Quality Homes

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A home is the foundation. Without a quality home in which to live, individuals and families find it more problematic to focus on other issues in their lives because they are first and foremost concerned with their living situation. “Quality” can have many definitions, but where housing it concerned, we define it as a home that people take pride in living in while also being affordable to them. Research has proven that if one does not have quality housing—if they are worried about the stability of their home and/or whether or not they can afford to live in it—they do not perform as well on the job or in the classroom, which impedes personal growth.

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Bringing quality homes to the coalfields of West Virginia is a vital aspect of Coalfield’s mission—it is listed first in our mission of “Quality Homes, Quality Jobs, Quality Lives” because a quality job and life are harder to attain without a quality place to call home.  Developing safe, attractive properties that tenants can afford is our way of achieving that mission. However, we do not think that just placing tenants in units constitutes a job well done.  Coalfield also endeavors to decrease tenants’ dependency on government assistance, which is why we offer them mentoring and educational and career opportunities in order to meet goals that they set for themselves. Building-wide events at each development are also held, because knowing one’s neighbors builds a sense of community in the development and further increases the quality of the home for all tenants.

Below are Coalfield’s past, present, and future Quality Homes Initiative projects:

PAST PROJECTS

  • Courtyard Apartments, 6 units and Coalfield’s office located on the courthouse square in the Town of Wayne, WV, one of Coalfield’s first renovation projects.
  • Green Development Plan to make Courtyard Apartments (and future developments) more environmentally –friendly.
  • Habitat for Humanity house to assist a family affected by the 2012 tornado, Dunlow, WV.

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Urlings General Store, a courthouse square revitalization project—5 units and the Housing Authority of Wayne County’s office.
  • Twelvepole Valley Apartments, 20 units in Spring Valley, WV. Units will be energy-efficient and 8 units will house special needs consumers.
  • William and Mary Queen Store, once the most beautiful buildings in Crum, WV, 5 units, as well as library and fitness space.

FUTURE PROJECTS

  • A New Day in Fort Gay, currently an abandoned elementary and high school, will be converted to housing and other community resources.
  • Barbara Apartments, a USDA 515 property of 23 units facing foreclosure in Lincoln County. Coalfield is applying for ownership and will rehab.
  • The Henson Building, a former medical clinic in Hamlin, WV, which will be converted into office and living space.

For additional photos of our Quality Homes Initiaive, check out our albums on Facebook!