For information regarding leasing,  please contact our partners at the Randolph County Housing Authority.

First Ward School is locally significant and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the earliest and best preserved representative example of Elkins’ first major effort to expand and modernize its educational system after the turn of the twentieth century. Built in 1907, First Ward school has been expertly and sensitively transformed into sixteen units of affordable senior housing.

The project received funding from the West Virginia Housing and Development Fund in the fall of 2011. Construction began in the spring of 2012. The building was dedicated in September 2013.

There are 16 gracious apartments in total with 8 two-bedroom units and 8 one-bedroom units. Income and age restrictions will apply for all apartments.

Project Features & Amenities

Fully equipped kitchens





Ground floor accessible entrance

Elevator to serve all floors

Onsite laundry facility

Off street parking

Central heating & air

Controlled access entries

Onsite laundry facility

Washer & dryer hook-ups in each unit

Pets permitted






Project made possible by:

Developer: AU Associates

Architect: OMNI Associates-Architects, Inc.

Contractor: AU Construction

Financial assistance provided by:

Huntington Bank

Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation

West Virginia Department of Culture and History

West Virginia Housing Development Fund