Membership Messages

Kentucky Member Update August 23, 2019

IMPORTANT Reminders!

PLEASE – send us your 1 page flyer for our Member display at the Annual Meeting by NOON on Monday, Aug. 26th

Fahe Annual Meeting & Rural Initiatives Conference – Sept. 9-12 ~ Hilton Knoxville – Register NOW for both the Rural Conference (free with Annual Mtg. registration) Information HERE

Provide input to KHC & DLG for the Consolidated Plan  – Deadline for Comments is Oct. 4

Kentucky Housing Corporation and the Department for Local Government are preparing the State’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.

As practitioners in the field, we want to hear your opinions and ideas on the priority needs for the next five years—affordable housing, fair housing, public infrastructure, and facilities improvements needed to support and improve Kentucky’s communities (CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA & NHTF).

How to provide input:

  1. Take the online survey:
  2. Join us during any of the upcoming in-person and webinar events listed at:

Send questions and comments to


ARC is currently seeking proposals from eligible organizations to partner on a new high school entrepreneurship summer program. The program will provide comprehensive entrepreneurial training and supportive services to selected high school students who will be seniors during the 2020–2021 academic year. Read the Request for Proposals, which must be submitted by close of business on our newly extended deadline of September 6, 2019.

KHC – The Strategic Operating Grants NOFA delineates KHC’s guidelines and requirements can be found on the Housing Contract Administration (HCA) Help Desk. All applications must be submitted through KHC’s online Universal Funding Application (UFA).Applications are due Monday, September 16, 2019, and awards will be announced by the end of October.

HUD – (NOFA) posted: FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability. The CoC Application, CoC Priority Listing, and Project Applications will be available the week of July 8, 2019 in e-snaps. Collaborative Submission Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM EDT

USDA – check out the Interest Rate decreases for Single Family Direct loans, effective 8/1 and updated Income Limits for 2019


(No Member Connection call in August)

Sept. 9-10, 2019 – Fahe Annual Meeting & Sept. 10-12 Rural Initiatives Conference ~ Hilton Knoxville

If you didn’t have a chance to attend the Appalachian Housing Needs Webinar on May 1, you can watch it HERE


Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Appalachian Gateway Communities Regional Workshop, to be held November 5-7, 2019 in Bristol, TN. This 3-day team-based workshop will provide communities with the skills needed to drive sustainable economic development while preserving their unique community character. To be eligible to participate in the workshop, communities must be  in an ARC-designated distressed, transitional, or at-risk county. Applications are due September 16.

HUD released a new online course called CHDO Opportunities in HOME. This self-paced online training serves as both a comprehensive introduction and an important refresher on regulatory requirements for CHDOs under the HOME Program.

Online Self-Guided Training from NWA – Fahe has purchased unlimited access to 22 training courses, registration (free of charge to Fahe Members). You can register through Sept. 30 and have 60 days in which to complete the course and tests. Contact Jackie for registration info.

Various Dates/Locations in KY Aug. 13-Oct. 2 – Advocacy for Impact Train-the-Trainer WorkshopsRegistration is free but space is limited! –

August 27, 2019 1PM – 4PM CT Warren Co. Library – Bob Kirby Branch Bowling Green, KY

August 29, 2019 1PM – 4PM CT GRADD Board Room Owensboro, KY

September 16, 2019 1PM – 4PM ET LOCATION TBD Morehead, KY

Finance + Arts Webinar SeriesSession One: Finance and the Arts, Tourism & Agribusiness
Session 2 – Sept. 4, Session 3: October 9

From KHC – September 23-27 Weatherization Training Event – All Weatherization Assistance Program subgrantees may use their technical and training assistance dollars to attend the Nat’l Assoc. for State Community Services Programs’ (NASCSP) Annual Training Conference to be held in Little Rock, Mon-Fri Sept. 23-27,  in Little Rock, Arkansas. For conference details and to register, please visit the conference website

JOB POSTINGS  – New posting for President/CEO – Highlands Housing, London, KY ~ Fahe, Member and Partner job postings HERE  Jobs available: MACED, ReFrame Job Board HERE


From Katy Stigers: Fahe is represented in the current issue of the Journal of Appalachian Health. This new journal focuses on rapid sharing of results and knowledge about health in Appalachia. It is open source/open access so unlike many scholarly publications it is easy to access. The articles are readable for a lay audience, with a peer-review process to ensure quality and rigor.  Check out the table of contents for relevant articles. Initially funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Check out the “Voices from the Hollow section” and share your thoughts! 

Fahe Community Lending is rolling out a referral program for Members ONLY. Details HERE

CHECK IT OUT:  Fahe’s Lending Directory

Katy Stigers’ Report on Issues Facing Rural Housing

Questions or to express interest in Fahe Strategic Programs?  Please email Matt Coburn

Harvard’s Joint Center on Housing Studies reports in The State of the Nation’s Housing 2019

The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2013–2017 American Community Survey, also known as “The Chartbook.” contains over 300,000 data points about Appalachia’s socioeconomic experience, and examines data change over recent years to show trends.

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