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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is receiving a $500,000 state grant to continue helping residents of Mingo and Wyoming counties recover from flooding last year.

Gov. Joe Manchin announced the award Thursday.

The Housing Development Fund is taking ownership of manufactured homes provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The homes currently being used by more than 55 families as transitional housing.

The agreement will let eligible families make permanent housing arrangements through the Housing Development Fund on the condition they move the homes to a flood-safe site. The grant will help lessen the financial burden for relocation that will include moving expenses, insurance, utilities and lot acquisition.

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