Apply for Assistance



Please complete the attached application. Make sure to sign and date the application. Applications will be accepted from January 8 – February 16, 2024.

A limited number of Qualified Applicants Will Be Accepted

Please provide the following documentation:

  • Copies of the last three (3) months of pay stubs for EACH household member who is working or receives any income, self-employment income, 551, Social Security, retirement pensions, Workers Compensation, child support, housing voucher, nutrition assistance, interest on savings, rent from property owned, etc. OR a signed copy of my most recent Federal Income Tax return for ALL members of the household who must file.


Submit the completed application and documentation

IN-PERSON: You can deliver the application and all documentation in person on the Lower Level Suite L39 of City Hall, 800 5th Avenue.

BY MAIL: You can mail the completed application and all documentation to the ATTN: Project Shine City of Huntington, Planning & Development, PO Box 1659, Huntington, WV 25717 or email to

ONLINE: You can complete an application on the Project Shine website ( – you will need to scan and submit supporting documentation via the website.

City Municipal Service Fee: The Municipal Service Fee is primarily based on the square footage of property that you own. There is an annual base fee of $108 that is divided into four quarterly billings.In addition to the base fee, property owners pay .0662 cents per square foot of property.For example, someone who owns a 2,500-square-foot home will pay $273.52 per year, or $68.38 per quarter. The Municipal Service Fee is due January 31, April 31, July 31 and October 31 each year (dates may vary depending on weekends and holidays). The fee pays for fire protection services and maintenance of fire equipment. Refer to Article 773 – Municipal Service Fee of the City of Huntington Codified Ordinances for more information.

City Municpal Refuse Fee: The Refuse Fee covers the cost of weekly garbage pickup. The fee is $20 per month, but it is billed quarterly. The fee is due March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 each year (dates may vary depending on weekends and holidays). Refer to Article 951 – Refuse Collection for more information.

City Contact Information: All City fees (Municipal and Refuse) must be current or have an established plan to resolve past due fees prior to obtaining assistance from Project Shine. For more information or to resolve UNPAID fees to the City, please contact the City’s Finance Department at 304-696-5540, option 4.



Please call the City of Huntington at (304) 696-5540 ext. 2215 or email

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