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Rental and housing assistance in Cabell County and Huntington.

The government as well as charities offer help with rent in Cabell County. In addition to emergency, one time financial assistance, there are other housing resources in the Huntington area. They range from shelters to case management, legal aid to stop evictions, security deposit help and more. These programs are in addition to any emergency or long term rental assistance.

When applying for support, the applicant needs to be (1) low to moderate income or (2) homeless. Any type of housing assistance provided is combined with case management. So if there is in fact say money to pay for back rent, the client will also need job placement, budgeting, etc.

Even when an agency can’t assist with making rental payments or other costs (utilities, repairs, etc.) they will offer referrals. As the goal is to prevent homelessness in all of Cabell County.

Cabell County Community Services Organization, Inc.
632 Ninth Ave
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Dial CCCSO at (304) 529-4952
This is the community action agency. Referrals are given to government grants, low income apartments, loan programs for paying bills or rent, LIHEAP, and more.

Cabell County office of West Virginia Department Of Health And Human Services
Main address is 2699 Park Avenue, Suite 100
Huntington, WV 25704
Dial 304-528-5800
Short term financial aid (including for rent and housing needs) is part of the Emergency Assistance Program. It is a last resort and generally for very low income families or those in poverty. Welfare grants for rent, energy bills, and other support is offered.

Salvation Army
Location is 1227 Third Ave
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone for appointments is (304) 529-2401
Emergency rent and financial assistance may be offered. The church/ministry also has other resources in Cable County, as rental and housing programs are limited.





US Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Address of PHA is 300 Seventh Ave. West
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
For information, dial 304-526-4400
While there is often a waiting list, section 8 or the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program can help with rent. It is a subsidy service for income based homes in the private market.

Legal Aid of West Virginia
Location is 1005 6th Ave
Huntington, WV 25701
Call (304) 697-2070
Free eviction defense services, landlord dispute services, foreclosure counseling, and more can reduce homelessness. More on West Virginia free legal assistance.

Homeless Prevention and Rehousing from Department of Development and Planning - Cabell County
(304) 696-4478
FEMA and ESG grants are provided for rent, utility or security deposits, and more. It also combines shelter along with transitional housing.

Community Centers
Fairfield East, 2711 8th Ave., Huntington, West Virginia 25703
Fairfield West is at 724 10th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701
Both focus on senior citizens and the disabled. Outreach may include housing information, including for rent. Other funds, food, and meals are served too.

Huntington City Mission
Address: 624 10th St
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Main Phone: (304) 523-0293
A homeless shelter. It also gives clothes, a store has gently used furniture, and other support.

Cabell-Huntington Coalition – Harmony House
Main address is 627 4th Ave
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Call (304) 523-2764
The non-profits works to stop homelessness. They offer a shelter (Harmony House) as well as transitional and permanent. Other resources include healthcare, clothes, hygiene supplies, and case management. Once stabilized programs to help pay rent deposits or moving costs are offered.


By Jon McNamara


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