The Fair Housing Act was introduced in 1968 and expands on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Fair Housing Act was created to protect a buyer or renter from discrimination from by making it unlawful to refuse to sell, rent to, finance, or negotiate terms of a home because of a person’s inclusion in […]
Author J.D. Vance emphasizes that the experiences rendered in Hillbilly Elegy are his own. He sets out to tell his own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town, not intending to represent others’ lives or to serve as the mouthpiece for a region or group of people.Despite this disclaimer, his memoir has […]
President Trump has proposed a new Federal budget that has cut out programs and services that are essential for the people of Appalachia to transition out of years of persistent poverty and move into economic prosperity.
In the budget proposal, President Trump states that these cuts, and the increased $54 billion funding to the defense budget, […]
I grew up very near the Carter Family Fold, at least by the way the crow flies. Because the road from where I grew up in Bristol to Hiltons is indeed crooked—and one of the most scenic drives you’ll encounter in the mountains—it takes a good forty-five minutes to drive there from my hometown.
However, when […]
It’s a Friday night but the work day hasn’t ended for a group of folks representing nonprofits and small businesses in Central Appalachia. They gather at one of Kentucky’s state parks with a shared vision—to become effective leaders working across sectors toward a bright future in the region.
In this time of economic transition, Fahe strives […]
In the latest installment of the Appalachian Travel Guide we turn to Fahe’s backyard of Berea, KY. As always, if you’re interested in contributing, leave a comment below or contact Aaron Phelps at email@example.com.
How do you make small-town life appealing to a variety of people across different generations? That was the question on the […]
Born in New Canton, Virginia, in 1875, Woodson was the son of former slaves, James and Eliza Riddle Woodson. Carter Woodson would go on to move with his family to West Virginia after his father learned that Charleston was building a high school for black people. His pursuit of education eventually led him to Berea […]
Purchasing a house is a major investment particularly if you’re going to have to finance most of the value of the transaction. By taking the appropriate measures to build your credit before buying a home, you may be able to receive better offers from mortgage companies, which will mean lower monthly payments and a better […]
Fahe received a $1million Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization(POWER) award from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to work with our partners to address the epidemic of prescription opioid abuse in Eastern Kentucky. Funding will finance three community health/recovery facilities, provide needed health services, and create jobs in coal-impacted communities.
The lack of economic […]
The following is a guest contribution from Sandi Curd who works for Fahe Member Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation. Sandi serves as the Kentucky Promise Zone Coordinator for southeastern Kentucky which is the first rural area in the nation to receive a Promise Zone Designation.
This marks Sandi’s second contribution to our blog. Sandi’s article expresses her […]