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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Awards $1.3 Million for Affordable Housing in Maryland

ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that it will award $1.3 million to assist in funding of three affordable housing developments in Maryland. The funding is part of $13.6 million that FHLBank Atlanta will award in 10 states and the District of Columbia to create or preserve 2,265 units of affordable housing.

FHLBank Atlanta will award the funds as part of its 2012 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) offering. The projects represent over $271 million in total housing development. For every one dollar in AHP funding, another twenty dollars of development was leveraged under the FHLBank Atlanta 2012 AHP.

Local for-profit and nonprofit developers, in partnership with FHLBank Atlanta member institutions, will use the funding to build or repair 128 affordable rental and homeownership units in the counties of Baltimore and Cecil.

"Over the past two decades, FHLBank Atlanta's AHP funding has enabled our members and their customers to respond to the housing and economic needs of their communities," said Arthur Fleming, FHLBank Atlanta Senior Vice President and Director of Community Investment Services. "These funds strengthen local economies by serving as a catalyst for revitalizing neighborhoods, creating jobs and supporting economic development."

AHP is a competitive funding program that helps develop both owner-occupied and rental housing for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families. FHLBank Atlanta awards the funds annually to member financial institutions and their community housing partners. AHP is a component of FHLBank Atlanta's affordable housing, economic development, and down-payment assistance initiatives. For the complete list of AHP winners, visit www.fhlbatl.com/ahpawards.

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 located 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 $4.6 billion to the Affordable Housing Program.

Maryland 2012 AHP Winners
County Project Name Member Sponsor Subsidy Total Units
Baltimore EHM at Calvert The Harbor Bank of Maryland Empire Homes of Maryland, Inc. $300,000 18
Baltimore Gaudenzia Park Heights Women and Children's Center Capital Bank, National Association Gaudenzia Foundation, Inc. $500,000 38
Cecil New East Crossing Capital One, National Association Housing Initiative Partnership $500,000 72

CONTACT: Sharon Cook Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta scook@fhlbatl.com (404) 888-8173Source:Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

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