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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 rent, etc.), searching for opportunities to volunteer in Appalachia, or you want to support our work in East Kentucky, you’re right where you need to be.

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We 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. 

Our Impact

Homes Built
Local Jobs Created
Repairs Made
$ 0 M
Invested Locally
Rentals Produced
People Served

Our Programs & Services

How We Can Help You

We help low-income families in Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, and Perry counties in East 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, 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!

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 in our Spring and Summer Volunteer Program. We welcome College Mission Trips, Church Youth Groups, Corporate Retreats, Senior/Older 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 Program

Building Homes. Building Lives.

This new, groundbreaking program provides the one thing most recovery programs say is key to keeping men and women in recovery: a job. As a transformational employer, we've partnered - and will continue to forge new partnerships - with local substance use recovery programs to provide paid, on-the-job training in home construction to men and women in recovery! In addition to building homes for East Kentucky's middle-income families, our trainees build solid resumés that lead to more significant employment opportunities in communities throughout our region.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer & Fundraising Activities

Spring & Summer 2022: Sign Up to Volunteer with HDA!

We are currently scheduling volunteer groups to help out with new home construction and home repair projects in 2022! We still have some spots available, but these fill up fast - be sure to contact us ASAP. We'd love to have you here for a fun and meaningful experience helping East Kentucky families in need of housing.

Paid Summer Internship

REACH Summer Internship: Apply Now - Only 4 Positions Available!

If you're at least 18 years old (and you must be 18 by June 6, 2022) and graduated high school in Breathitt, Knott, Leslie or Perry County, you can intern with us for 8 weeks this summer and gain real-world experience in the construction trade. Plus, you'll make $10/hour + benefits by interning 40 hours/4-day work week! Apply by April 30, 2022.

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