Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Awards More Than $5.6 Million for Affordable Housing in Virginia

ATLANTA, Nov. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (the Bank) announced today that it has awarded more than $5.6 million to assist in the funding of 12 affordable housing initiatives in Virginia as part of its 2015 Affordable Housing Program (AHP). The awarded initiatives, which are located in Arlington, Hampton, Hopewell, Lawrenceville, Lexington, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Richmond, support the rehabilitation and construction of housing for low-income veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

Since AHP’s inception in 1990, the Bank has awarded funding to support 291 projects in Virginia that created or rehabilitated 11,026 units of quality affordable rental and homeownership housing and consisting of nearly $1.1 billion in total development.

“We are proud to celebrate 25 years of the Affordable Housing Program,” said Robert Dozier, FHLBank Atlanta Chief Business Officer. “In partnership with our shareholder financial institutions, the AHP has made a difference in the lives of thousands of families across the Southeast.”

FHLBank Atlanta awards AHP funds annually through a competitive application process. Applications for the 2016 AHP funding round will be accepted beginning March 1, 2016. Potential applicants must work with an FHLBank Atlanta member financial institution to complete the AHP Competitive program application. A list of member financial institutions is available on the FHLBank Atlanta website at www.fhlbatl.com.

For the complete list of winners, click here.

Virginia 2015 AHP Winners

CityProject NameMemberSponsorAwardTotal Units
ArlingtonColumbia Hills EastBank of AmericaArlington Partnership for Affordable Housing$500,00097 rental units
HamptonPatterson Crossing ApartmentsOld Point National Bank of PhoebusHampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority$439,00019 rental units
Kippax Place
Bank of AmericaCommunity Housing Partners Corporation$500,000100 rental units
Brunswick Manor Apartments
Branch Banking and Trust Company
People Incorporated Housing Group$366,59040 rental units
Windemere Apartments
EagleBankREBJ, Inc.$335,00038 rental units
Newport News
Newport News Seniors
Community & Southern Bank
RHA - Housing, Inc. $500,00044 rental units
Church Street Station Studios
Community Capital Bank of Virginia
Virginia Supportive Housing
$500,00080 rental units
Grandy Village VI
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority$500,00070 rental units
Dale Homes Phase I
Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority
$500,000146 rental units
Hatcher Tobacco Flats
Branch Banking and Trust Company
Genesis Properties, Inc.$500,000152 rental units
William Byrd Senior Apartments
Community Capital Bank of VirginiaElderHomes Corporation$500,000104 rental units
Church Hill North Phase I
Branch Banking and Trust Company
The Community Builders, Inc.
$460,00060 rental units

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 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Since 1990, the FHLBanks have awarded approximately $4.8 billion in AHP funds, assisting more than 758,000 households.

For more information, visit our website at www.fhlbatl.com.

Some of the statements made in this announcement are “forward-looking statements,” which include statements with respect to the Bank's beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates, intentions, and future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which may be beyond the Bank's control, and which may cause the Bank's actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from the future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

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New factors may emerge, and it is not possible for us to predict the nature, or assess the potential impact, of each new factor on our business and financial condition. Given these uncertainties, we caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date that they are made, and the Bank has no obligation and does not undertake to publicly update, revise, or correct any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this announcement, or after the respective dates on which such statements otherwise are made, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

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

Source:Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta