Smart Tech That Can Save You Money

Although smart homes might seem like they can cost you a pretty penny initially, there are certain systems and gadgets that are actually worth the money. By upgrading your home (even if little by little) and making it “smarter,” you may find that these seemingly complex technologies will start to pay for themselves over time… Read More>

April is Fair Housing Month

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… Read More>

Fahe’s statement on the proposed Federal budget

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… Read More>

Carter G. Woodson

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… Read More>

Fahe receives $1M to Address Opioid Epidemic in Eastern Kentucky

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… Read More>

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“Let us therefore continue our triumphant march to the realization of the American Dream.” -Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   Martin Luther King Jr Day is January 16th this year, and Fahe joins millions in celebrating the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Civil Rights movement has positively impacted each of… Read More>

Conquering Educational Isolation: Providing Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Training Across Economic and Regional Divides

Fahe’s service area of Central Appalachia faces the challenge of geographic isolation, requiring innovative solutions to expand opportunities. Fahe Member Community Housing Partners (CHP) offers an exciting training option that eliminates the need to travel those backroads. CHP has offered on-site training at its Energy Solutions Research and Training Center in Christiansburg, VA, since it… Read More>

Fahe Partners Receive a Total of $305 Million to Revitalize Economic and Community Development

The Federal Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI Fund) has announced $7 billion in New Market Tax Credit Awards to 120 organizations nationwide.  We are proud to announce that among those recipients are organizations that Fahe has partnered with successfully over the years, including one Member of the Fahe Network.  We are excited because… Read More>

A Quick Comparison of FHA and Conventional Loans

Fahe offers affordable and reliable mortgage products through JustChoice Lending.  In the past we have discussed USDA 502 Direct loans on this blog and how this product is a great option for rural families with lower incomes.  However, our commitment to creating prosperous neighborhoods and successful homeowners in Appalachia extends to families of all income… Read More>

Appalachia HEAT Squad

Fahe Receives $1M to Support Economic Transition in Eastern Kentucky

Fahe was awarded $1 million by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through their POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative. This funding will support our Appalachia HEAT Squad® program which was designed to stimulate housing production and create new jobs that will keep coal mine-impacted workers in their home communities. Fahe will… Read More>