A Family Foundation: The Bryants

March 27th, 2015

Every family deserves a fair start. Unfortunately, that is not always the case in our area of Appalachia. Many families start their lives in unsustainable conditions, which leads to a seemingly never ending cycle of struggle.

Bryants

The reduction in rental costs and the massive improvement in energy sustainability are near the top of their list, though. With plenty of room to grow, the Bryants are looking forward to many happy years together.

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Appalachian Energy Efficiency Conference in Berea

March 20th, 2015

The Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (Fahe) recently hosted a conference dealing with energy efficiency in home construction, entitled: Trials and Tribulations of Energy Efficient Residential Construction. Fahe described the event as a place to “provide the professionals in the industry the opportunity to speak openly about their encounters in planning, design and construction and to be given the platform to learn from peers and to improve energy performance.”

Energy Efficiency - FAHE

We’re all in this together, so the exchange of ideas and best practices is pivotal to our combined success. With this interest in mind, our construction and design team attended and our own Josh Trent presented his findings throughout the years. The Frontier team shared alongside other nonprofit residential builders the mistakes they’ve made in the past and how they’ve corrected them, and the pitfalls they’ve encountered along the way with the solutions they’ve developed.

Other attendees included many Fahe members, and there were other experienced professionals presenting, such as Collin Arnold from Community Housing Partners; Greg Miller, from People’s Self-Help Housing; Tom Manning, from Beavin; and Darrell Kinnett from KY Highlands Investment Corporation / Southern Tier Housing

See Frontier Housing’s Innovative Voices Newsletter

March 17th, 2015

See Frontier Housing’s Innovative Voices Newsletter http://conta.cc/1wVpcLG

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Thanks to AmeriCorps‬ ‪‎VISTA‬ members

March 12th, 2015

Frontier has benefited tremendously from the dedication and passion that our ‪‎AmeriCorps‬ ‪‎VISTA‬ members have brought us over the years, and we wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all of them!

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Frontier Housing at NeighborWorks America Training

March 6th, 2015

Tyler Mullins, one of our BuildCorps service members, along with two other staff members, attended NeighborWorks America’s National Training Institute in Los Angeles last week. Here he is learning about communicating our message more effectively.

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