Membership Messages

Virginia Member Update April 11, 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 to reserve your room

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

  • Funding Opportunities
  • Training Information
  • Partner Updates
  • Upcoming Events
  • Network Job Postings
  • Of Interest!


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 

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

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!!

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


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

April 25 3:30-5:00 PM EDT – Webinar: Behavioral Health-focused Outreach and Engagement The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) is hosting a three-part Spotlight Series, Taking Behavioral Health Care to the Streets. This series will discuss how to provide behavioral health care in unsheltered environments. Register Today

May 1-22 ~ 2019 Building HOME Webinar Series III is open for registration. Register today!

 Each series will include 4 weekly 2-hour sessions on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM EDT followed with a 1-hour Office Hour session on Thursday to review homework and answer questions.

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


VHDA:  Funding Announcement: Capacity Building Grant Tier 2 NOFO – Application closes 6/21

VHDA’s Closing Cost Assistance Grant programVeterans and Rural homebuyers

FY 2018 Annual Report Upcoming Classes & Events HERE  Sign up for VHDA’s Newlsetter

Virginia Housing Alliance: VHA Now Accepting New Members to Major Events Planning Committees!  Please contact Alison Crehore at if interested.

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


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

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: 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.


April 24-25 – Fahe ED’s Spring RetreatBoone Tavern Conference Center, Berea, KY Register HERE  CALL 1-800-366-9358 to reserve a hotel room

Sept. 9-13, 2019 – Annual Meeting & Rural Housing Summit ~ Hilton Knoxville

JOB POSTINGS 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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