2024 Downpayment Plus® Programs Now Open

  • January 16, 2024
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s (FHLBank Chicago) 2024 Downpayment Plus (DPP®) and Downpayment Plus Advantage® (DPP Advantage®) programs are now open. Participating members can reserve up to $700,000 in the general pool on a first-come, first-served basis to help income-eligible borrowers with down payment and closing costs of up to $10,000. Additionally, members can reserve up to $700,00 in the DPP Advantage pool, which allows members to access up to $10,000 in downpayment assistance on behalf of income eligible homebuyers obtaining their first mortgages from nonprofit lenders. In 2023, FHLBank Chicago awarded $33.36M in DPP grants to 3,588 households.

Application and Eligibility

  • Members wishing to participate in the DPP programs must execute a Program Agreement with FHLBank Chicago.
  • Member institutions who provided DPP funds in the previous year or who have DPP grants under the five-year retention period must submit a DPP Annual Certification before making any new reservations of funds.
  • The DPP programs are accessed through eBanking—FHLBank Chicago’s member-only website.
  • Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Property may be in any state in which the member does business.
  • For DPP, the member originates or funds the first mortgage. For DPP Advantage, a nonprofit originates or funds the first mortgage.


Online Resources

Learn More

For more information on DPP, please contact Community Investment at dpp@fhlbc.com or 312.565.5824.

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Casey Reidy 
Director, Communications 

Heather Bockstruck
Assistant Director, Communications