JustChoice Lending Closes First Project Reinvest Loan

Johanna Hall-Rappolee has lived in apartments her entire life. Growing up she wanted to own a home so she could fit in with her friends and escape the treatment and stigma associated with living in lower-income apartments. As a single mother, Johanna’s dream of homeownership has only grown stronger out of a desire to give […]

By |July 6th, 2017|appalachia, Fahe, Housing, Loans|Comments Off on JustChoice Lending Closes First Project Reinvest Loan

Fahe Closes 1,000th 502 Direct Loan During Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month and Fahe is celebrating in style because we have closed our ONE THOUSANDTH USDA 502 Direct Loan!  That’s 1,000 rural families that have received a home with a mortgage they can afford.

Our partnership with USDA is a beautiful example of a public/private partnership that really works. By coupling a great […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Fahe, Housing, Loans, USDA 502 Program Loan|Comments Off on Fahe Closes 1,000th 502 Direct Loan During Homeownership Month

Building Stronger Communities: the first in a series on an internship program aimed at creating future leaders in Central Appalachia.

Do I really want to live here forever?

That’s the question on the mind of many young Appalachians today as they forge their own paths into the world. Discontent with the area’s recreational, economic, and environmental outlook, they are flocking to metropolitan areas and developing their professional skills with no predicted return to the area in […]

By |June 16th, 2017|appalachia, Fahe, Internship|Comments Off on Building Stronger Communities: the first in a series on an internship program aimed at creating future leaders in Central Appalachia.

Fahe Open House

In 2014, Fahe has reached two significant milestones. The first was meeting and beating our production challenge set in 2005. We set out to produce 8,000 units of housing a year across the network by 2015 and through the dedication of our members we instead accomplished 8,725 in 2014, both exceeding the original goal in […]

By |October 28th, 2014|appalachia, Fahe|Comments Off on Fahe Open House

Don’t Get Above Your Raising

“Don’t get above your raising.” That was a phrase Fahe’s Director of Human Resources, Norma Bartruff, grew up hearing from her uncle, Bob, in Wolfe County, KY. “For me, that phrase meant stay grounded,” said Norma. “Don’t forget where you come from. Remember your family.”

Norma’s uncle, aunt, and mother grew up poor near the banks […]

By |August 12th, 2014|Fahe|Comments Off on Don’t Get Above Your Raising

Could Tim Howard Save Appalachia?

 

Thanks to North America’s World Cup game against Belgium, America’s goalie Tim Howard became an Internet superstar.   The trending hashtag #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave has opened up a floodgate to a deluge of pictures and gifs showing Tim Howard saving everything from the dinosaurs to the Titanic.  Someone has even listed him in Wikipedia as the “Secretary of Defense”. […]

By |July 16th, 2014|appalachia, Fahe|Comments Off on Could Tim Howard Save Appalachia?

Fahe Spring Meeting 2014

On May 20th we held our annual Fahe Spring Meeting for the membership.  This is one of the two official times of the year that our full membership from all six states gets a chance to come under one roof for fellowship and education.  This year’s event was made even more special because we collaborated […]

By |June 3rd, 2014|Fahe|Comments Off on Fahe Spring Meeting 2014

Homemade Stress

 

Everyone experiences some type of stress at home – the dishes are dirty, the kids are fighting, the lawn still hasn’t mowed itself (and unfortunately probably never will). The previous examples are small stressors and in most cases can be fixed relatively quickly and easily.  However, the conditions of some homes can equal big time […]

By |April 15th, 2014|appalachia, Fahe, Housing|Comments Off on Homemade Stress

Fahe Reaches 55 Members

Fahe is proud to announce our 55th member, Garrett County Community Action Committee of Oakland, Maryland (GCCAC).

Since 1956, GCCAC has been helping to build a better community by providing essential services that improve the quality of life for residents in Garrett County.  They focus on helping low-income persons become more self-sufficient.

GCCAC provides many different services […]

By |April 1st, 2014|appalachia, Fahe, Housing|Comments Off on Fahe Reaches 55 Members

New Office

Fahe has outgrown its current facilities and in order to continue to grow and provide quality service to the people of Appalachia, Fahe will soon be moving to a new location.  We currently work from three different buildings and we’re all excited to be under one roof by midyear.

The new facility will serve not only […]

By |April 1st, 2014|Fahe|Comments Off on New Office