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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.

HomeOwnership Center – Elkins, West Virginia

Since 1998, HomeOwnership Center, Inc. (HOC) has been strengthening the communities of North Central West Virginia by creating, and supporting, successful homeowners. Through mortgage lending, financial advising, and home buyer education, HOC works with individuals and families to make home ownership a reality.

HOC serves the communities of Barbour, Lewis, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, and Webster Counties. HOC operates as a non-profit, community based lending, advising, and educational resource for individuals and families of any income level. By working with their network partners, which includes Fahe, they are able to provide competitive and affordable home loans as well as assistance to individuals and families facing various circumstances.

As Fahe’s 2017 ‘Rising Star Lender of the Year,’ HOC has time and time again shown their passion, and their dedication, to ensuring their clients achieve lasting success. In the last 22 years, HOC has assisted over 1,000 home buyers, and they have provided over 3,200 residents with counseling and education. In the last five years alone, HOC helped over 225 new home owners, provided education to nearly 300 new home buyers, and offered financial counseling to over 750 households.

To learn more about HOC, what services they provide, or to keep up with their latest projects, follow the links below:

HomeOwnership Center Website


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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