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Competitive Affordable Housing Program

The Competitive Affordable Housing Program is one of the nation's largest sources of grants for affordable housing projects. This program encourages partnerships between our member financial institutions and local housing providers to secure funds for the purchase, construction or rehabilitation of affordable homeownership or rental housing units. Grants are available to sponsors including nonprofits, governments, housing authorities and other qualifying organizations. Sponsors require the support of an FHLB Des Moines member financial institution to apply. 

In 2017 FHLB Des Moines will make grant awards of up to $750,000 for qualifying projects. Program guidelines including eligibility requirements, feasibility guidelines, and competitive scoring criteria are included in the 2017 AHP Implementation Plan.  Important dates for completing an application are included in Dates to Remember. For information on making application and a link to our automated application, AHP Online, see Application and Resources or contact the Community Investment Department (Opens New Window) at 800.544.3452, ext.1173.

2016 AHP Awards

In 2016 FHLB Des Moines awarded over $20 million to homeownership and rental projects throughout its thirteen state district.  Click here for a list projects awarded funds (PDF).

2015 AHP Awards

In 2015 FHLB Des Moines awarded $19.3 million to homeownership and rental projects. View the list of 2015 AHP recipients for our district (PDF)! 

Administering AHP Awards

June 1, 2015 FHLB Des Moines merged with FHLB Seattle. Competitive Affordable Housing Program awards made by FHLB Des Moines in 2015 and by the merged banks in 2016 will be administered using the Bank's automated application and administration system, AHP Online.  For projects awarded funds by FHLB Des Moines in 2014 and prior years (identified as Headquarters Office* projects), and by FHLB Seattle in 2015 and prior years (identified as Western Office* projects), resources for project administration are available on dedicated webpages.  Follow the links below to administration resources. 

*Headquarters Office included the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  Western Office included the states and territories of American Samoa, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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