How We Use Your Gift
Donations to the Housing Development Alliance are used to build new homes and make much needed home repairs for low-income East Kentuckians in need of affordable housing.
Unlike other charities where you often must wait years to see the impact of your gift, at HDA, we’re not just idealists and dreamers – we’re builders and doers. The impact of your gift is immediately seen and felt! With the help of our donors, funders, and supporters, we build, on average, 17 to 20 new homes each year and repair 50 to 65 homes every year. Over the last 29 years, we’ve built 330 homes and completed 900 home repairs in the four Appalachian counties we serve.
Since 1993, we’ve served over 2,900 people, and in the next 10 years, we will serve our next 1,000 families.
It is essential that we continue to have the support of our most loyal friends, as well as the added support of many new donors, funders, and supporters so that we may continue to offer affordable housing to the families of Appalachian East Kentucky.
Your Gifts Support:
- New Home Construction for Low-Income Individuals & Families
- Home Rehabilitation and Repair Projects for Low-Income Homeowners
- Development of New Affordable Rental Units
- The Hope Building Training Program
- Middle-Income Housing
- Purchase of Construction Materials, Tools & Equipment
- Community Redevelopment Projects
- Special Repair and Build Events to Help Low-Income Families
- HDA’s Volunteer Program
- Our Greatest Needs
HDA is one of the few agencies developing and providing affordable housing in East Kentucky. We’re also the only Energy Star builder in our service area, which means we’re the only builder of energy efficient homes that are in such great need in our region today. The average electric bill for an East Kentucky family is $151 a month (often even more). In an HDA house, East Kentucky families typically pay only $60 to $80 a month!
In one of the poorest regions in America, your support has helped us use the power of housing to transform lives and build a brighter future for our community. Your gifts have not only built and repaired homes, but they’ve also built and repaired lives. And we don’t think it’s a stretch to say that they’ve also helped build and repair the area we serve. Here’s why we say that:
HDA's work in our community has:
All of this has been accomplished in four East Kentucky counties deemed “persistent poverty counties” by the USDA. We are proud to have a role in the economic development of our region, in providing better, more hopeful futures for Appalachian East Kentucky families and children, and in improving how people experience life here in East Kentucky. Your donation will help us continue this work.
We're happy to answer any questions you may have!
Mindy Miller, Director of Development & Communications