Membership Messages

Kentucky Member Update April 5, 2019

From Dwain: The Fahe Loan Committee approved $4.395 million dollars in CLS loans to Fahe Members at their 3/21 meeting. The funds will support Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham and Eastern Eight CDC as they build affordable housing and will fund the acquisition and operation of Housing Authority of Mingo County’s new residential recovery facility.

APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH! Check HERE for events & materials. Contact Jackie to share what you are doing to inform and celebrate in your community.

Registration is OPEN! Spring Retreat – April 24-25 ~ Boone Tavern Conference Center, Berea


  • Funding Opportunities
  • Training Information
  • KHC & Partner Updates
  • Upcoming Events
  • Network Job Postings


Just Transition Fund 2019 Rapid Response Fund­ – accepting proposals immediately, continuing on a rolling basis until November 1, 2019. To apply: Contact Mandy Bridenhagen and send a brief, one-paragraph summary describing what you seek funding for and why. If invited to submit a proposal, we will send your organization a link to a short application form.

ARC POWER INITIATIVE RFP has been released, Application due April 10

HUDRound 3 YHDP NOFA: Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program is now available. Designed to address systemic responses to youth homelessness and significantly reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in up to 25 participating communities (8 of which will be rural). Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM EDT  

Webinar hosted by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness: Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: Strategies for Success – review of the YHDP application and strategies for success. Also covered, what to expect if your community is awarded the grant. April 12, 3-4:30 p.m. ET   Register

USDA-RD will begin accepting the first round of applications for the Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program) on April 23, 2019, through

Deadlines are:

  • May 31, 2019, for grants;
  • June 21, 2019, for loan/grant combinations; and
  • July 12, 2019, for low-interest loans.

Applicants can request technical assistance from USDA by filling out the contact form at 

FHLB Cincinnati: The WELCOME HOME program opened March 1- contact David Brock or Linda Sabino at JCL for details. These funds go fast so please act quickly to reserve a spot for your client!!

Disaster Reconstruction Program (DRP) has been funded ($3.6M) for 2019 on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available, additional information hereEligible Counties


April 17 – May 14NWA Course: Strategic Thinking & Planning View the full course description. Faculty-led online course focuses on why strategic thinking and effective planning are vital to organizational survival and success. Ideal attendees include executive and senior management staff members, board members, and staff members of nonprofit organizations responsible for facilitating a strategic planning process. Virtual Classroom Participant Guide     REGISTRATION DEADLINE 4/17

Low Cost/FreeNonprofit Leadership Center Training: Allstate Foundation in cooperation with the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

IREM LIHTC Compliance Training and HCCP Exam – Thur/Fri, May 9 and 10 Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) Training Academy will be hosting a two-day training at Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority, 300 West New Circle Road, Lexington, Kentucky.  Review the flier available on OCCH’s website. Questions? Lynn Logan at 614-224-8446 /

NeighborWorks America NTI – The last NTI of the year: New Orleans, LA    Aug 19-23 (expect registration information late spring)

USDA LINC’s Training and Resource Library


Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC)

Statewide Fair Housing Training: The Lexington Fair Housing Council (LFHC) is offering their annual Statewide Fair Housing Training on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 1-5 p.m. ET, at the Blue Grass Regional Marketplace, 4561 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, Kentucky.   Free, Open to the public, limited seating: please register by 5 p.m. ET, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

RFP for an Analysis of Impediments and/or Five-Year Consolidated Plan Consultant Due 5 p.m. ET, on Monday, April 22. For more information, please visit KHC’s website, under About, Request For.

Weatherization Public Hearing: at KHC, 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky, on Tuesday, April 16, –  2 p.m. ET, for the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program state plan. A draft of the state plan is available on the Weatherization Assistance Program page of KHC’s website.

Job Opportunity: Paralegal II – Real Estate: Legal Services and Compliance; Salary Range: $37,908 – $47,384
Please respond no later than Thursday, April 11. Full details are available on KHC’s website, under About, Careers, Job Opportunities.  

Homeless & Housing Coalition of KY (HHCK)

We have 38 AmeriCorps slots available for the 2019-2020 program year. NEW THIS YEAR: The 2019-2020 program year will begin on August 1st, 2019. Note: 2018-2019 members will still have until August 31st, 2019 to complete their service hours. Application due May 3

SNAP Proposed Rule Comment Period Extended through April 10USDA announced today that the comment period for the proposed time limit rules will be re-opened in response to complaints about technical difficulties with the federal register site, USDA announced that they will re-open the comment period from Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 10.  The and the federal register sites will accept additional rule comments during this 3 day period.Feeding America and Center for American Progress are also keeping their platforms open for comments through April 10.

USDA: Improvements to Online Tool Single Family Housing (SFH) Direct Eligibility Assessment tool found on the USDA Income and Property Eligibility Site

Announcement on Recovery Housing in Rural Communities

For program information…

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Notices of proposed rulemaking regarding the Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans Rule (2017 Payday Lending Rule) here. The Delay NPRM proposes to delay the compliance date for the mandatory underwriting provisions available here. You can access the summary and redline here.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions related to the TRID Rule available here.


Blog: Trends in Home Repair Volunteer Numbers & Recruitment Ideas, a comparison of 20 organizations and tips for increasing volunteer numbers.

Sessions from their Conference: ADVOCACY 101 , Asset-Based Community Development (ABCDs) for Home Repair, Presenter’s notes from the session here. Reframing Home Repair Nonprofits for Philanthropy

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky access to their data HERE (searchable by location and topic)


April 24-25 – Fahe ED’s Spring RetreatBoone Tavern Conference Center, Berea, KY  Register HERE  ROOM BLOCK CLOSES THIS FRI. 4/5 – CALL 1-800-366-9358 TO RESERVE!

Sept. 9 -12 – Annual Meeting & Rural Housing Summit ~ Hilton Knoxville

Sept. 12-132019 Kentucky Afforable Housing Conference (KAHC) – Lexington Convention Center

JOB POSTINGS  – Check out a new posting from Frontier: Accounting Clerk;   that and more Fahe, Member and Partner job postings HERE

Jobs available: MACED, Rural LISC/RCAC: HERE  ReFrame Job Board HERE


Are you interested in Rural Prosperity through the Arts and Creative Sector? Check out this report and resources:A Rural Action Guide for Governors and States

From NRHC: You can find the 116th Congress committee assignments for the House and Senate appropriation subcommittees on: Agriculture and Rural Development; Labor and HHS; and Transportation and HUD HERE

Questions or to express interest in Fahe Strategic Programs?  Please email Tyler Johnson

Resources from Previous Webinars/Spring/Annual Meetings can be found HERE

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