What is Fahe?
The goal of Fahe is to provide affordable quality housing to those in need. We started out doing this in Appalachia, but over time, our dream and reach has grown.
We are a non-profit. Many folks think of a non-profit organization as a charity. The service we provide is not a handout, but a helping hand that allows families in need a chance to obtain home ownership. We offer this assistance in many ways, including providing affordable, low-interest loans. These loans allow families to experience vast improvements in life such as heat in the winter, running water, and access to proper sanitation, which are not easy to come by in many rural Appalachian communities. Fahe does not do this alone. Our major strength is that we partner with 46 (and growing) non-profits across several states to form a powerful network that brings about real change.
Providing families in Appalachia with affordable, energy efficient housing is important because good housing stock is the anchor point for a strong community. There is a saying in our line of work that “Homes are where jobs go to sleep at night.” If these homes aren’t affordable or lack proper access to facilities such as complete plumbing, it is easy to see how this can damage the community as a whole by forcing families to either spend their time worrying about their housing situation, or looking for residence elsewhere. We help families get into affordable, energy efficient homes so they can work on building a good life for themselves, their families and their communities.
To learn more about Fahe, visit the following pages of our site. We are a multi-faceted company and each area will help to better paint the big picture.