Membership Messages

West Virginia and Maryland 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
  • Partner Updates
  • Upcoming Events
  • 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 

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!!


Tues., April 23, 1:00 pm ET – NWA 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.

Thur. April 25 – WVHDF’s 2019 Green Building Training for Residential Housing.  At the Fund’s office in Charleston, WV.  Please use the Registration Form which is a fillable PDF  for each attendee. The registration fee is $100 per person.  Payment may be made in the form of cash, check, or money order, and is due with your registration form.  (No credit or debit cards.)

Fri., April 26 WVHDF 2019 Fair Housing and Americans with Disabilities Training. At the Fund’s office in Charleston, WV. Registration fee – $50 per person.  Payment may be made in the form of cash, check, or money order, and is due with your registration form.  (No credit or debit cards.) Fillable Registration Form

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 before the end of April!)

USDA LINC’s Training and Resource Library



Housing Program information HERE

Public Hearings for the FY 2019 Annual Action Plan:

Thur., April 25,  2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ~ Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority Main Office, 103 12th Street, Multi-Purpose Room, Fairmont, WV 26554

If you’re unable to attend a Public Hearing and desire to submit a written comment, please email written comments concerning HOME and HTF to:

WV Community Development HUB –  New! Community Development Policy Program page

2019 Legislative Bill Tracker   Legislative Activity Calendar

Do you have a vacant school in your community? Let the APC know about it! The Abandoned Properties Coalition (APC) is asking West Virginians to fill out a 5-minute survey to help find out.

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.


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

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

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

Sept. 18-20WV Housing Conference – Charleston

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

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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If you have any items you would like to share with the Membership such as job postings, events or news email them to Jackie

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