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, etc.), searching for opportunities to serve and volunteer in Appalachia, or you want to support our work in East Kentucky, you’re right where you need to be.
We use the power of housing to transform lives and build a brighter future for our communities. 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.
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 serve & volunteer in Appalachia, or you want to support our work in East Kentucky, you’re right where you need to be.
We help low-income families in Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, and Perry counties in East Kentucky achieve their dreams of owning a new home. HDA houses are affordable, high quality, long-lasting, and energy efficient. We do not give away houses; 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’re looking to grow old comfortably and safely in your home or you’re simply wanting to make your home a better place to live, HDA is here to make the repairs you need at a cost that’s right for you!
HDA offers affordable rental homes for low-income families and Section 8 apartments for qualifying very-low and extremely-low income single applicants. Please be aware that we have a limited number of rental units and very low turnover. Contact us for more information on availability.
We offer various individual and group opportunities through our “Hammerin’ in the Hills” Volunteer Program. Local folks are invited to volunteer at worksites and in HDA’s annual fundraising events, and volunteers from all over the state and country are welcome to join us on projects throughout the year!
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!
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.