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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces 2015 AHP Competitive Offering

ATLANTA, March 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that its 2015 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Competitive Round will open on June 1. Up to $500,000 will be awarded per project to its member financial institutions and their community housing partners through a competitive application process. The deadline for submitting applications is July 2, 2015.

FHLBank Atlanta AHP Competitive funds can be used to help finance the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, and development of affordable rental and ownership housing. AHP Competitive is also a unique product offering that can help financing institutions reach new customers and borrowers, achieve business development and community lending goals, and facilitate economic development.

AHP Competitive is one of the largest sources of private affordable housing funding available today. Since 1990, FHLBank Atlanta has awarded $672 million in AHP Competitive funds, which has resulted in the financing of more than 106,000 affordable units of rental and ownership housing. In 2014, the Bank awarded $24.5 million to assist in the financing of 3,530 rental units and 60 ownership units of affordable housing. FHLBank Atlanta's AHP Competitive funds have facilitated $9 billion of community development – a 1:13 ratio of AHP funded equity to total development financing.

Potential applicants should work with an FHLBank Atlanta member financial institution to complete the AHP Competitive application. The deadline for submitting applications is July 2, 2015.

A list of member financial institutions is available on the FHLBank Atlanta website at www.fhlbatl.com. Nonprofit, for-profit and local government sponsors should review the AHP Implementation Plan (available on the Bank's website) for updates to application guidelines and requirements.

If you need assistance finding a member financial institution to work with, or for more information, call the Bank's Community Investment Services Department at 1.800.536.9650, option 3, option 1, option 3.

About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

FHLBank Atlanta offers competitively-priced financing, community development grants, and other banking services to help member financial institutions make affordable home mortgages and provide economic development credit to neighborhoods and communities. The Bank's members-its shareholders and customers-are commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions, and insurance companies headquartered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. FHLBank Atlanta is one of 12 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, which since 1990 has contributed more than $4.4 billion to the Affordable Housing Program.

CONTACT: Meredith Moses Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta mmoses@fhlbatl.com (404) 888.8145Source:Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta