updated 3/10/2011 10:47:26 PM ET 2011-03-11T03:47:26

ATLANTA, March 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that it will award $5.1 million to assist in the funding of 12 affordable housing developments in Virginia. The funding is part of $42.7 million FHLBank Atlanta will award in 11 states and the District of Columbia to create or preserve 4,841 units of affordable housing.

FHLBank Atlanta will award the funds as part of its 2010 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) offering. Local community developers, in partnership with FHLBank Atlanta member institutions, will use the funding to build or repair 536 affordable rental and ownership housing units in Buchannan, Dickenson, Frederick, King George, Page, Russell, Shenandoah, Warren, and Washington counties, as well as the cities of Belle Haven, Bristol, Charlottesville, Farmville, Lynchburg, Newport News, Stuarts Draft, and Wytheville.

"FHLBank Atlanta continues to provide unique funding options that help members serve their communities," said Arthur Fleming, senior vice president and director of Community Investment Services, FHLBank Atlanta. "Through the participation of member institutions, AHP acts as a catalyst to revitalize neighborhoods, create jobs, and support economic development."

AHP is a competitive funding program that helps develop owner-occupied and rental housing for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families. FHLBank Atlanta awards the funds annually to member financial institutions and their community housing partners. AHP is a component of FHLBank Atlanta's affordable housing, economic development, and down-payment assistance initiatives. For the complete list of AHP winners, visit www.fhlbatl.com/ahp.

About FHLBank Atlanta

FHLBank Atlanta offers competitively-priced financing, community development grants, and other banking services to help member financial institutions make affordable home mortgages and provide economic development credit to neighborhoods and communities. The Bank's members—its shareholders and customers—are commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions, and insurance companies headquartered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. FHLBank Atlanta is one of 12 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System which since 1990 has contributed more than $4 billion to the Affordable Housing Program.

Virginia 2010 AHP Winners
           
City/County Project Name Member Sponsor Award Total Units
Bristol NSP Bristol Extension Program The First Bank and Trust Company People Incorporated Housing Group $490,000

16
Charlottesville The Crossings at Fourth and Preston Branch Banking and Trust Company Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) $600,000

60
King George County Angel Court Union First Market Bank Project FAITH, Inc. $180,000 24
Farmville Parkview Gardens Apartments Branch Banking and Trust Company Community Housing Partners Corporation $400,000

80
Belle Haven Mill Run Apartments Branch Banking and Trust Company Accomack-Northampton Regional Housing Authority $200,000

26
Stuarts Draft Montague Terrace Bank of America, National Association Humanities Foundation, Inc. $550,000

96
Wytheville Jefferson Union Branch Banking and Trust Company Wytheville Redevelopment and Housing Authority $325,000

24
Newport News Noland Green Bank of America, National Association The Mid Atlantic Foundation and Archetypes, LLC $714,000

60
Bristol city, Buchannan, Dickenson, Russell, Washington, Frederick, Page, Warren, and Shenandoah Counties People Incorporated Homebuyer Program The First Bank and Trust Company People Incorporated of Virginia $600,000

50
Washington and Warren Counties Housing Rehabilitation Program Branch Banking and Trust Company People Incorporated of Virginia $150,000

30
Charlottesville Timberlake Place Branch Banking and Trust Company Jefferson Area Board for Aging, Inc. $110,000

26
Lynchburg Jobbers Overall Apartments Branch Banking and Trust Company TCG Development Services, LLC and Lynchburg Community Action Group, Inc.  $750,000

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CONTACT: Sharon Cook
         Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
         scook@fhlbatl.com
         (404) 888-8173

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