Membership Messages

KY Member Update April, 18 2019

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

CALL 1-800-366-9358 ASAP to reserve a room!

SAVE THE DATE! Annual Meeting & Rural Housing Summit – Sept. 9-12 ~ Hilton Knoxville

  • 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

HUD   – Round 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 

202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Grant Program – Application Deadline Aug. 28

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

FHLB Atlanta: 2019 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Competitive application will open on June 3. Up to $500,000 per project. Info HERE  Webinars: 5/7 2pm, 6/4 10am


Tuesday, April 23, 1:00 pm ETNWA Interactive Webinar: Avoiding Foreclosure  (HO006WT) faculty-led webinar training to help refresh your knowledge and skills in avoiding foreclosure. 90 Minutes – 1.5 hrs. Continuing Ed. $79 registration fee, log into your NTI Profile to register.

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 before the end of April!)

USDA LINC’s Training and Resource Library


Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC)

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.

Project Set-Up Training: Single-Family Homebuyer Development and AHTF Home Repair. Attendees should bring a laptop to access the set up during the training, but hard copies will be available for those who don’t.  All training will be from 1-4:30 p.m. SF Homebuyer Dev.set ups from 1-3 p.m.; AHTF Home Repair set ups from 3-4:30 p.m. The training dates are as follows:

Tuesday, May 14: Elizabethtown Visitors Center, 1030 North Mulberry St., Elizabethtown

Reserve your spot by emailing Mary Shearer

Monday, May 20: Fahe Offices, 319 Oak St., Berea. Reserve your spot by emailing Jackie Weiss  

Tuesday, May 21: KHC Offices, 1231 Louisville Rd, Frankfort, West Annex Conference Room 1

Reserve your spot by emailing Laticia Callis

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

ARCAppalachia Leadership Institutea new leadership and economic development training opportunity for community leaders who currently live and/or work in Appalachia. It’s an extensive nine-month program running from October–July and includes skill-building seminars, best practice reviews, and field visits during six separate sessions across the Region to be followed by a capstone graduation event held in Washington, D.C. Applications are due June 1, 2019

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

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: 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.

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!

Mon. May 20 – 11am – Member Connection Call NEW PHONE# 712-770-4886 same access code as before: 429695#

Sept. 9 -12Annual 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


KY Population Infogram – is your county growing or shrinking?? This graphic is based on U.S. Census Bureau Estimates

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

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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