ATLANTA, July 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that it has appointed Priscilla Howard as its newest member of the Affordable Housing Advisory Council.
Priscilla Howard is president of The Community Solutions Group, a housing and community development advisory firm in Brandon, Florida. In this capacity she serves as a development consultant and advisor on several transactions throughout Florida. Her clients include for profit and nonprofit affordable housing developers, faith-based ministries, and local housing finance authorities. Mrs. Howard’s housing experience spans 31 years, beginning in 1986 with Florida’s Department of Community Affairs, where she administered programs designed to encourage reinvestment into neighborhoods in or near central business districts. She has firsthand knowledge of all Florida housing programs and incentives, and has worked hand-in-hand with first-time developers, nonprofits, and local governments to help them understand the intricacies of these complex financing and incentive programs. Mrs. Howard served on the City of Tallahassee’s Planning Commission, and for over eight years she served as a commissioner on the Governor’s Affordable Housing Study Commission, representing the general interests of the citizens of Florida and working with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, the Department of Community Affairs, local governments, and the Florida legislature to meet housing needs across the state. Mrs. Howard previously served on FHLBank Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council from May 2010 through 2015.
About the Affordable Housing Advisory Council
FHLBank Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council comprises 15 representatives from a diverse group of community and nonprofit organizations actively involved in providing or promoting low- and moderate-income housing and community lending within FHLBank Atlanta’s district. The Advisory Council provides advice to FHLBank Atlanta’s board of directors regarding ways in which the Bank can enhance the effectiveness of its housing finance and community lending mission.
About the Federal Home Loan Bank of 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 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Since 1990, the FHLBanks have awarded approximately $5.0 billion in Affordable Housing Program funds, assisting more than 791,000 households.
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