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The Fahe Network consists of 50+ Member organizations, spanning across the Appalachian portions of Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama, and Maryland. During the best of times, these local leaders provide essential services to their communities including housing, economic, and community development. During times of crisis they stand with their communities, often increasing or modifying the types of services available to match the current need. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, the Fahe Network has served the region for 40 years Building the American Dream. This collaboration has invested over $1.5 Billion into Appalachia, which has directly impacted the lives of over 616,000 people. We are taking the time to celebrate each of these Members during our 40th anniversary, as we continue in partnership to ensure that no community is left behind.

HomeSource east tennessee—Knoxville, TN

HomeSource east tennessee has been guiding East Tennesseans on the path to homeownership since 1990. HomeSource understands and recognizes the importance of homeownership in creating stability and growth throughout their community HomeSource provides a plethora of essential services alongside affordable homeownership and rental including homebuyer education, pre-purchase counseling, foreclosure and mortgage default counseling, and community revitalization.

Energy efficiency plays an important part in HomeSource east tennessee’s mission. By utilizing green building practices, they are able to offer cost savings options, reduce the needs for home repairs, and utilize healthier building materials which ultimately helps households lower their utility bills and provides a healthier, safer living space.  HomeSource utilizes several staff with training and certification in areas such as LEED for Homes, RESNET Certified HERS Rater, EarthCraft Homes Technical Advisor, BPI’s Building Analyst, Healthy Home Specialist, and Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor and Inspector for the State of Tennessee.

HomeSource also owns and operates Tennessee Valley Realty (TVR), LLC, a full service real estate company that focuses on the needs of first-time home buyers by offering services in listing, selling, property management, and pre-purchase homeownership counseling.  TVR supports HomeSource’s mission by reinvesting earned commissions into the partner organization, effectively allowing people who chose to work with TVR to also support the affordable housing needs of their community.

HomeSource is also a member of NeighborWorks America and is one of only 92 nationally recognized HomeOwnership Centers across the country.  Since they joined NeighborWorks, HomeSource has graduated more than 2,000 customers from the Homebuyer Education program and more than 1,000 have graduated into homeownership.

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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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