Stockman Bank, In Partnership With FHLB Des Moines, Awards $920,000 In Affordable Housing Program Grants To 11 Montana Organizations

Stockman Bank, a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines), is pleased to announce that 11 Montana organizations were chosen to receive Competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants totaling $920,000 to help Montana families find a safe and affordable place to call home. The grants were made possible through FHLB De Moines’ Member Impact Fund. Through the Fund, money donated by Stockman Bank was matched by FHLB Des Moines, up to $3 for every dollar provided, resulting in the following grants:

Blackfeet Housing Authority, $80,000; Chippewa Cree Housing Authority, $80,000; Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana, $80,000; Great Falls Development Authority, Inc., $80,000; Habitat for Humanity Mid-Yellowstone Valley, $100,000; Homeword, $80,000; Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, $80,000; NeighborWorks Montana, $80,000; Gallatin County Housing Impact Fund, $100,000; Richland County Housing Authority, $80,000; Snowy Mountain Development Corporation, $80,000.

“Montana is built on strong, vibrant, healthy communities,“ stated Bill Coffee, Stockman Bank CEO. “As a Montana, family-owned, community bank, we believe quality, affordable homeownership is key to making our communities better places to live and work. We appreciate FHLB Des Moines collaborating with us to provide much needed funding to these 11 affordable housing and community development organizations.”

FHLB Des Moines returns 10% of its net income annually to assist with housing needs throughout its district, consisting of 13 states and three U.S. Pacific territories. This year, 60 projects totaling more than $46 million were awarded through the AHP. Five million dollars of the $46 million were voluntarily contributed. Additionally, FHLB Des Moines voluntarily donated another $20 million in 2023 to community development in targeted areas of its district.

“For more than 90 years, FHLB Des Moines has invested in helping communities grow and prosper. We are proud to partner with our member financial institutions to fulfill that commitment,” said Kris Williams, FHLB Des Moines president and CEO. “We are also happy to say that in 2023, we gave $25 million in an addition to 10% of our earnings back to our members to invest in their communities and the people they serve. Thanks to the vision and dedication of our members and local housing sponsors, we are able to have a direct and positive impact.”


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