Membership Messages

West Virginia and Maryland Member Update September 27, 2019

Fahe Annual Meeting & Rural Initiatives Conference – resources including presentations and materials presented are being added to the website as received, check it out HERE

WVHDF REO Properties Available to Nonprofits: (check email from Vonda dated 8/14)

WVHDF is offering non-profit partners an opportunity to express interest in purchasing certain lots available for sale at a nominal, agreed upon price, provided the organization can utilize the property for the development of safe, decent, and affordable housing units in West Virginia.  

The lots are listed below. In many cases, the original homes have been removed from the premises.  Should your organization be interested in purchasing any of the lots and meets the non-profit status, please submit an offer to on or prior to Monday, September 30th.

Address County
29 Birch Lane, Wheeling Ohio
2956 5th Ave, Huntington Cabell
318 Loeb Street, Weirton Hancock
103 Oakley Ave. Nitro Kanawha
5344 Main Street, Charleston Kanawha
41 Garrison Ave., Charleston Kanawha
637 Dingess Street, Logan Logan
1311 Andersen Ct, Fairmont Marion
307 Henderson Street, Henderson Mason
Lot 187 Block D, Jenkinjones McDowell
Box 392, Iaeger McDowell
4718 Piedmont Road, Huntington Wayne
1780 S Pine Street, Wayne Wayne
603 Reed Street, Parkersburg Wood

If there is a need for financing the purchase of property, Fahe’s Community Loan Services could be of assistance – contact Dwain Neeley at or 859-986-2321 x6257.


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


Office of National Drug Control Policy – Per Anne Hazlett – they send out news about funding announcements every few weeks– if anyone wants to be added to that list, please email Betty-Ann Bryce


Friday, Nov. 1st – (NEW DATE) 11am-3pm – WV Caucus Meeting –

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


2019 Building HOME Webinar Series V 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 Thursdays to review homework and answer questions related to that week’s materials. For example, Office Hours will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT on October 3, 2019 following the October 2, 2019 webinar. You must have a HUD Exchange account to register. Follow these instructions for registering.

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.

Finance + Arts Webinar SeriesSession One: Finance and the Arts, Tourism & Agribusiness
Session 2 – Sept. 4, Session 3: October 9

JOB POSTINGS  – New posting for President/CEO – Highlands Housing, London, KY ~ Fahe, Member and Partner job postings HERE  Jobs available: MACED, ReFrame Job Board HERE


HPN Select (FREE Membership) and The Home Depot Pro™ have teamed up to provide you with a catalog of valuable products needed as your units turn over. Click HERE to find 19 products and our special deals. This offer is only good until October 31, 2019. 

From Katy Stigers: Fahe is represented in the current issue of the Journal of Appalachian Health. This new journal focuses on rapid sharing of results and knowledge about health in Appalachia. It is open source/open access so unlike many scholarly publications it is easy to access. The articles are readable for a lay audience, with a peer-review process to ensure quality and rigor.  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

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