Each year, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago allocates 10% of its earnings to affordable housing programs. During 2016, those programs consisted of both the competitive AHP grant program and an $18.7 million Downpayment Plus® (DPP®) program. DPP provides forgivable grants through the Bank's member institutions to assist with down payment and closing costs for eligible households.
Since 1989, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago has awarded more than $398 million in competitive AHP grants and more than $158 million in DPP funds that have helped provide housing for families whose incomes are 80% or less of the area median income.
Nonprofit groups, for-profit developers, and public entities apply for the competitive AHP grants through one of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago's member institutions; 740 commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, insurance companies, and community development financial institutions in Illinois and Wisconsin are members of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.
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For more information about the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, please visit www.fhlbc.com. "Community First," "Downpayment Plus," and "DPP" are registered trademarks of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.
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