Building On Higher Ground in Perry County

Housing | November 22, 2023
Photo Credit: Housing Development AlliancePictured L to R: KHC Deputy E.D. of Housing Programs Wendy Smith, Hazard Mayor Donald “Happy” Mobelini, State Sen. Brandon Smith, Flood Survivor & Soon-to-be-Homeowner Melissa Neace, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, Foundation for Appalachian KY CEO Gerry Roll, and USDA SFH Field Director Barry Turner

Building on Higher Ground in Perry County

On November 14, Fahe Member Housing Development Alliance (HDA) broke ground on the first of 32 high-ground homes financed by the Rural Housing Trust Fund (RHTF) that will be built or repaired in Perry County, Kentucky.The new high-ground community will be built on reclaimed mine land, adjacent to the Hazard airport. Flood survivor Melissa Neace and her family will be moving into the new home in the spring of 2024.

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