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 leverage […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fahe’s Appalachia HEAT Squad Saves Homeowners Money

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 […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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. […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fahe Awarded $50 Million to Invest in Appalachia from Uplift America Fund

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 […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Construction of Eastern Scholar House on EKU’s Campus to Provide Educational Opportunities, Housing, and Child Care

Fahe supports increased educational attainment in Appalachia. In our region, as with many other parts of the country, single parents have greater difficulty finding the time and money to attend college, work, and afford quality child care.

Scholar House projects have proven to be effective in helping to alleviate a good portion of the burden […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fahe Annual Meeting

Fahe will be hosting its Annual Meeting on September 7- 8 at the Hotel Roanoke & Convention Center in Roanoke, VA. The Annual Meeting is a time for our Membership to gather under one roof to share ideas and best practices and plan for the future of serving Appalachia.

There will be discussion and learning around […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rural Homelessness. What can be done?

When you ask people to describe homelessness, they will mention the obvious and visible forms that occur more often in urban areas: people sleeping on the streets, cardboard signs asking for help, shopping carts filled with personal belongings.   In rural areas, homelessness doesn’t always take such obvious forms and those who suffer from it can […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Underbanked In Appalachia

Living in an underbanked (or unbanked) area can have serious negative consequences on a household. Without access to mainstream financial services offered by retail banks such as checking and savings accounts or the ability to take short term loans at a reasonable interest rate, people often turn to other services such as payday lenders, check […]

By |August 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Beth Boyce

Beth Boyce of Phillipi, WV is a recently divorced mother of three. During the divorce proceedings, Beth temporarily moved into a house owned by a friend that was set to be placed on the market. With her youngest son still living with her, she decided that the best course of action would be to buy […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The NeighborWorks Book

NeighborWorks America has officially announced the network organizations to be featured in the upcoming NeighborWorks Book to be published December 2016.

The Fahe Network will be featured in the book several times with case studies contributed from Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, Community Housing Partners, Community Ventures, Fahe, Frontier Housing, and HomeSource […]

By |July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments