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A group of six people are standing in front of a painted mural that says "Be the energy you want to attract". There are roses and butterflies on the mural.

Announcing the MicroMortgage Marketplace – Small Dollar Lending that Increases Homeownership

August 4, 2020

Innovative pilots and partnerships are important steps in establishing the long-term availability of programs that provide access to homeownership and wealth-building to underserved

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Fahe Community Lending Closes Loan with Helping Hands Now

July 31, 2020

Fahe Community Lending (CL) recently closed a loan with Helping Hands Now (HHN), a nonprofit organization located in  Georgia, our first in the state of Georgia. The loan provides HHN with the

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Fahe’s 40th Anniversary: Progress Through the 90s

July 10, 2020

2020 marks Fahe’s 40th Anniversary of Building the American Dream in Appalachia.  Earlier this year during our Virtual Spring Meeting, we celebrated our birthday with the unveiling of a timeline

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Celebrating Our Impactful Partnerships: NeighborWorks America

June 10, 2020

Fahe is able to celebrate 40 years of Building the American Dream thanks to the support from great partners we’ve made along the way.  NeighborWorks America (NWA) has been an essential partner

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NeighborWorks Week 2020: Building Strong Communities Together Every Day

June 5, 2020

Every year during National Homeownership Month (June), NeighborWorks America (NWA) brings together tens of thousands of people in a week-long period of education and celebration of housing and

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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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How the Fahe Network is Responding to COVID-19, Part 3

May 29, 2020

Though many communities in the country are beginning to open back up, we still face the economic ramifications of the pandemic as well as the threat of another wave, especially in rural areas that

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How the Fahe Network is Responding to COVID-19, Part 2

May 15, 2020

Many Members of the Fahe Network were founded in times of crisis, such as during the beginning of the War on Poverty, so they understand not only how to serve their communities in the best of times,

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How the Fahe Network is Responding to COVID-19 Part 1

May 13, 2020

Across Appalachia, Fahe Members are first responders to the housing, food, and financial needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Innovation and adaptability are core qualities of the Fahe

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Fahe and Fannie Mae Partnership is Increasing Access to Housing in Appalachia

March 19, 2020

Fahe is partnering with Fannie Mae to provide persistent poverty communities with greater access to affordable mortgage products that allow families to achieve the American Dream of

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