MORGANTOWN — Morgantown’s Housing Advisory Commission and Human Rights Commission are teaming up to put on the Second Annual Morgantown Housing Fair, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at the Morgantown Mall.
Rachel Fetty, Morgantown City Council’s 1st Ward representative is also a member of the Housing Advisory Commission. She said the fair represents an opportunity for those on both sides of the housing market.
“The goal of the housing fair is to give folks who either want to rent in Morgantown or in the Morgantown area or buy in Morgantown or the Morgantown area a chance to meet folks from the whole spectrum of the housing industry,” Fetty said. “So landlords, property managers, lenders, banks, and people from fair housing will be available.”
Fetty said there will be financing options for various individuals, be it veterans or low-to-moderate-income borrowers.
“These are folks who are participating in the work force in Morgantown but maybe haven’t been able to move into the Morgantown market,” Fetty said. “We’re just trying to find that sweet spot where we can encourage people to stop making the long commute and start living here.”
This is the second year for the housing fair and its first in the Morgantown Mall. The inaugural event was held in the Mountaineer Mall last year.
The fair is also sponsored by the Mon County Habitat for Humanity and the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living.