Presentations – Previous Events

Tues. 9/20 – Member Meeting & Townhall (video)

Dr. William H. Turner ~ Keynote Speaker (video)

Wednesday 9/21 – Panels

Concrete Solutions

Panel discussion to examine the primary drivers behind, and potential solutions to, the rising costs of housing and construction, particularly for underserved communities in Appalachia. Panelists included Kurt G. Usowski, Ph.D, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Scott McReynolds, Executive Director of Fahe Member Housing Development Alliance (KY); Lindy Turner, Executive Director of Fahe Member Clinch-Powell RC&D (TN); Duane Yoder, President of Fahe Member Garrett County Community Action Committee (MD); and Tom Carew, KY Rural Development Director for USDA. The panel was moderated by Fahe Board Chair and President of HomeSource east tennessee Jackie Mayo.

Resource documents:

Regional Workforce Panel

Panelists included Chris Martin, CEO of Fahe Member Knoxville Leadership Foundation; Justin Burch, National Director of Workforce Development at Rural LISC; and Ken Mall, Managing Director of Workforce Consulting at EDSI. The panel was moderated by Fahe Fellow and recently retired Pathfinder Services CEO John Niederman. Panelists discussed strategies for overcoming labor shortages and generational challenges, addressing skills gaps in certain industries, and creating pathways for re-entry into the workforce for workers displaced by health or legal obstacles.

Thursday 9/22 – Meet the Moment Panel

Thursday 9/22 – Breakout Sessions:

Communicate Your Impact (video)

HOME: Health Outcomes Meet Equity (Ballad Collaborative presentation)

  • Dr. Paula Masters, Ballad Health
  • Andy Kegley, HOPE, Inc.
  • Rebecca Dillow, Clinch-Powell RC&D

July 21, 2022 ~ CONCRETE SOLUTIONS FORUM (video)

June 23, 2022 ~ Nonprofits & Officials: Strengthening the Relationship (presentation)

From the 2021 Annual Meeting – President’s Report to the Members, Sept. 21, 2021

9/21/21 ~  Partnerships in Appalachian Prosperity with ARC Co-Chair Gayle Manchin

9/21/21 ~ Donna Callejon, Advance Our Mission: Ensure Others Understand the Value You Provide VIDEO

9/23/21 ~ Health and Housing Panel

Other Trainings/Events

6/30/2021 – Scattered Site Rental Portfolio Training with Bill Brett

If you have taken the NTI Course: AM230 Property Management for Scattered Site Rental Housing you may already know Bill! This will be a condensed session to cover issues specific to single-family, duplex/4-plex, small multi-family housing common to rural areas. We will also find out what is going to be available on Asset Management at the upcoming NeighborWorks America Virtual Training Institute in August.

5/27/2021 – Fahe Member Services – Training Series – IT/Internet Security with Clay Smith

The best thing that we can do to defend ourselves against online attacks is learn. Learn how to make good passwords, learn how to spot malicious emails, learn the different types of attacks that are out there and what we can do about them. Please join our monthly training in May to gain a resource to help inform your team about being safer online. Fahe’s VP of Servicing & Business Analysis, Clay Smith, will share some lessons learned and we’ll show you the training used with Fahe Staff.

2021 Spring Retreat Materials

Day 1 Presentations (April 21)

If you would like to view the 20 minute presentation and participate in Sarah’s AmeriCorps project, please view the video below and immediately fill out the accompanying survey HERE.

Your participation is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Day 2 Sessions (April 22)

  • Fahe Membership Meeting – view HERE
  • How We Apply What We’ve Learned in the Last Year – led by Jim – view HERE

3/18/2021CDFI Focus Group Presentation

Fahe Member Services – Training Series

2/18/2021 – Fahe Member Monthly Training: Jamie Puckett’s 502 Updates/Refresher Presentation

1/28/2021 – Fahe Member Monthly Training: Fahe Advocacy – Housing & Community Development State Finance Programs Presentation & Spreadsheet

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & 40th Anniversary Celebration

Member Day! Tuesday 9/22
Member Breakout Sessions

JustChoiceLendingPresentation: Product Catalog

Wednesday, 9/23

Luke Shaefer, Poverty Solutions Presentation & Source Materials

Thursdsay, 9/24

2020 Fahe Annual Awards!

  • Art Collings Award for AdvocacyHope Cupit
  • Fahe Voice of the Region Award – Mary Ellen Judah, Neighborhood Concepts
  • Fahe Award for Excellence ~ Innovation: Housing Development Alliance – Hope Building
  • Fahe Leadership Award – Wilma Kelley
  • Dwayne Yost Friend of Fahe Award – Dominican Sisters of Adrian Michigan

2020 Spring Retreat/Exec. Director Symposium


The First Decade…Fahe in the ’80’s

Video prepared for 2019 Annual Meeting/Rural Conference

35th Anniversary Historical Video

2019 Annual Meeting

Fahe Video


Presentations from the Rural Conference can be accessed HERE

Resources from Anne Hazlett, Senior Advisor for Rural Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy Executive Office of the President

Federal Rural Resources Guide:  A listing of Federal programs that can be used to address substance use disorder and opioid misuse in rural communities.  Designed to be a one-stop-shop for rural leaders looking for Federal funding and partnership opportunities.

Community Assessment Tool:  Provides a snapshot of user-friendly, county-by-county data about drug overdose deaths and socio-economic conditions in a county to help leaders build grassroots solutions for prevention, treatment and recovery.

USDA resources:

2019 Spring Retreat Group Notes

2018 Annual Meeting Presentations & Materials

Andrea Levere, President, Prosperity Now  

Building Financial Stability, Wealth and Prosperity in Our Communities

Financial Coaching Program Guide

Building a Culture of Leadership Continuity & Assessing the Resiliency of your Organization – Randy Brinson, Third Sector:

Leadership Continuity slides handout – Fahe Conference

Succession Planning Handout 1

Leadership Continuity Self-Assessment


Succession Editorial LB Journal

Chief Executive Succession Policy

St. Annes CEO Memo 2

St. Annes CEO Memo 1

Assessing Your Orgs Resilience – Updated with Fahe Session Ideas


Housing Counseling – David Gallian – HUD Office of Housing Counseling

Chris Flaig, CPA, Assurance Partner, Mountjoy Chilton Medley:

Not for Profit Accounting Changes & Liquidity

Availability of Resources Disclosures and other upcoming FASB rules 

Liquidity disclosure examples

Financial Empowerment Panel

Kate Davidoff – Prosperity Now, Housing and Financial Capacity

Katrin Sirje Kark, Senior Program OfficerRural LISC – Reinvesting in Rural America

Thomas, Dombrowski, Housing Outreach, Freddie Mac Credit Smart_Presentation

Mel Jones O’Brien, Research Scientist, Virginia Tech – Housing Needs Assessment

Dixie Bullock, Coach Team Manager, NextJob –NextJob Services Training

Funding Opportunities Panel

Curtis Stauffer – KHC – Funding Session Slides

Jeanie Barbrow, USDA-RD Virginia  USDA-RD Funding Opportunities

Mary Hernandez, FHLB-Cincinnati

August 2018 – NNA-Sourcing Alliance – Full Recorded Presentation (50 min) Presentation Slides only

Office Depot/OfficeMax master list, please click here: OD/OM Master List

Please complete the very short survey, less than 3 minutes to complete, it will help us to look for other opportunities that fit your organization’s needs.  Even if you did not attend the call, we would still appreciate your input. Please click here: 3 minute survey on presentation.  During the presentation there is a discussion of discount cards that you could share with staff, residents, clients, etc. for savings up to 30% at Office Depot/OfficeMax.  Please click here for an explanation and access to the card: Discount Store Purchasing Card

June 22nd HPN Select WebinarFahe Vendor Playbook (all programs) 06.2018

2018 Spring Retreat

Self-Sufficiency Slides  ~  Ratios for 2018 Spring Meeting

Unrelated Business Income

HPN Select: HPN Select Overview

Sherwin Williams: HPN Select Sherwin Williams Flooring v2    Sherwin paint and flooring joint collateral

Facility Maintenance: Maintenance USA 2 Pager Maintenance/Repair: HD Supply 2 pager Pest Control: Rentokil 2 pager

Staples Office Supplies: HPN program.v3    Elevator Maintenance:  Schindler 2 pager

2015 Annual Meeting

 Kingsport, TN2015 Annual Meeting Packet

Speaker Bios

Breakout Sessions:

National Policy Update: Fahe Policy Presentation September 2015 – Andrea Ponsor

2014 Annual MeetingCharleston, WV  Annual Mtg Packet Final


Jim’s opening speech:

Gayle Manchin:

David Zuckerman:

Hal Rogers Acceptance Speech:

8,000 units video:

Pom pom:

The Nott Brothers and Bob Reeder:

2013 Annual Meeting Blacksburg, VA    Agenda Final

More Than Housing

Money Follows the Person – J.Mayo

Teacher Village, Welch WV – V.Poynter

Patriot Place, Veterans – R.Patton

First Ward School Healthy Home, Seniors – K.Jacobson

Partnering with WVU – J.Martys

Measure Twice, Cut Once – Assessing Organizational Risk

Top Ten Indicators of Org. Risk – E.Haralson  The Small Task on the third slide?  I have five puzzles, 24 pieces each, in zip-lock bags.  Two pieces have been removed from each and distributed into two of the other bags, and one piece removed and placed in a bag held by an assistant who will have a sign around their neck saying “Outside Resources.”  Each of the five tables is given the instructions to assemble one of the puzzles.  As they begin, the “Outside Resources” person places the sign around their neck and wanders around, checking in with each table, mainly being obvious.  After about 5 minutes, one table will realize they do not have all the correct pieces and will have to work out a trade with another table, or two.  They will at last notice the “outside resources” and get the last piece.  What is the take-away?  They have just demonstrated a FAHE.  They have to work with the other members, and sometimes get outside resources from FAHE.

Mortgage Lending Compliance Issues

Flanagan Ability to Repay and Originator Compensation Presentation

Flanagan Mortgage Servicing and ECOA Appaisal Rules Presentation

Higher Prices and High Cost Mortgages

Building Funder Relationships

Building Funder Relationships – M.Crawford

Making Energy Star Green Built Homes Count – How to Get the Appraisal You Need

Energy Presentation – L.Disney

Making Energy Star, Green Built Homes Count – J.Trent