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 […]
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 of economic […]
“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 our lives in […]
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 opened […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 leverage […]
Every year, families in Central Appalachia lose hundreds to thousands of dollars in utility bills due to poorly insulated homes. Fahe’s newest program, Appalachia HEAT Squad®, is bringing greater access to energy efficiency to homeowners in the region. Fahe Member Housing Development Alliance (HDA) in Hazard is already working to bring the benefits of increased […]
What goes into building a house? During a time of economic transition from a coal economy, Fahe’s partners in eastern Kentucky look to coal miners for answers
Fahe and our Members are creating solutions to keep displaced miners and their families in their communities. Seeking new partners is a crucial step, and Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) is a welcome ally. HCTC is honing in on the fact that unemployed miners have specialized skillsets that translate well to jobs in housing. […]
Fahe is on a mission to eliminate persistent poverty in Appalachia. One of the ways Fahe accomplishes this goal is through the development of much needed infrastructure that addresses key issues like lack of proper access to medical coverage, schools, and clean drinking water. But, Fahe, like many organizations working in rural areas, face challenges […]