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Raleigh family receives keys to new home

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BECKLEY (WVVA) - A homeless family from Beckley received a welcome gift Tuesday -- keys to their brand new home.

The gift was made possible by Raleigh County Community Action's Permanent Supportive Housing program. The program targets homeless families who can make it out of the shelter, but need some additional help.

Ian and Ashley Sparkman say their last apartment wasn't suitable for their two small children. The couple had spent the last four months at the Pinehaven homeless shelter in Beckley.

The couple recently qualified for the Permanent Supportive Housing program.

The Sparkmans will pay a percentage of their income toward the home, the rest is picked up by HUD.

Ian says the couple looks forward to growing their family at the new three-bedroom home in East Beckley. 

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