Membership Messages

Tennessee and Alabama Member Update March 28, 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.

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

SAVE THE DATE! Annual Meeting & Rural Housing Summit – Sept. 9-13 ~ Hilton Knoxville

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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 – 3/28 12:30-2pm

Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. Funds for construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas. Deadline: 9/30/2019

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: 4/11 10am, 5/7 2pm, 6/4 10am


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

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



Program Reports, Maps & Data HERE , Public Notice and Comment

AHFA NEWS/UPDATES Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube

Housing Trust Fund Applications Accepted on an Ongoing Basis   Sign up to receive newsletters HERE

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…


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

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: The 2019 edition of the “Guide to HMDA Reporting: Getting It Right!” is now available at


April  18-19 – HAC’s Housing & Services for Rural Veterans – Symposium (for thosewithin the Delta Regional Authority area.) Registration is FREE – space is limited.

April 24-25 – Fahe ED’s Spring RetreatBoone Tavern Conference Center, Berea

Sept. 10-13, 2019 – Annual Meeting & Rural Housing Summit ~ Hilton Knoxville

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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