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Quick Reference Guide for Completing your Community Investment Advance (CIA) Application Article Quick Reference Guide for Completing your Community Investment Advance (CIA) Application Three key things to remember when completing a Community Investment Application. Home$tart Reservation and Disbursement Approval Assistance Article Home$tart Reservation and Disbursement Approval Assistance Avoid these common challenges to obtaining Home$tart grant funding. Unlocking the Potential of Indian Country Article Unlocking the Potential of Indian Country Recently Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines announced a $5 million grant to the Northwest Area Foundation to help further economic development on Native lands. “Nothing Short of Magical” – See how AHP funds invigorated affordable housing in Duluth, MN Case Study “Nothing Short of Magical” – See how AHP funds invigorated affordable housing in Duluth, MN The former YWCA building of Duluth, Minnesota is just such a place that took years and hundreds of dedicated individuals to make a reality. While the final result is a beautiful and transformative living and gathering place, the project's beginning was beset with challenges. Using Home$tart to Increase Homeownership Case Study Using Home$tart to Increase Homeownership Opportunity Bank took advantage of the FHLB Des Moines Home$tart Program to meet the affordable housing needs of its community. Home$tart program Case Study Home$tart program "a generous surprise" With three locations, First National Bank Minnesota has used the Home$tart program to provide down payment assistance to new and existing customers alike. “Home$tart has been a tremendous help to us,” said Russell Blaschko, vice president of Mortgage Lending at First National Bank Minnesota. Member fosters community growth through Home$tart program Case Study Member fosters community growth through Home$tart program FHLB Des Moines member Banner Bank, based in Walla Walla, Washington, manages Home$tart through their CRA Department and promotes the program by marketing it through real estate loan officers. Grants for Good: Improving the Community with the Competitive Affordable Housing Program Case Study Grants for Good: Improving the Community with the Competitive Affordable Housing Program Dubuque Bank & Trust sponsored Step by Step's application to the FHLB Des Moines Competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP). Dubuque Bank & Trust was able to help Step by Step secure a $149,750 AHP grant for the 759 Bluff Street project. Making Homes More Affordable: Using Home$tart and MPF Together Case Study Making Homes More Affordable: Using Home$tart and MPF Together With the help of the FHLB Des Moines Home$tart Program, Willamette Valley Bank is able to provide homeownership opportunities, while establishing relationships with potential customers.