The Road to Better

The Road to Better How Korrie’s Journey in Recovery Led to Gurney’s Bend After years battling addiction, Korrie got clean and gained a whole new mindset. Determined to have a better life, she and her partner, John, who is also in recovery, set out to achieve another dream: owning their own home. “It still doesn’t […]

A Home For Us

A Home For Us Single Dad Richard Becomes Homeowner When his marriage ended, Richard was left picking up the pieces and trying to figure out how best to support his son and daughter. Wanting to give them stability and a better place to live, he reached out to the Housing Development Alliance. Richard, a social […]

HDA Accepting Applications for Internship

HDA Accepting Applications for Internship Paid summer internship open to local high school graduates HAZARD, Ky. (April 19, 2022) – An enriching summer work opportunity is available for local youth. Local high school graduates, who are at least 18 years old and will graduate from a high school in Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, or Perry Counties […]

Redbud Reaches $1 Million in Affordable Loans

Redbud Reaches $1 Million in Affordable Loans HDA’s CDFI reaches milestone in combating predatory lending Above: Redbud Loan Officer Gary Brewer advises a client on loan and credit options. To date, Redbud has helped over 250 East Kentuckians become more financially secure. Hazard, KY (March 8, 2022) – As one of only four Community Development […]

Lots Still Available in Gurney’s Bend

Gurney's Bend

Lots Still Available in Gurney’s Bend Alliance accepting applications for Homeownership Program * Photo and video courtesy of Jones Aerial Solutions HAZARD, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2022) – Gurney’s Bend, a new subdivision in the Allais section of Hazard, will be completed this year. With two empty lots still available, the Housing Development Alliance (HDA) is […]

Annual Report 2021

FY 2021 Annual Report ChangeBuilders: Facing the Future Together FY 2021 was one of great challenges: how to meet the affordable housing needs of our community despite the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and an exponential rise in the price of lumber. The Housing Development Alliance met those challenges by holding fast to its commitment to […]

HDA’s Chris Doll Crowned Community Health Champion

Assistant Director Chris Doll Crowned Community Health Champion Doll Named WellCare of Kentucky’s Region 8 Hero, Wins $3,000 Grant for HDA *All photos courtesy of WellCare of Kentucky HAZARD, Ky. – Chris Doll, the Assistant Director of the Housing Development Alliance (HDA), was honored Wed., Oct. 20 at the 2nd annual Community Health Champions Celebration, hosted […]

One Last Second Chance: Terrell’s Story

One Last Second Chance: Terrell’s Story How HDA’s Hope Building Builds Homes and Lives Photos by Shawn Poynter/Poynter Photo Co. After 15 years struggling with addiction, Terrell knew no one was coming to save him this time. If he was ever going to get home to his two little boys and be the father he […]

AEP Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to HDA

AEP Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to HDA Gift will help build homes for very low-income families HAZARD, Ky. (July 28, 2021) – Eight homes for very low-income families will be built over the next year in southeastern Kentucky thanks to the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation. Housing Development Alliance, Inc. (HDA), a nonprofit affordable housing […]

Annual Report 2020

A Deeper Commitment: Serving 1,000 East Kentucky Families in Just 10 Years! Annual Report FY2020 July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 Our mission is to use the power of housing to transform lives and build a brighter future for our communities. On The Level with Executive Director Scott McReynolds Friends, Fiscal year 2020 was […]