Dilapidated Properties Program

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Dilapidated Properties Program (DLAP) was created in 2021 with the passage of Senate Bill 368 and is supported by WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) within the Office of Environmental Advocate. Thanks to financial support appropriated from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund by Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature in 2022 and 2023, DLAP is working to subgrant a total of thirty million dollars to municipalities and counties across the state. Once the grant is awarded, DLAP funds can pay invoices for activities such as title work, asbestos testing, asbestos abatement, demolition, and solid waste disposal. The program can not reimburse for activities conducted prior to the award date, and grantees must submit additional code enforcement and legal right of entry documentation prior to receiving an Authorization to Proceed.

Dilapidated properties can have far-reaching consequences, encompassing environmental hazards, crime, and economic decline. Moreover, they significantly impact property values and tend to disproportionately burden low-income communities and communities of color. Through the Dilapidated Properties Program, WVDEP is leveraging allocated resources to engage with municipalities and counties across the state, "Turning liabilities into opportunities, one dilapidated property at a time".

Contact Us

DLAP: Dilapidated Properties Program
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 414-9760
Toll Free: (800) 322-5530
Email: DEP.DLAP@wv.gov