Membership Messages

West Virginia And Maryland Member Update July 5, 2019

Registration Opening Next Week! – Fahe Annual Meeting & Rural Initiatives Member Conference (free with Annual Mtg. registration) – Sept. 9-12 ~ Hilton Knoxville

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


From ARC – ARC is currently seeking proposals to conduct research and provide guidance regarding public transportation in the Appalachian Region. This project will help ARC better understand the extent to which existing public transportation services are adequately creating or enhancing access in the Region, particularly in rural areas. Read the Request for Proposals, due on or before COB July 12.

The U.S. Department of Labor is making $29 million available via the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) initiative to implement innovative approaches to provide enhanced training and support for dislocated workers. Applications are due July 15, 2019 and must be received no later than 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

HAC has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts to administer the Citizens Institute on Rural Design (CIRD). ) Request for Applications is live! It is now posted on the HAC website and will be open until July 22nd

$85 Million Available for Pre-Apprenticeship Programs for Young People (YouthBuild) – if you are interested in applying, especially if this is your first time, we have an offer of help to coach and review your application, please email Jackie or Vonda. Applications are due August 6, 2019 4 p.m. ET

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


Mon., July 2211am-Noon Member Connection Call712-770-4886 Access Code: 429695#

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


HUD Webinars:

Mon. July 8, 2019 – 1:30 PM EDT – Cross-System Partnerships to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness. Registration is not required. Simply join the webinaron July 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM EDT.

For questions, please contact Jenn Yang

Tues. July 9 from 2:30 to 4 p.m – interactive, kick-off Webinar on overview of the HUD FY2019 Lead Hazard Reduction (LHR) NOFA and general information on the application process. click hereto register.

Tues. July 30 10-10:30 am – Fahe’s Insurance Broker, Scott Insurance is offering a FREE Webinar: Navigating the Changing Insurance Market focused on unique insurance considerations for Affordable Housing organizations.

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.

August 6-8 HAC Section 502 packaging training.For experienced participants to assist potential borrowers and work with RD staff, other nonprofits and regional intermediaries to deliver successful Section 502 loan packages. East Lansing, MI. For more information, contact HAC staff, 404-892-4824.

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

JOB POSTINGS  – Fahe, Member and Partner job postings HERE  Jobs available: MACED, ReFrame Job Board HERE.


This is YOUR Caucus Newsletter – if you have items you’d like to share, Email Jackie

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 Tyler Johnson.

Resources from Previous Webinars/Spring/Annual Meetings can be found HERE.

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,

HUDOn June 28, 2019, HUD updated the CPD Income Eligibility Calculator with the Fiscal Year 2019 Income Limits.

WV Community Development HUB –  #NewStoryWV – Telling a New Story about WV starting today – Read about it HERE