The AHP provides grants to member financial institutions working with affordable housing providers to finance rental and ownership housing for low- and moderate-income households.
The DPP® Program provides grants through our members to very low, low and moderate income homebuyers to assist them with down payment and closing costs. Learn more.
The Community First® Fund is a $50 million revolving loan fund that provides direct support to community development financial institutions, community development loan funds, and state housing finance agencies serving Illinois and Wisconsin. Learn more
The Community First® Disaster Relief Program is a response by the FHLB Chicago to assist members and their communities impacted by FEMA-declared disasters. Learn more
The FHLBC’s new Community First Capacity-Building Grant Program fills a gap in funding for nonprofit lenders, providing them with operational support that can otherwise be hard to find, giving them the opportunity to expand their capacity, and increasing their impact on community development and affordable housing in Illinois and Wisconsin. Learn more.
Community First® Awards
The Community First® Awards celebrate the success of FHLB Chicago member institutions and their local partners as they work together to strengthen the communities they serve. The awards include four categories: Partnership, Project or Program, Pioneer, and Emerging Leader.
The 2017 Community First Awards were presented at the FHLB Chicago member meetings. Read the press releases announcing the Illinois and Wisconsin awardees.
Nominations for the Community First Awards are solicited annually.