Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development (MOECD)

Andrew Backus, Director 
105 McFarland Street  
Charleston, WV 25301 
P: (304) 348-8035  
F: (304) 348-0704

Office Hours 
Monday thru Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday


The Mayor's Office of Economic and Community (MOECD) fosters public, private, and intergovernmental collaborations to improve and develop a viable urban community. MOECD's mission is to provide safe, decent housing targeted to low-to-moderate income persons, foster suitable living environments and expand economic opportunities. 

For general information about our programs, contact at (304) 348-8035 or email


Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

The primary objective of the CDBG Program is the development of viable communities, including decent housing, suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income residents.

CDBG is an acronym for the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant program.  The CDBG program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.  Its primary objective is the development of viable urban communities.  Viable communities are achieved by providing:

  • A decent housing
  • A suitable living environment; and
  • Expanded economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income people.

                                   UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS

ATTN: The public meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30P has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 16 at 5:30P via Zoom.  Please see the meeting notice for more information.  



                                                2024 - 2025 CDBG APPLICATIONS

This loan is designed to provide assistance and incentive to income qualified owner-occupant individuals and/or families to keep their homes in good repair and in compliance with the Charleston City Code and HUD’s Section 8 Existing House Code. It currently provides up to a $20,000.00 loan to accomplish this goal.

HOME Blend Program (Home Buyers Assistance)

The objective of this program is to provide funds to very low-to- moderate income households in the form of sales price subsidies. This program reduces the cost of home ownership by significantly reducing the payable loan amount. The subsidy is provided in the form of a forgivable loan directly to the applicant. A lender participating with the City of Charleston/Kanawha County Consortium provides a percentage of the selling price in the form of a mortgage loan.