DALLAS, TX - The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) is pleased to announce it is offering, through its member institutions, $7.6 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) competitive grants in 2015.
Each year, FHLB Dallas returns 10 percent of its profits in the form of AHP grants to assist in the development of affordable owner-occupied and rental housing for very low- to moderate-income families throughout FHLB Dallas' five-state District of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. The grants are made available through FHLB Dallas' member institutions and are awarded annually.
Community organizations interested in applying for an AHP grant are urged to establish a relationship with an FHLB Dallas member institution, through which the grant application is submitted to FHLB Dallas. March 17, 2015 is the deadline to submit applications via the AHP Online Application portal available on fhlb.com.
AHP grants may be used to purchase, construct, or rehabilitate owner-occupied, transitional, and rental projects for very low- to moderate-income households.
"Since 1990, FHLB Dallas has awarded more than $237 million in AHP funds to support affordable housing projects in our members' communities," said President and CEO Sanjay Bhasin. "We look forward to seeing the progress that comes from this round of funding."
AHP grants are utilized for a variety of projects, including emergency home rehabilitation for low-income, elderly, and disabled residents; down payment and closing- cost assistance for qualified first-time homebuyers; and the development and construction of low-income, multifamily apartment communities and single-family subdivisions.