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 […]

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 […]

A Life Reclaimed: Dorsie’s Story

A Life Reclaimed: Dorsie’s Story Meet Dorsie Caudill. Dorsie is a widowed wife, living alone and on a small fixed income in the home her husband built more than 36 years ago. Diagnosed with a bone disease, Dorsie was often confined to the 2nd floor of her home, since the main living quarters are separated […]

Healing Home and Repairing Lives: Novalene’s Story

Healing Home and Repairing Lives: Novalene’s Story Novalene with her grandson, after enjoying a piece of chocolate cake. Novalene is the grandmother of nine grandchildren, whom she looks after on a regular basis. Did you know that 1 in 4 houses in East Kentucky are valued at less than $50,000? The majority of these homes […]

Giving Back To Those Who Have Served: The Spicers

Giving Back to Those Who Have Served: The Spicers Tony & Kerri Spicer From the moment he left high school, Tony Spicer served his community. First, as a Marine, successfully navigating the rigors of Parris Island, one of the most difficult, demanding, and well-known boot camps in the world. Then, after completing service in the […]

The Home That Built Me: Joy’s Story

The Home That Built Me: Joy’s Story When you’re six years old, everything in the world seems big. But for six-year-old Joy Sebastian, even she knew that the apartment she shared with her parents and brother in Hazard’s projects was small. Too small, in fact, for a whole family. “It was so small that we […]