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Fahe Awarded $1.1 Million from U.S. Treasury CDFI Fund

Fahe Awarded $1.1 Million from U.S. Treasury CDFI Fund These funds will support Fahe’s mission to eliminate persistent poverty in Appalachia Berea, KY – Fahe has been awarded $1,096,905 from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI). The CDFI Program invests in and builds capacity of CDFI’s to serve low-income people… Read More>

Life In Service: CHEF Intern Exhibits Continuous Dedication to Helping Others

Some people are born to serve, and CHEF Intern Megan Devoto is definitely one of those people. From speaking with her, I could see her dedication to giving back to communities she lives in and an excitement to do so that has been unparalleled in any of my previous service-related encounters. As a matter of… Read More>

What Goes Around Comes Around: CHEF Intern Gives Back

Homeownership changed Mariah Triplett’s life, which is interesting considering she is now a CHEF Intern for Fahe, an organization that works and advocates for home ownership in Appalachia. As a child, her life was a series of moves, first from Hawaii, and then around Appalachia, until her mother acquired a first time homebuyer loan. Mariah… Read More>

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… Read More>

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… Read More>

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… Read More>

A Quick Comparison of FHA and Conventional Loans

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 levels.  Two types of loans that higher earning households often… Read More>

USDA Visit Oct 2016

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… Read More>

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… Read More>

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… Read More>