FHLBank Pittsburgh's Affordable Housing program

The Affordable Housing Program (AHP) helps FHLBank Pittsburgh members partner with community developers and public agencies to develop affordable housing in local communities. Each year, FHLBank sets aside approximately 10 percent of its net income to fund AHP.

Grants are awarded to the highest scoring projects up to $650,000 per project in one competitive funding round each year until funds are exhausted. FHLBank Pittsburgh members and housing developers are both involved in the application process. Read more about the 2016 AHP recipients.

How Does AHP Benefit Members?

FHLBank Pittsburgh members benefit from AHP in a variety of ways:

  • Helps establish and expand community relationships
  • Capitalizes on spin-off investment and related business opportunities
  • Qualifies for Community Reinvestment Act credit
  • Generates community goodwill
  • Provides public recognition for community investments

What Qualifies for AHP Funding?

AHP grants and loans can be used for:

  • Single- and multi-family housing
  • New construction and rehabilitation
  • Rental and owner-occupied homes
  • Scattered-site housing development
  • Transitional and single-room-occupancy housing


AHP grants and loans can support the development of housing intended for underserved populations. These housing projects may be targeted to very low-income households, individuals with special needs, the homeless or veterans, among others. Typically these projects are service enriched, and the project sponsors are able to offer a menu of supportive services, such as counseling, vocational and educational services; medical support; and other forms of assistance funded through complementary sources.

How to Apply

Applications for AHP funding are accepted when the funding round is open. Once the funding round closes, we review the applications received for scoring and feasibility. Based on the results, our Board of Directors approves award recipients. Once notified of funding approval, awardees must draw down funds within 12 months of the approval date.

Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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