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Closing the Digital Divide in Appalachia Part II

March 29, 2022

How Reducing Affordability Barriers Can Unlock the Gateway to Enduring Prosperity Part II in the Closing the Digital Divide in Appalachia Series Pandemic lockdowns, home confinement and the swift

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Closing the Digital Divide in Appalachia

March 4, 2022

How Policymakers can Maximize Historic Broadband Investments to Bring Virtual Opportunity to Every Community On February 4th, Fahe submitted public comments to the National Telecommunications and

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A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity

January 31, 2022

How Strengthening Capital Flows to our Underserved Communities Can Help Every Family Reach their American Dream With the recent passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on November 15,

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“Infrastructure Week” Comes to Appalachia with Enactment of Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

November 22, 2021

Once-in-a-Generation Investment Promises to Make the American Dream a Reality for Millions of Families On November 15th, 2021, after months of negotiations among House and Senate leaders, the

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Addressing Philanthropic Blind Spots

October 25, 2021

Philanthropy has a rural blind spot (SSIR Spring 2021).   According to Robert Atkins, Sarah Allred, and Daniel Hart, the distance of the wealthiest philanthropies, which are often located

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The Potential of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation for the Fahe Network

September 1, 2021

Pundits have sometimes used the term “infrastructure week” as a tongue-in-cheek catchphrase to describe ambitious, substantive policy proposals that are likely doomed to fail amid Washington’s

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Calculating Inequality: The Paradox of Rural Poverty and Federal Income Limits

July 19, 2021

Policymakers have long grappled with the challenge of judiciously marshalling taxpayer resources to support the communities and programs where public investments will have the strongest impact. In

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Fahe Members Partner Nationally to Bring Financial Opportunity and Digital Inclusion to North Central West Virginia

October 9, 2020

Fahe Members Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA) and Homeownership Center partnering with Highland Community Builders (HBC) and Rural LISC have launched their Digital Navigator program and a

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Fahe’s Transformation Employment Program Expands to 6 New Counties

June 29, 2020

On June 10, 2020 with the approval of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Fahe’s Transformational Employment Program was able to expand our service area from Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel,

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The Missed Opportunity of Devastating Proportions

June 2, 2020

Recently the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released a regulation substantially altering the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Fahe was among many urging the OCC to suspend this

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