OFWV works to build the equity of West Virginians. We work alongside communities to fight for the economic justice WV families want such as improved housing laws and tenants rights, childcare accessibility and support, and reducing child and young adult hunger.
Check out our economic justice projects below.
Housing Justice & Tenants' Rights
A House Should be a Home
OFWV understands that tenants’ rights are one of the most important, and yet least understood, aspects of housing justice. That is why we are working to increase awareness of these rights on behalf of the local officials who hold power over related issues. We are also building a network of organizations and citizen leaders who care about tenants’ rights.
In addition, OFWV works with community members to fight nuisance laws that target our most vulnerable neighbors.
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Want to Learn More About Housing Justice in WV?
Start with Nuisance Ordinances
A nuisance ordinance is a city regulation that attempts to pressure landlords to survey, evict, or refuse to renew the leases of tenants who have been deemed problematic by the city.
These ordinances often unfairly affect crime victims, minority communities, homeless communities, the disabled and other protected classes. They often leave the most vulnerable at risk.
Click through our toolkit on this issue to learn more.
To join OFWV's work fighting nuisance ordinances, go to our Sign Up Now! page and sign on to get updates, call to actions and volunteer opportunities for housing justice.