,

FHLBank Chicago Announces 2022 Community First® Award Program and Affordable Housing Program

Community First®

 Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago) members may submit nominations for the 2022 Community First Awards. These awards recognize members and their local partners for their work in building and strengthening communities. The deadline for nominations from members for the 2022 Community First® Award program is January 14, 2022, and the categories are: 

Affordable Housing
Recognizes an exceptional effort to increase or strengthen affordable housing opportunities in Illinois and/or Wisconsin communities.

Economic Development
Recognizes an extraordinary effort to foster economic growth or community revitalization in Illinois and/or Wisconsin communities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Recognizes an organization or coalition dedicated to advancing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the affordable housing and/or economic development space in Illinois and/or Wisconsin.

Emerging Leader
Recognizes an outstanding emerging leader relatively new to the affordable housing and/or economic development field (defined as fifteen or fewer years).

Examples of award recipients from last year are available here.

Affordable Housing Program

Details on both the AHP project grant program and the Downpayment Plus program for qualified home purchasers are available here.

An educational webinar on the DPP program for FHLBank Chicago members will be held on January 10, 2022.  Registration details are available here.