Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Western Office Housing Programs

FHLB Des Moines is committed to helping its member financial institutions support affordable housing initiatives in the communities they serve. Through its Strong Communities Fund, the Bank provides subsidies to members and housing providers they support to assist with the purchase, construction or rehabilitation of affordable owner-occupied or rental housing for low-to-moderate income families and individuals. See the 2015 Western Office Implementation Plan for program guidelines.

Western Office Housing Programs

  • Competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP)
    A competitive grants award program available to housing providers. Applications require the support of a member financial institution.

  • Home$tart and Home$tart Plus
    A down payment and closing cost assistance program available to members to promote homeownership within the district. 

    • Community Investment Services Portal
      The Community Investment Services Portal website has been decommissioned. Please contact Jessica Grant or Mandie Ludlam via email for any information that you would have normally accessed through the site, such as availability of funds, your institution’s use of funds year-to-date, confirmation of receipt of enrollments, status of homebuyers and compliance due dates. 

If you have questions about the programs listed above, please contact the Western Office Community Investment Department at commlending@fhlbdm.com.

*Western Office housing programs are offered until December 31, 2015, to members in: American Samoa, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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