The Community First® Housing Counseling Resource Program (Housing Counseling Resource Program) provides grants to housing counseling agencies in Illinois and Wisconsin to facilitate expanded service to minority and low- and moderate-income homebuyers. Two FHLBank Chicago housing associates, Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), will administer the Housing Counseling Resource Program on behalf of FHLBank Chicago. These beneficiary organizations received funds in 2022.

Watch this video to learn more about the Housing Counseling Resource Program!


Hear from FHLBank Chicago members on how they've built partnerships with housing counseling agencies and leveraged our Downpayment Plus (DPP®) Program to support homeownership in their communities.