About Our Organization

Providing KEY services to create housing and community development solutions for West Virginia.

Who We Are...

CommunityWorks in West Virginia, Inc. (CWWV) is a nonprofit 501(c)3, statewide membership organization made up of local agencies and organizations that provide housing-related services throughout the state of West Virginia. CWWV was established in 1991 and is certified by the United States Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution. CWWV has been a chartered member of NeighborWorks® America since 1996.


What We Do...


Since 1991, CWWV has served to unite local housing-related agencies and organizations to assure safe and affordable housing for West Virginians. Representing twenty-seven organizations, our member organizations cover the entire state and address a wide range of housing needs from transitional housing for homeless and domestic violence victims to management of single-family and multi-family rental housing. CWWV, along with several of our member organizations, are mortgage brokers who originate a variety of loan products. CWWV also supports a wide range of volunteer-based programs working to increase available housing for limited income families and provide needed repairs and rehabilitation of existing homes. CWWV provides a variety of services to homeowners and its member organizations through innovative mortgage lending products, technical assistance and training, and member based services.

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is that through CWWV and its partners, West Virginia will have thriving, healthy, and equitable communities.

Our mission at CWWV is to create housing and community development solutions for all West Virginians through a network of member organizations. 

We Believe:
 • That every West Virginian deserves a decent, safe home;
 • Through proactive problem solving and building strong collective
    voices will advance housing solutions;
 • In providing quality, responsive services and continuous learning
   opportunities for our members and communities;
 • In fiscal responsibility, sustainability, and accountability to our
   funders and member organizations.

CWWV's Board of Directors 

  • Eric Preston
  • Dave Clark
  • Kathy Gentry
  • Kathy McMurray
  • Robin Kees
  • Belinda Harness
  • Brett Jones
  • Marie Beaver
  • Debra Payne
  • Ted Ranson
  • Della Spencer       
                                         
United National Bank
Woodlands Development Group
SAFE Housing and Economic Development
Mountain CAP of West Virginia, Inc.
Telamon Corporation
Housing Authority of Mingo County 
Housing Authority of Wayne County
Rea of Hope, Inc. 
Religious Coalition for Community Renewal
Huntington Bank
WoodForest National Bank
President
President Emeritus
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer

Member Organizations 

  • Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (ASP)
  • CHANGE, Inc.
  • Coalfield Development Corporation
  • Community Action of South Eastern WV (CASE)
  • Community Resources, Inc. (CRI)
  • Fairmont Community Development Partnership
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley
  • Home Ownership Center
  • HOPE Community Development Corporation
  • Housing Authority of Mingo County
  • Housing Authority of Wayne County
  • Housing Development Corporation​
  • Huntington Bank 
  • Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action (KISRA) 
  • ​Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity, Inc. 
  • Mountain CAP of WV, Inc. 
  • North Central WV Community Action Association, Inc. 
  • Randolph County Housing Authority
  • Rea of Hope, Inc.
  • Religious Coalition for Community Renewal (RCCR)
  • SAFE Housing and Economic Development (SHED)
  • Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS)
  • Telamon Corporation
  • United Bank
  • Virginia Community Development Corporation
  • Woodlands Development Group
  • WoodForest National Bank

Testimonies

  April 26, 2017
“I don’t know if that matters at all, but I wanted to share my experience since they really stand out and I look forward to working with them.  I’ve worked on two transactions with CommunityWorks (a different contact each time), and they are lovely to work with. They are focused on the end result and maintain a bright/cheery attitude (even when we have encountered small bumps in the road). I really enjoy working with them!!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ---Chara,