Last week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a second virtual listening session for its FHLBank System at 100: Focusing on the Future initiative scheduled for October 4, 2022. This added date will be part of the public listening sessions and series of regional round tables in the months ahead to review the mission, membership eligibility requirements, and operational efficiencies of the FHLBanks. We welcome this opportunity to work with the FHFA, to hear from constituents, and to continue to review our offerings as we move through our 90th anniversary, steadfast in our commitment to supporting your institutions with liquidity in all economic cycles.
While the FHLBanks will emphasize the importance of our cooperative structure, conservative risk management profile, and mission to support affordable housing and community development, we know our members and community partners are vital to these conversations. As leaders and pillars in your communities, you understand the critical role the FHLBank System has in supporting your businesses and strengthening your communities.
The first listening sessions will be held on:
- September 29, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST at the Constitution Center in Washington D.C., with the option to participate virtually
- September 30, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST will be virtual only
- October 4, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST will be virtually only
We encourage you to participate in these listening sessions to share experiences of how we partner together, embrace your evolving business needs, and continue to make a lasting, positive impact throughout our District. If you are interested in speaking virtually at the October 4 session, please check the registration page online for when the new date is added. All speaker sign-ups for September 29 and September 30 are fully subscribed.
Written comments are welcome through October 21, 2022 to the FHFA on their website or mailed to:
Federal Housing Finance Agency
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
FHLBank Chicago’s mission continues to deliver funding and support to our members in the communities you serve. Your institutions, your customers, as well as our trade association and economic development partners have countless stories that bring to life our support for affordable housing, homeownership, and economic development as well as the collective impact we have made throughout the years. To learn more about our commitment to affordable housing and equitable access opportunities across our District, please review Michael Ericson's September 2, 2022 letter.