Affordable Housing Advisory Council Nominations

Through Friday, August 7, 2020, FHLB Des Moines is accepting nominations for an Affordable Housing Advisory Council (Advisory Council) member to represent the state of North Dakota.

The term of service for the new Advisory Council member will end on December 31, 2023.

Please review the eligibility criteria and expectations below before submitting a nomination form.


  • Reside in North Dakota and represent community and nonprofit organizations actively involved in providing or promoting low- and moderate-income housing or community lending in the Bank's district. Community organizations include for-profit organizations.
  • Employees of and members  of a Board of Directors for FHLB Des Moines member financial institutions are not eligible to serve on the Advisory Council.
  • Appointed Advisory Council members remain eligible to use FHLB Des Moines Community Investment products, including the Competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and down payment assistance products (Home$tart and the Native American Homeownership Initiative).

Diversity and Inclusion

FHLB Des Moines is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all Bank activities, including its Advisory Council. Please refer to our Diversity and Inclusion page for additional information.

Roles and Expectations

  • The Advisory Council meets at least quarterly with the FHLB Des Moines Board of Directors to provide advice on ways the Bank may carry out its housing finance and community investment mission, which includes, among other things, recommendations for policies governing the Bank's AHP and down payment assistance products.
  • FHLB Des Moines covers Advisory Council member travel expenses associated with attendance at these meetings.
  • Advisory Council members are expected to attend substantially all Advisory Council meetings held during their term. 

Nomination Form

Important: Progress on the nomination form below cannot be saved and continued later. Please have all of the necessary information and responses prepared prior to completing and submitting the form.


  • Nominees are required to respond to all questions denoted with a star
  • Letters of Endorsement are optional
  • For questions, contact Jennifer Ernst at or 515.412.2756

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, August 7, 2020

All fields marked with * are required.

Candidate Information

Nominator Information

Candidate Background

Personal Integrity

Diversity and Inclusion

To assist us in our diversity and inclusion efforts, we would appreciate your voluntary response to the questions below: