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2020 marks Fahe’s 40th anniversary of building the American Dream. Over these four decades, Fahe has invested over $1.5 Billion which has directly changed the lives of over 616,000 people.  Our 50+ Members, all local leaders, are directly responsible for our ability to connect communities to investments and opportunity. As we celebrate our anniversary throughout the year, we are taking time to acknowledge and showcase our Members and highlight the important work they are doing which will impact the future of our communities for the next 40 years and beyond.

Appalachia Habitat for Humanity – Robbins, TN

Appalachia Habitat for Humanity (AHH) was established in 1978 and was among the first organizations to become a Fahe Member. AHH is a Christian partnership whose goal is to restore pride and stability into the community by building and financing quality affordable housing for all low-income persons in Scott and Morgan Counties, Tennessee.

In Scott and Morgan County, more than half of the individuals who rent pay 30% or more of their income in housing costs, leaving less for other important living expenses such as food, medicine, and childcare. Having a safe and secure home should not be a privilege or a financial burden. AHH helps to relieve this burden through responsible and affordable homeownership.  As with all Habitat chapters, homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage.  This model builds strength, stability, and self-reliance. By working with volunteers, donors, and other financial institutions, AHH is able to sell their homes to qualifying applicants through loans at 0% interest financed between 20-30 years. To date, AHH has built over 200 homes.

As the second oldest Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the world, Appalachia Habitat for Humanity continues to leave a lasting impression on the communities they serve, not only through the housing they create but also their Oneida ReStore. The Oneida ReStore is a perfect example of what community support looks like in action. This community shows unwavering support of AHH through donating and shopping at the ReStore, and because of this support, jobs are being created and affordable housing is being built.

To learn more about Appalachia Habitat for Humanity, the services they offer, and the impact they’re making, follow the links below:

Posted by Appalachia Habitat on Monday, October 14, 2019

Posted by Appalachia Habitat on Monday, October 14, 2019

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Join our Anniversary Celebration

Over the course of 2020, we will be celebrating Fahe’s history through sharing historical photos, family stories, and future projects, as well as other Member Highlights. Please join our 40th anniversary celebration by sharing your memories, pictures, and support for Fahe on social media.  Please join in by using the hashtag #WeAreFahe.  You can find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Olivia Brock Schemanski
Olivia Brock Schemanski
Olivia Brock Schemanski serves as Fahe's Communication VISTA. She holds a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Public Relations from Eastern Kentucky University. She's an avid lover of music and in her free time she enjoys photography, going to concerts and re-watching "The Office."

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