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August 4, 2009

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FHLBNY Awards $16 Million for 39 Affordable Housing Initiatives

The combined projects will create or rehabilitate more than 1,500 affordable housing units throughout New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

New York, NY — Alfred A. DelliBovi, President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, announced that the Bank has awarded $16 million in subsidies to fund 39 affordable housing initiatives throughout New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania.  These awards, which are funded through the Bank’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP), will result in the creation or rehabilitation of 1,545 affordable housing units and drive community development.  It is anticipated that $382 million in development costs will be generated from development of these initiatives.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program (AHP), which was created by Congress in 1989. Since the Program’s inception, the Federal Home Loan Banks have provided more than $3.6 billion to facilitate more than 15,000 affordable housing projects across the nation. These grants have created nearly 670,000 units of affordable housing. At the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, AHP has supported more than 1,100 projects with grants totaling more than $320 million, creating more than 46,000 units of affordable housing and generating nearly $6 billion in total development costs.

“For 20 years, the Home Loan Bank of New York has been given the tremendous opportunity to work hand-in-hand with our district’s esteemed elected officials, its locally-focused hometown banks and its terrific community organizations to bring safe, stable and affordable housing to New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and beyond,” said Mr. DelliBovi. “It is an opportunity, and a partnership, that we are most grateful for.”

The $16 million awarded today are funds drawn from the Bank’s earnings. As mandated by Congress, the Bank forgoes 10% of its earnings to support these neighborhood housing and economic development initiatives. For more information on these grants, please view the AHP Awardees.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York’s AHP provides member lenders with direct subsidies which are passed on to income qualified households through sponsoring local nonprofit organizations.  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 a competitive application process.  Each competing project must be sponsored by a financial organization that is a member of the Bank in partnership with a community-based sponsoring organization. 

The following New Jersey communities will benefit from the funds awarded today:  Basking Ridge, Bordentown, Bridgewater Township, Delanco, Florence, Galloway Township, Jersey City, Lower Township, Newark, Orange, Paterson, Pleasantville, Red Bank, Roebling, Stanhope and West Cape May.

The following New York communities will benefit from the funds awarded today:  Belmont, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Chili, Getzville, Hornellsville, Marlborough, New York City, Niagara Falls, Perry, Rochester and Ulster.

The communities of Middletown, Delaware, and Hatfield, Pennsylvania will also benefit from the funds awarded today.
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 over 300 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. 

View the AHP awardees

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 11 regional, stockholder-owned banks. As of December 31, 2017, the FHLB of New York serves 327 financial institutions in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Federal Home Loan Banks support the efforts of local members to help provide financing for America’s homebuyers.


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