Hope Rises: David Partin’s Story

Hope Rises: David’s Story Hope Building is HDA’s paid, on-the-job training program for men and women in recovery. David’s story provides an intimate view of the trainee experience. After completing his training, David went on to secure full-time employment in Knott County. After successfully completing the first phase of his recovery program at Hickory Hill […]

HDA’s McReynolds Named Health Champion

HDA’s McReynolds Recognized as Health Champion Organization Receives Grant Award With Prize McReynolds holds the Health Champions trophy. HAZARD, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Scott McReynolds, the Executive Director of the Housing Development Alliance (HDA), was honored Wed., Oct. 28 at the inaugural Community Health Champions Awards, hosted by WellCare Health Plans of Kentucky. This […]

HDA Ready to Build Homes at Allais

HDA Ready to Build Homes at Allais New Subdivision Named After Writer Gurney Norman HAZARD, Ky. – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and 2020 draws to a close, the importance of home is still on the minds of people across the region and the nation. In Hazard, the Housing Development Alliance (HDA), a nonprofit […]

The Power of Housing: The Baker Family

The Power of Housing: The Baker Family The Bakers on the front porch of their new home Low-income families, like the Bakers, have been hardest hit by many of the challenges we’re facing now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These families are the ones most likely to lose their jobs and possibly even their homes. […]

A Home Of Their Own: The Spencers

A Home of Their Own: The Spencers “Jack’s mother used to have a home over there. I used to love the view, sitting on her porch. It was just beautiful.” – Sherry Spencer For the last 14 years, Jack and Sherry Spencer lived in a home given to them by family members. A modest home, […]

HDA Awarded Major Funding for New Projects

HDA Awarded Major Funding for New Projects HAZARD, Ky. (July 8, 2019) — It’s an investment that will help shape the economic landscape of rural southeastern Kentucky for years to come. The Housing Development Alliance (HDA), a nonprofit affordable housing provider based in Hazard, has been awarded major funding for key, community-building projects that will […]

HDA Volunteers Brave the Heat in Annual Repair Affair

HDA Volunteers Brave the Heat in Annual Repair Affair HAZARD, Ky. — Despite the sweltering heat, volunteers from all over Perry County turned out to give a hand up to their friends and neighbors. The Repair Affair, an annual event held by the Housing Development Alliance (HDA), a nonprofit housing provider, brings together volunteer groups […]

Boulder Rock Run to Benefit Local Nonprofits

Boulder Rock Run to Benefit Local Nonprofits HAZARD, Ky. — With its web of trails, the Perry County Trail System is the perfect scene for a pre-Halloween race through the woods. Dubbed “a trail run for charity,” the 2nd annual Boulder Rock Run is set for Sat., Oct. 26. The event promises to test, but […]

Hope Building Completes First Home

Hope Building Completes First Home If home is the place where everything begins, then the new home built by Hope Building is an incredible place to start. Building this home has rebuilt lives, and the house itself promises to be a place where a family’s future can grow and flourish. Created by the Housing Development […]

HDA Offers Emergency Home Repairs

HDA Offers Emergency Home Repairs from Spring 2020 A destructive windstorm recently ripped through Eastern Kentucky, leaving damaged homes and reeling residents in its wake.With people being asked to stay “healthy at home,” some mountain families are finding that difficult, especially when their homes are in significant need of repairs. “I had a tree go […]