June 2016 Flood Recovery Program
This program is intended to repair or reconstruct single-family housing and single-family rental units affected by the June 2016 flood that still have unserved damage. It is specifically designed to assist the extremely low, very low and low income West Virginians who require assistance in the repair, replacement, or reconstruction of their homes damaged by the June 2016 Flood.
The program hopes to serve approximately 1,000 low income homeowners with the priority of assistance focused on the most vulnerable population. Vulnerability will be assessed using the SoVIÂ® method. SoVIÂ® is a comparative metric that facilitates the analysis of differences in social vulnerability at a certain level of geographyâ€”in the the case of West Virginia, at the county level. This analysis synthesizes 29 socioeconomic variables which, with support from research literature, contribute to a reduction in a community’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from hazards. Ultimately, this program will serve the most vulnerable citizens and must be located in one of the following 12 counties: