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Community Investment Advance Makes Rehabilitation of Historic Site Possible: A Case Study Case Study Community Investment Advance Makes Rehabilitation of Historic Site Possible: A Case Study Without the partnership between member CDFI Great Minnesota Housing Fund and FHLB Des Moines, the rehabilitation and renovation of the historic Cloquet Middle School may not have occurred. Affordable Housing Program Overview Video/Webinar Affordable Housing Program Overview In this video, we illustrate how the Affordable Housing Program has helped strengthen the foundations of community throughout the 13 states and three US Pacific Territories we serve. Speed Up Your Reservation Process Article Speed Up Your Reservation Process Funds for our down payment programs continue to be in high-demand and we want to highlight easy ways to avoid any delays in processing. Community Investment Advance Paycheck Protection Program Lending Application Article Community Investment Advance Paycheck Protection Program Lending Application In light of the unprecedented need for lending due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines is temporarily expanding our Community Investment Advance (CIA) product to accept loans from Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)-eligible entities who did not previously qualify. Low-income Families Experience Home Ownership Case Study Low-income Families Experience Home Ownership Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity was awarded Competitive Affordable Housing Program funds in 2014 to provide homeownership opportunities for low-income buyers. 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.