Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta to Award $12 Million for Affordable Housing in Florida

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Funding to Create, Preserve 897 Affordable Rental, Homeownership Units

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Our partner relationships leverage much needed funds to revitalize neighborhoods, create jobs, and support overall economic development.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that it will award $12 million to fund 20 affordable housing developments in Florida. The funding is part of $40 million FHLBank Atlanta will award in ten states to create or preserve 3,897 units of affordable housing.

FHLBank Atlanta will award the funds as part of its 2009 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) offering. Local community developers, in partnership with FHLBank Atlanta member institutions, will use the funding to build or repair 897 affordable housing units in Broward, Martin, Palm Beach, and Putnam counties, as well as the cities of Apopka, Arcadia, Avon Park, Brooksville, Fort Myers, Miami, Moore Haven, Punta Gorda, Regal Acres, Sebring, Springfield, St. Petersburg, and Winter Haven.

“FHLBank Atlanta’s AHP funding has been creating affordable housing and community economic development opportunities for 20 years,” said Arthur Fleming, senior vice president and director of Community Investment Services, FHLBank Atlanta. “Our partner relationships leverage much needed funds to revitalize neighborhoods, create jobs, and support overall economic development.”

AHP is a competitive funding program that helps develop owner-occupied and rental housing for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families. FHLBank Atlanta awards the funds annually to member financial institutions and their community housing partners. AHP is a component of FHLBank Atlanta’s affordable housing, economic development, and down-payment assistance initiatives. For the complete list of AHP winners, visit http://www.fhlbatl.com/ahp.

About FHLBank Atlanta
FHLBank Atlanta offers competitively-priced financing, community development grants, and other banking services to help more than 1,200 member financial institutions make affordable home mortgages and provide economic development credit to neighborhoods and communities. The Bank’s members—its shareholders and customers—are commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, and insurance companies headquartered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. FHLBank Atlanta is one of 12 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System which since 1990 has contributed more than $3.6 billion to the Affordable Housing Program.

For a complete list of Florida 2009 AHP winners, see the attached table.

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