About Aaron Phelps

Aaron collects stories from Fahe Members and the people they help in order to present the needs of Appalachia to the public through written word and video. In his free time he nerds it up by playing RPGs, writing fantasy stories, and playing drums.

How to find USDA Approved Homes

If you follow our blog then you’ve seen a lot of buzz about USDA 502 Direct home loans. We are proud of our partnership with USDA Rural Development and we feel very fortunate to be able to offer such great products to future homeowners.

USDA home loans are a great choice for people looking to buy […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to find USDA Approved Homes

Fahe, USDA, and WV Housing Development Fund Expand Access to Housing for Low-income Families

Fahe, USDA, and WV Housing Development Fund Expand Access to Housing for Low-income Families

The Fund has joined with Fahe and USDA to become the only state housing agency to offer the USDA 502 Direct Home Loan

Charleston WV – On June 23, 2016, an important step forward was made for families in West Virginia when […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fahe, USDA, and WV Housing Development Fund Expand Access to Housing for Low-income Families

Public / Nonprofit Partnership Creates Permanent Program with USDA RD

The USDA 502 Direct Loan has been the cornerstone of affordable housing financing for decades, helping low- and very low-income people and families in rural areas acquire safe, quality housing at a rate they can afford.

While the 502 Direct Program offers a great service, repeated cuts to the USDA Rural Development (RD) budget greatly reduced […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Public / Nonprofit Partnership Creates Permanent Program with USDA RD

Mortgage Broker Bootcamp

As part of Fahe’s ongoing commitment to strengthening our Members’ resilience and providing Appalachia with quality resources, we recently hosted a two day Mortgage Broker Bootcamp. The Bootcamp was a collaboration between Fahe, Members, and partner organizations to provide education and resources to those interested in bringing quality mortgage products to rural and underserved areas.

Among […]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mortgage Broker Bootcamp

SALS Provides Needed Rental in Appalachia

 

Finding a quality rental in Appalachia is difficult, but when you have a disability that requires modifications to your living space, it can be impossible.  However, Kathy Kiser, a resident of Gauley Bridge, WV, has just moved into a newly remodeled apartment that allows her wheelchair to move freely through the doorways.  She no longer […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SALS Provides Needed Rental in Appalachia

Southern Appalachian Labor School Providing Homes for Veterans

Fahe Member Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS) is based out of Oak Hill, WV and serves the counties of Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Raleigh, and Nicholas.  SALS works to provide education, research, and linkages for the working class and disenfranchised peoples in order to promote understanding, empowerment and change.

SALS has recently been recognized in the Register […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Southern Appalachian Labor School Providing Homes for Veterans

Determination Leads to Success

As a young, single mother, Marissa desired for two things above all else: a safe home for her son and for her life to not become a statistic.

The path to Marissa’s dreams was not a clear course.  She had her son one month before turning 17 while still in high school, her father was laid […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Determination Leads to Success

Single Father Finds Home

Jeff is a single father of four children – two sons ages 16 and 10, and twin daughters who are 15.  He’s always dreamed of owning a home large enough for his family to live comfortably and in a safe neighborhood where his children would have a chance to be part of a healthy community.  And […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Single Father Finds Home

New Year’s Resolution

Happy 2016!  The new year brings enthusiasm, optimism, and resolutions for the future. The problem with a lot of these goals is that we make them to ourselves, about ourselves and they lack accountability.  What if your New Year’s resolution wasn’t about simply exercising more but involved helping to improve someone else’s life?  Studies have […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Year’s Resolution

Thank You for Your Support

The greatest gift of the season is the knowledge that you have helped change someone’s life for the better.  As a small thank you during the Christmas season we wanted to share some of the sentiments from families that have been helped through the Fahe Network during 2015.  Without your continued support of Appalachia, the […]

By |December 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thank You for Your Support