Affordable Housing Program Awardees

July 7, 2010

Contact: Eric Amig - (212) 441-6807
Brian Finnegan - (212) 441-6877

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Awards $35,625 Affordable Housing Grant in Westfield

Central Avenue project will create six units of affordable, supportive housing

Westfield, New Jersey – The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced today the award of a $35,625 affordable housing grant to the Community Access Institute to help finance the construction costs of the Central Avenue Project, which will create six units of housing for very low-income individuals with disabilities.  Investors Savings Bank, a Home Loan Bank member, submitted the application for the funding.

“The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York has been proud to partner with our members for more than 20 years to help make affordable housing a reality in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and beyond,” said Alfred A. DelliBovi, president and CEO of the FHLBNY. “We are grateful to our elected officials for their leadership and support in Congress, which allows us to offer this program to the housing groups that are strengthening communities across the region.”

“Investors Savings Bank is truly pleased to be a part of the Federal Home Loan Bank’s solution for providing safe and convenient housing for people with disabilities,” said Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Savings Bank. “Service to the communities in which we do business is one of the core values our mission and vision are built upon. We hope these housing units provide comfortable homes for our neighbors in Westfield for many years to come.”

The $35,625 grant will be used to help finance the construction of a home which will provide housing for six very low-income individuals with disabilities.  The project is designed to integrate residents into a community setting and increase the supply of accessible, affordable housing for persons with disabilities.  This new construction project will also help revitalize the neighborhood.

Additional financing will be provided by the Community Access Institute, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, and Union County HOME funds.

These grants are part of a total of $29.7 million in AHP subsidies that the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York will award in conjunction with the approval of the first competitive application round of 2010.  In total, these grants will help to finance the creation of 54 housing projects that will generate 2,917 units of affordable housing in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Last year, the Federal Home Loan Bank System celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its Affordable Housing Program. In June 2010, the program was recognized by the National Housing Conference as its “Housing Person of the Year”. The Federal Home Loan Banks have distributed nearly $4 billion in AHP funds since 1990.  For more information on these grants, please visit www.fhlbny.com/news/pressrelease.htm.

The Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, created in 1989, provides member community lenders with direct subsidies, which are passed on to qualified households through a sponsoring local non-profit organization. AHP financing is combined with other funding sources to create housing for moderate-, low- and very-low-income families. Program awardees receive this funding through semi-annual competitive rounds. Each competing project must be sponsored by a financial organization that is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank in partnership with a community-based sponsoring organization.

About Investors Savings Bank
Investors Savings Bank has been serving New Jersey since 1926. With $8.7 billion in assets and a network of 66 branches in ten Garden State counties, the Bank delivers personalized and friendly services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. The range of products includes mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, CDs, and a variety of checking and savings accounts.

Serving New Jersey’s business community, the Bank provides commercial real estate loans, lines of credit and structured financing as well as sweep accounts and checking, deposit and escrow services. Investors’ commercial banking services are offered to professional services firms, municipalities, small and middle market companies, commercial and industrial firms and other businesses. Investors Savings Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
 
For more information about Investors Savings Bank, contact the Bank at 1.800.252.8119 or visit www.isbnj.com.

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is a Congressionally chartered, $107 billion, wholesale Bank. It is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, a national wholesale banking network of 12 regional, stockholder-owned banks. The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York serves 330 community lenders in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mission of the Home Loan Bank is to advance housing opportunity and local community development by maximizing the capacity of community-based member-lenders to serve their markets.

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is a Congressionally chartered, wholesale Bank. It is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, a national wholesale banking network of 12 regional, stockholder-owned banks. The FHLB of New York currently serves more than 340 financial institutions in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mission of the Federal Home Loan Banks is to support the efforts of local members to help provide financing for America’s homebuyers.

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