization operates the largest public housing facility in Wood County. It is also responsible for reviewing and awarding HUD housing voucher requests. For more information, please click here.