Membership Messages

Virginia Member Update August 15, 2019

IMPORTANT Reminders!

Fahe Membership Renewals were due July 15

Fahe Annual Meeting & Rural Initiatives Conference – Sept. 9-12 ~ Hilton Knoxville – Register NOW to ensure your spot at the Rural Conference (free with Annual Mtg. registration) Information HERE

The Room Block is nearly sold out so if you haven’t yet booked your room, do it today!

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

The HUD-VASH program combines HUD Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by local VA Medical Centers (VAMCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), or other entities as designated by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA medical facility refers all eligible HUD-VASH families to the partnering Public Housing Agency (PHA). Registrations of Interest must be submitted electronically to VASH_ROI@hud.gov no later than midnight in the time zone of the PHA on August 19, 2019. See Section 7 of the notice for all Registration of Interest Requirements.

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.

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

Help Community Heroes Purchase a Home – New Program! Community Heroes, VHDA in partnership with FHLB-Atlanta helps law enforcement officers, public school educators, firefighters, and other first responders purchase a home.  It’s an opportunity to access $1 million in grant funds for eligible homebuyers. Learn more.

UPCOMING Fahe EVENTS (No Member Connection call in August)

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

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Finance + Arts Webinar SeriesSession One: Finance and the Arts, Tourism & Agribusiness
Session 1: August 14 – 11:30 am – 12:45 pm, Session 2 – Sept. 4, Session 3: October 9

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.

Aug 19-23 NeighborWorks America NTI –New Orleans, LA   

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.

JOB POSTINGS  – Fahe, Member and Partner job postings HERE 

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

OF INTEREST?

From Katy Stigers: Fahe is represented in the current issue of the Journal of Appalachian Health. It is open source/open access so unlike many scholarly publications it is easy to access. 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

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

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

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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