On June 28th, Clinch-Powell’s executive director, Lindy Turner, represented both Clinch-Powell and the Fahe Board of Directors at the Making Housing Work for Working Families event in Crossville, TN. Stace Karge attended the Crossville event as well while Rebecca Dillow and Suzie Eribarne attended a similar event in Jefferson City, TN. A third event was held on the same day in Knoxville, TN.
The purpose of the three Making Housing work for Working Families events?
To demonstrate our Strength in Numbers and inform the community, community leaders and folks with a listening ear, that a coalition of Fahe members, TAHRA members and NeighborWorks members, has been advocating hard over the last 18 months requesting funding for housing for hard working Tennessee families that deserve to live the American Dream of homeownership.
The outcome of our hard work?
On July 13th, the FSAG (Fiscal Stimulus Accountability Group) met for their final decision- making meeting and the Coalition was approved to receive $10 million dollars in funding specifically for housing for working families. Fahe will administer the funds and Coalition members, like Clinch-Powell, will apply for funding to develop housing for working families in our service area. This is a huge win for non-profit housing developers like Clinch-Powell and we are proud to continue to advocate for the hard-working families that are oftentimes overlooked!