Laws and Rules Governing Housing Programs
United States Housing Act of 1937, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1437, et. seq.
Federal Regulations: 24 C.F.R.
Fair Housing Act: 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-3619 and W.V. Code §5-11A-1 et. seq.
West Virginia Landlord Tenant Law: W.Va. Code § 37-6-1, et. seq.
West Virginia Remedies for Unlawful Occupation of Residential Property, including information about proceedings in court: W.Va. Code § 55-3A-1 et. seq.
West Virginia case law on the “Implied Warranty of Habitability,” Teller v. McCoy, 162 W.Va. 367, 253 S.E.2d 114 (1978).
Free Online Legal Resources
The United States Code: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/
The Code of Federal Regulations: www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/
West Virginia State Code: www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm
HUD Housing Handbooks: www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh/
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West Virginia Office of the Attorney General: www.wvago.gov or 800-368-8808
West Virginia Human Rights Commission: www.hrc.wv.gov or 888-676-5546