News & Events

Fahe Awarded $326,000 ARC ARISE Grant for new local leadership development and workforce development initiative for affordable housing nonprofits in Appalachia

May 10, 2024

BEREA, KY, May 10, 2024 —Today, Fahe was awarded $326,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for its new project Vocational Initiative for Thriving Appalachian Leadership (VITAL). The

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Building our Future at the 2024 Fahe Spring Retreat

April 24, 2024

“Thanks for showing up,” said Fahe’s Board Chair and President and CEO of HomeSource east Tennessee Jackie Mayo. “We are growing in impact, but we are still small enough of a group to know

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National Mortgage Professional Magazine Publishes “Home Lending Among the Hollers”

April 4, 2024

In March 2024, National Mortgage Professional Magazine published an article that sheds light on the challenges of home lending in Appalachia where close-knit, isolated communities face significant

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CEO Jim King speaking at a podium to a group of people seated at the Bellefonte Hospital and Recovery Center

Celebrating the Opening of Bellefonte Hospital and Recovery Center

March 26, 2024

On March 19, Fahe CEO Jim King joined Governor Andy Beshear, Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) Founder and CEO Tim Robinson, community leaders, and industry partners in Ashland to celebrate both the

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Remarkable Women in Housing and Community Development, Then and Now

March 14, 2024

Working for justice has always required focus and grit. Women like Cushing Dolbeare have been up to the task. Her lifetime of advocacy centered on one principle: that decent housing is basic to our

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Fahe In the News

February 19, 2024

We love to see Fahe in the news. Here are a few recent items featuring coverage of Fahe’s advocacy work and news of our Members. Members are invited to send your news to

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Fahe CEO Jim King Joins the Cleveland Fed Community Advisory Council

February 5, 2024

“The Federal Reserve is a thought leader regarding how to make capital work on behalf of communities,” said Fahe CEO Jim King. “I am honored to join the Community Advisory Council at the

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Fahe Members Join Coalition to Support “Have a Heart for Housing” Advocacy Day

January 12, 2024

Affordable housing developers, advocates, and community members from Letcher County to Louisville, KY, showed up at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, KY on January 9 to advocate for major investments

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Fahe Member Community Ventures named 2023 Microlender of the Year

January 5, 2024

Another win in the lending sector—Community Ventures, a Fahe Member, was awarded the 2023 ‘Microlender of the Year’ award by the Kentucky Small Business Administration (SBA). The award was for

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Shifting the Poverty Narrative from People to Places; Jim King Weighs In

January 2, 2024

“Most things we see have been shaped by history in ways we don’t immediately understand,” says H. Luke Shaefer of the University of Michigan’s Ford

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