Solutions to meet critical affordable housing needs. 

The Competitive Affordable Housing Program is one of the nation's largest sources of grants for affordable housing projects. Since the inception of the program, FHLB Des Moines has awarded $688.7 million to provide safe and affordable housing to more than 91,400 families and individuals.

The 2023 AHP application period is now closed. Awards will be announced in December, 2023. 

Grants are available to sponsors, which include nonprofits, governments, housing authorities and other qualifying organizations. Sponsors require the support of an FHLB Des Moines member financial institution to apply.

Competitive Affordable Housing Program

  • Technical Assistance

    FHLB Des Moines is now providing Sponsor Applicants with on-demand resources and assistance. 

    Our team will be available to provide resources and technical assistance to help you prepare for the project application period.

    Technical Assistance

  • Application Process

    Find all of the forms and resources that you need to successfully apply for a Competitive Affordable Housing Program award.

  • Project Administration

    For awarded Competitive Affordable Housing Program applications, it is the responsibility of the housing organization (AHP Sponsor) to meet project administration requirements. Utilize the appropriate pages below to support the disbursement and project administration process.

    Rental projects

    homeownership projects