Housing For Chronically Homeless Opens In Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A new housing complex has opened up in Huntington geared at helping the chronically homeless.

Members of Harmony House hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday for the grand opening of the Nelson Apartments, which have six units.

The units have one bedroom and will house the homeless that struggle with substance abuse or mental illness. Two tenants have moved in already and the other units are expected to be filled within the next few weeks.

"This feels great to us because we see people every day who are struggling just to survive," Amanda Coleman of the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless said. "Many of the folks who move in to these types of housing complexes are living outside, and to have a place to call home really gives them a leg up."

The $500,000 project was paid for through grants and the building was donated. Harmony House plans to create more housing like this in the future.

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