Community Investment Programs

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The 2014 Competitive Affordable Housing Program awards were approved on November 13, 2014. Nearly $13 million in subsidies were awarded to homeownership and rental projects supporting acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of housing for 1,586 low- and moderate-income households. Read More


One hundred and thirty-five Midwest banks received a total of $2 million to offer homebuyers a chance to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. The Homeownership Fund grants are part of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) Strong Communities Fund, which assists low-income individuals... Read More
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A unique partnership between four organizations has resulted in homeownership opportunities for South Dakota families. Read this blog by Elsie Meeks, state director, USDA Rural Development to see how the Doud, Richards and Donnell families took advantage of the partnership.

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Partner with a Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines member and the Competitive Affordable Housing Program, and you can help your community thrive. 

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To better align our charitable programs under one brand, we have created the Strong Communities Fund. The Strong Communities fund is not a new program, it is simply a way for us to recognize the shared goal that we have with all our members. . . to build strong communities through the creation of safe housing, sustainable economies and good jobs.

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