Community projects develop infrastructure, which is the backbone of cities and neighborhoods. Communities would be deemed unlivable without services such as medical facilities, schools, roads, sewage, and water. Fahe Consulting has helped to build such infrastructure in multiple communities and we understand the complexity of securing funding in difficult regions such as Appalachia. The development of these projects also helps to bring much needed employment to the region and once the infrastructure is placed, these communities are able to attract business from organizations previously not interested in working in the area.

Fahe Consulting has secured funding and administrated many different types of community development projects. See below for some examples of our past work.

Lee County Health Department – Lee County, KY received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds and partnered with the Lee County Health Department to purchase and rehab an existing downtown Beattyville building, which tripled the Health Department space and expanded services to Lee County residents.

Hazard Little Flower Clinic – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funding complemented with Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Rural Development Community Facilities Grant and Loan for a total development cost of $1,200,000 to purchase and rehabilitate a 1,400 square foot building to expand health services for low- and moderate-income persons in the Hazard and Perry County community.

Russell School – The project involved the historic rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of a portion of the former GP Russell Elementary School located in Lexington. The adaptive reuse of the existing school building accommodates 27, one bedroom apartments to serve seniors with incomes at or below 50% of the Area Median Income. The total cost of the project was $6,316,200 utilizing funding from the HUD 202 program, HOME, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Neighborhood Stabilization funds.  The facility also includes an early childhood education center serving low-income families.

Manchester WWTP Expansion Project – CDBG and Rural Development funds were utilized to expand the Wastewater Treatment Plant and extend sewer lines.

Manchester Water Treatment Plant – Funding of $6 million for construction of a new 4 million gallons per day (MGD) water treatment plant to replace the existing smaller outdated plant. Funding sources include Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA), CDBG, and State Appropriations.

If your organization is seeking professional consulting on developing community projects, please contact us today. We can be reached by emailing Elsa Reynolds or by calling (859)-228-2141.