FAHE's ultimate goal is to reduce systemic poverty by improving housing conditions of low-income people living in Central Appalachia and bolstering the regionís economic potency. They provide a wide variety of business lines in pursuit of these goals, including:
- Mortgage lending: affordable and alternative lending for low and middle income families.
- Commercial lending to nonprofits: cash flow loans for a project, operating expenses or purchasing equipment.
- Consulting services: comprehensive planning and technical services for neighborhood revitalization, economic development, community projects and infrastructure projects.
- State and national advocacy on behalf of its Members
- Equity funds targeting Central Appalachia: financing affordable rental housing for low-income and special needs families.
As a membership-based organization, FAHE is committed to facilitating partnerships among organizations, corporations and individuals. Each of FAHEís Members has strengths that make them outstanding organizations. When FAHE started its Berea Performance Compacts, FAHE and its Members committed themselves to building on individual strengths to accomplish more together. The promise to work collaboratively has borne four initiatives: volunteer management, loan servicing, manufactured housing and multi-family development. Through these Compacts Members share core competencies to develop models that can be replicated, allowing other Members to focus on their strengths.