The Power of Housing
We believe every East Kentucky family deserves a home they can afford.
Who We Are
Transforming Lives
Affordable housing provides an opportunity for Appalachian Kentucky families to build financial stability.
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Building A Brighter Future for Our Families
Homeownership is not just a dream - we work with low-income families to build them the home they've imagined.
Making Mountain Homes Better
Our Home Repair Program improves existing homes at an affordable cost for each homeowner.
Home Repairs
Creating Stronger Communities
Our commitment to serve 1,000 families over the next 10 years will help build and shape communities all over East Kentucky.
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Let’s Get Started!

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 the work of HDA in East Kentucky, you’re right where you need to be. Pick your interest below to find all the information you’ll need!

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We use the power of housing to transform lives and build a brighter future for our communities. Our programs have helped more than 2,800 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
Total Families 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 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 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 review 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 and many other dreams!

Hope Building

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 second-chance 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

Hope Building Open House

Date TBD. Potentially a virtual event due to the pandemic.
Meet our trainees and trainers, tour a Hope Building-built house, and hear from some of our partners about the program's success and influence in the community!

Perry County Repair Affair!

Coming in late spring/early summer 2021, this classic HDA event will take on a slightly new look and feel as we make no-cost home repairs for 10 low-income families in a single day! All repairs are funded by local sponsors.

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