2021 Affordable Housing Program Information Now Available
posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Business News
Full details for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Down Payment Products and the Competitive Affordable Housing Program are now available in the 2021 Implementation Plan.
Below is an overview of key program details for 2021.
2021 Down Payment (DP) Programs:
||2021 Total Program Allocations
*Member cap is not a guarantee of program funds. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Quarterly Release of 2021 Down Payment Program Funds
Down Payment Program funds will be released quarterly on the following schedule:
|Date of Funds
|Monday, January 4, 2021
|Thursday, April 1, 2021
|Thursday, July 1, 2021
|Friday, October 1, 2021
Additional 2021 Program Changes
New Down Payment Subsidy Agreement
There's a new subsidy agreement for Down Payment Programs. All members who plan to utilize 2021 DP program funds will need to have a new subsidy agreement with FHLB Des Moines. Ensure immediate access to 2021 program funds on January 4th, by having your agreement signed and returned to the Bank by December 31, 2020. Download the new agreement and find details on the changes by following the link below.
New Deed Restrictions
FHLB Des Moines has made changes to the Deed Restriction. Closings scheduled after January 1, 2021, need to use the new Deed Restriction.
Previous versions of the Deed Restriction executed after January 1, 2021, will be sent back to the member institution for release of the old Deed Restriction. A new version of the Deed Restriction will need to be executed and recorded prior to disbursement. To avoid delays in processing your disbursements, please ensure you are using the updated Deed Restriction which is available on our Forms and Resources and disbursements page.
Addition of time limits for Disbursements
All disbursements submitted after 1/1/2021 will have 120 cumulative days following an initial review by FHLB Des Moines to provide any requested documentation necessary to complete the disbursement. We've enhanced the Member Dashboard within DP Online to display expiration dates under the status of "Disbursement Request Clarification Pending." Full details can be found on our Disbursement/Reimbursement pages for Home$tart and NAHI.
Addition of the use of proxies to determine subsidy forgiveness (owner-occupied units)
Effective January 1, 2021, FHLB Des Moines will update its processes to include the use of proxy to determine forgiveness of subsidy upon subsequent to sale to low and moderate-income buyers. Our Lien Release or Subordination page will be updated with the details of this addition including changes to:
- Repayment Calculator and Instructions
- Request for Forgiveness of Repayment Form
2021 Competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Details
||2021 Project Limits
|Subsidy Per Project
|Subsidy Per Unit
Key AHP Program Dates
|March 1, 2021
||Technical Assistance Available
|May 1, 2021
||Application Period Opens
|June 1, 2021
||Application Period Closes
||2021 Awards Announced