Who Is HOMES, Inc.?

Housing Oriented Ministries Established for Service, Inc. (HOMES, Inc.) is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) located in Whitesburg, Kentucky with an outpost in neighboring Neon, Kentucky. We are located in the southeast corner of Kentucky, bordering Virginia and Tennessee, nestled in the heart of the Appalachian mountains.


HOMES, Inc. has been in existence since 1984 as the Whitesburg Home Repair Program (a home repair service program operated by the Mennonite Central Committee) and East Kentucky Housing Development Corporation (an affordable housing corporation in existence since 1967) merged to provide affordable housing to low income families in Letcher and surrounding counties.


HOMES, Inc.’s name is actually an acronym. But, in all respects, “homes” is what our name implies. We help provide a home for many low-income families that otherwise would not be able to develop a home of their own. Our mission statement is below:


 HOMES, Inc.’s mission is to provide affordable housing solutions to low income families in Letcher and surrounding counties.  These affordable housing solutions include affordable, energy efficient homebuyer opportunities, quality affordable home repairs, and affordable rental opportunities.


What areas are we serving?

HOMES, Inc. services its home county, Letcher County and surrounding areas that have significant housing needs. It is not uncommon for HOMES, Inc. to service Floyd, Knott, Pike, and Harlan counties as well. These areas are closely similar in demographic make-up.