How Can I Improve My Credit Score To Buy A Home?

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 […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Housing|0 Comments

Easy Weatherization for Your Home

“I’m done with this cold weather!” That’s what I hear coworkers exclaim as they enter our office these frosty winter mornings. However sad it may be, the reality is that winter has only just begun.

We need fuzzy socks, cozy robes, chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Oh. . . and energy efficient houses wouldn’t hurt […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Housing|0 Comments

Revisiting West Liberty

During NeighborWorks Week, June 7-15, we will be revisiting the town of West Liberty.  Two years ago, the town was devastated by an EF3 tornado with winds up to 165 miles per hour.   Seven lives were lost and nearly 400 homes and businesses were destroyed.   Many came to the aid of West Liberty to help […]

By |June 4th, 2014|appalachia, Housing|0 Comments

Aging in Appalachia

Appalachia has one of the largest elderly populations in America.  The issues of housing, health, and independent living for our seniors are important topics that need to be addressed now. Fahe has taken the first steps to bring together home builders, health providers, and policy makers so they can work on a solution together, instead […]

By |May 30th, 2014|appalachia, Housing|0 Comments

Home and Happiness

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, being happier has several positive effects on our lives including a lower chance of heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory tract infections. Studies also show that happy people live longer.(1)

Since I’ve worked with Fahe, I have had the pleasure of meeting with dozens of families who have lived […]

By |April 24th, 2014|appalachia, Housing|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Housing and Your Health

The conditions of our homes reflect on us.  Good living conditions promote good health.  Poor living conditions can make us sick. This is not a commentary on personal habits or housekeeping.  It’s a commentary on old or poor housing stock where many low-income residents find themselves living.

Let’s take a look at a few of the […]

By |April 8th, 2014|appalachia, Housing|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

April is Fair Housing Month

During April we celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act.  The Fair Housing Act expands on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and makes it illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, or financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or marital status.  It is illegal for […]

By |April 1st, 2014|appalachia, Housing|0 Comments

More Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Last week we took a look at three different standards in energy efficient and green construction: Energy Star, HERS rating, and LEED. Today we are expanding on the positive impact that energy usage awareness can have on your life, your community, and your environment.

Individuals

Energy costs increase steadily every year. While homeowners can’t decrease the price, […]

By |February 25th, 2014|appalachia, Housing|0 Comments