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.

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Central Crossings Development

Your continued support of Fahe allows us to change lives in Appalachia.  We impact the lives of thousands of Appalachians every year.  Among those are the elderly, who make up one of the most vulnerable groups in our country.  There are over 215,000 elderly people living in poverty in Central Appalachia. Ms. Geneva Lewis is […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks From a Dedicated Homeowner

Owning a home is one of the most important decisions a person  can make in their life.   While we at Fahe work with home buyers to make sure they are ready before they make the first step, there are still life events that crop up which can put a strain on finances and priorities.  While […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Third Party Origination

Fahe is proud to announce that our first Third Party Origination (TPO) loan through Fahe’s mortgage branch, JustChoice Lending (JCL) and Chase Bank was submitted by Frontier Housing with Kelly Fleck as the originator.  Keith Manning was the applicant and he purchased a home in Morehead, Kentucky.  The loan closed on October 28th and was […]

By |November 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments