Mission & History

HomeOwnership Center Continues to Grow and Work Hard for Residents of North Central WV

The HomeOwnership Center’s Mission

The mission of the HomeOwnership Center is to strengthen the communities of North Central West Virginia by creating and supporting successful home owners through mortgage lending, financial advising and home buyer education.

The HomeOwnership Center’s Vision

The vision of the HomeOwnership Center is to make the dream of home ownership a reality for the people of our community.


Our History

The HomeOwnership Center began as a program of the Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA), but became a separate, legally independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in June 1998.

In 2001, we became a chartered member of NeighborWorks America, joining a national network of more than 200 non-profit organizations focused on affordable homeownership and community development.

In 2002, we became a chartered NeighborWorks America HomeOwnership Center, to better serve prospective home buyers and home owners. We are one of about 100 Centers nationwide, but the only one in West Virginia.

In 2003, we moved from shared space within the RCHA building to our own building on Randolph Ave. in Elkins.

In 2013, we celebrated our 15th anniversary of incorporation.

In just the last five years, we have helped to create over 225 new home owners, we educated nearly 300 new home buyers, and provided financial counseling to over 750 households.

Contact a Home Lending Provider that Offers the Advice and Support You Need

If you are looking for a home loan lender or would like to speak to someone about your home ownership goals, contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss how we can help you. The Homeownership Center proudly advises and counsels first time home buyers as well as repeat home buyers on all the available options that are offered to the residents of Barbour, Lewis, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, and Webster counties in West Virginia.