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Every journey has a beginning, and this is your first step!

Whether you’re looking for housing help (you want to own a home, need home repairs, looking for a place to live that has an affordable rent, etc.), need help rebuilding after the 2022 flood disaster, searching for opportunities to volunteer in Appalachia, or you want to support our work in Appalachian East Kentucky, you’re right where you need to be. Based on your need or interest, please make a selection below.

Get Housing Help

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Support HDA

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) affordable housing developer located in Eastern Kentucky. Our mission is to use the power of housing to transform lives and build a brighter future for our community. Our programs have helped more than 2,900 low-income people in rural southeastern Kentucky become new homeowners, make home-improving repairs, and break free of debt. 

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Our Programs & Services

How We Can Help You

We help low-income families in Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, and Perry counties in Eastern Kentucky achieve their dreams of owning a new home. HDA-built homes are affordable, high quality, long-lasting, and energy efficient. We do not give away houses, and it’s rare that we sell an already-built home. Rather, families must first qualify for our program, and then, we work with them through Housing Counseling to prepare them for homeownership.

Inside or outside, our carpenters can make the improvements your home needs. Whether you need two or more major repairs, critical repairs (like a new roof, new flooring, new HVAC, etc.), or accessibility repairs (wheelchair ramps, bathroom replacement, etc.), HDA is here to make the repairs qualifying homeowners need at a price they can afford! Let’s make your home stand the test of time.

HDA offers affordable rental homes for low-income families and 1-BR and 2-BR apartments for qualifying very low and low-income applicants. We also have Single Occupancy Apartments for single homeless individuals. Please be aware that we have a limited number of rental units and very low turnover. Contact us for more information on availability and/or for a Waiting List application.

We offer group volunteering opportunities to folks from all over the country throughout the year. We welcome College Mission Trips/Alternative Breaks, Church Groups, Youth Groups, Corporate Retreats, Senior Adult Volunteer Groups, etc. We also have a Local Volunteer Program for groups from churches, schools, and businesses in the counties we serve to help out at our Volunteer Events.

A low-cost home energy assessment can find leaks and other problems that cause your home to use more energy, making your heating and cooling costs much higher than they should be. This service is available to everyone regardless of income!

Often simply called “Redbud,” our Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) uses a combination of fair loans and individualized financial education to help you build a pathway to homeownership, break free of debt, and many other dreams!

Hope Building
Construction Training Program

Our groundbreaking program provides paid, on-the-job training in home construction for men & women in substance use recovery. Trained by our experienced staff carpenters, our trainees not only learn the construction trade, but they also earn college certificates, improve their resumes, and build affordable homes for the workforce of Appalachian Eastern Kentucky.

Since the program's start in 2019, in partnership with local substance use recovery programs, an impressive 71% of our trainees have gone on to complete college programs and/or have secured what most substance use therapists say is the key to helping someone stay in recovery: a job!

Upcoming Events

Volunteer & Fundraising Activities

We’re currently creating our events schedule. Check back soon for announcements!

Housing Crisis in Eastern Kentucky

Families in Eastern Kentucky need your help. Even before the flood, over 28,000 people in the mountains of Appalachian East Kentucky were in need of a better place to live. That number included 7,000 children. The 2022 flood disaster only made this housing crisis worse, and now, we need to replace over 500 homes that were lost and repair or rebuild new homes for the thousands of people who were left with majorly damaged homes. If you are able to commit your time or support to Eastern Kentucky’s low-income families & flood survivors by helping provide a home they can afford, please reach out to us and make an impact on the future of our region in-person! 

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