Kentucky Housing Corporation's Executive Director, Edwin King, sits down with Sam Glenn, who is an award-winning, motivational speaker, storyteller, author, and performance artist who will be our opening keynote speaker during our 2018 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference—The Power of Housing is Now—on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 21 and 22, in Lexington, Kentucky. As a speaker, Sam delivers topics on managing change, motivation, leadership, customer service, teamwork, workplace wellness, and attitude, among other topics that are highly motivational and very relevant in today’s world and changing markets.
Capacity building and innovation are necessary for nonprofits to not only effectively deliver their mission now, but to effectively continue doing so in the future. The social challenges we face are ever changing and funding opportunities are growing fewer and farther between. Nonprofits must strive to improve their offerings and test innovative solutions to meet the growing needs of their communities or risk being left behind. As a backbone institution, Fahe deploys transformative resources and expertise to the nonprofits that make up our Membership Network which spans across six states, including the Appalachian portion of Kentucky. By ensuring these organizations have access to the resources they need to thrive, we are also helping our communities thrive.
For a special Independence Day post, Edwin King sat down with Heather French Henry of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), and Ron Georgette of Operation Stand Down Kentucky (OSDKY), to talk about the issues that veterans face, especially concerning housings, and the services available to them.
In part one of two special Independence Day podcasts, Kentucky Housing Corporation's Executive Director, Edwin King, sits down with Heather French Henry, who currently serves as the deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), to talk about services available to veterans and addressing those who who find themselves homeless. As the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran from the United States Marine Corps, Heather was directly impacted by her father’s service and his difficult transition coming home. When Heather became Miss America, she traveled the country sharing her family’s story to advocate for greater partnerships between community-based organizations and government to help assist in homeless, housing, and healthcare needs facing our veterans and their families.
In part two of two special Independence Day podcasts, Kentucky Housing Corporation's Executive Director, Edwin King, sits down with Ron Georgette, who currently is the founder of Operation Stand Down Kentucky (OSDKY), to talk about services available to veterans and what OSDKY offers those vulnerable veterans (i.e. those struggling with mental health, drugs and alcohol; and/or who are physically incapacitated). OSDKY is a professional Veteran fiduciary/representative payee program that focuses on paying a veteran's debts and monthly fixed expenses. A veteran can either be appointed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or voluntarily admit themselves into the program as a willing participant to get their lives back on track.