Governor Justice makes good on RISE promise; program running again, families getting keys to new homes


CHARLESTON, WV—Gov. Jim Justice reported today that since he ordered the RISE program to resume operations last week, six families have been handed keys to their brand-new homes.


“I gave a directive to get this program back up and running so that we can get our hurting neighbors a new home to settle back into,” said Gov. Justice.  “I have been on the frontlines with these families since day one, I’ve witnessed the devastation firsthand and I want for those still waiting for help to be taken care of as quickly as possible.”


The six families who received keys to their new homes are located in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties.  In addition to those four counties, citizens in Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster Counties will also be served through the RISE program.


“Along the way I uncovered waste and abuse and stopped the state from losing $8 million that can be used to help our flood victims,” Gov. Justice added. “Moving forward my office will continue working closely with the Department of Commerce and every day we are monitoring this program to ensure we are serving the West Virginia families who were affected by this disaster and still need assistance.”​ 

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