Housing Development Alliance makes impact with CMPHF

Serving some of the poorest counties in the state, the Housing Development Alliance of Hazard, Ky., is focused on getting and keeping residents in safe, affordable housing. A big part of this effort rests on the group’s home repair program.

“The housing stock in the region we serve is particularly poor. Without FHLB’S Carol M. Peterson Housing Fund, we just wouldn’t have the funds to address everything that needs to be done,” said Scott McReynolds, Executive Director at Housing Development Alliance.

The CMPHF helped Betty Lunce receive a new roof and front porch.

“There are no words I could use to express what the roof and porch mean to me. I count my blessings every day. I am 71 years old and all alone and I had no idea what I was going to do. I would cry myself asleep at night praying my house didn’t fall down around me.  My roof was so bad I had buckets and pans all over the house when it rained. I couldn’t even walk out on my porch for fear I would fall through.  I had to block it (the porch) off so no one would try to use it. There was only one exit out of the house in case of an emergency. Now I can sit on my porch and listen to the rain and be at peace. There really are no words to express my gratitude. I have been truly blessed. “

The Housing Development Alliance's CMPHF grant through First Federal Savings & Loan of Hazard also allows them to do more for the people they serve.

“Donna Combs had already been helped with a roof, electrical and window work. However, she had a bathroom that was about to collapse. With the help of the Carol M. Peterson Housing Fund, we were able to take care of that for her as well,” Mr. McReynolds said.