Fahe Members Nominated for Tennessee’s Best Awards

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The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has recently announced that thirteen different housing partners in East Tennessee were nominated for Tennessee’s Best Awards for consistently making a positive impact and contributing to affordable housing in Tennessee.  We are very excited that six of the nominations are for Fahe Members!


Congratulations to all of the nominees and thank you for the good work that you do. Below are the categories and nominees.  Fahe Members are listed in bold lettering.

Excellence in Partnership

  • Appalachia Service Project, Johnson City
  • University of Tennessee College of Business Administration, Knoxville
  • Home Federal Bank, Knoxville
  • Pilot Flying J, Knoxville
  • Johnson City Housing Authority, Johnson City
  • Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, Oak Ridge
  • Neighborhood Housing, Inc., Knoxville
  • Robert Bright, Knoxville
  • Ford Creek Village, LP, Gray


Outstanding Advocate

  • Retha Patton, Executive Director, Eastern 8 CDC, Johnson City


Remarkable Achievement- Rural

  • Ella Smith, Director, Morgan-Scott Project, Deer Lodge
  • Appalachia Service Project, Johnson City
  • Ford Creek Village, LP, Gray


Best in Innovation

  • Appalachia Service Project, Johnson City
  • Foothills Community Development Corporation, Maryville
  • McMinnville Housing Authority, McMinnville


The Tennessee’s Best awards will be announced at the 2013 Governor’s Housing Summit.  Those interested in attending or wanting more information should visit www.thda.org.

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