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.
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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.
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
USDA-RD will begin accepting the first round of applications for the Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program) on April 23, 2019, through reconnect.usda.gov.
- 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 https://www.usda.gov/reconnect/contact-us
April 17 – May 14 – NWA 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
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 late spring)
Housing Program information HERE
Public Hearings for the FY 2019 Annual Action Plan:
Wed. April 10, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ~ WV Housing Development Fund, First Floor Training Room, 5710 MacCorkle Ave. S.E., Charleston, WV 25304
Tue., April 16, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ~ WVU Tech, Robert C. Byrd Learning Bldg, 3rd Floor, Rm 322, Beckley, WV 25801
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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.
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
Sept. 9-13 – Annual Meeting & Rural Housing Summit ~ Hilton Knoxville
Sept. 18-20 – WV Housing Conference – Charleston
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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