Affordable Housing/Community Development

Revitalizing neighborhoods

We partner with developers, government and non-profit agencies to provide community development and affordable housing products, programs and services that renew neighborhoods and improve the lives of low- and moderate-income families.

Whether you’re a developer of affordable housing, first-time homebuyer or small business looking to expand, we can help you reach your goals through:

  • Construction financing. Our Commercial Real Estate department provides construction and permanent financing to developers of affordable and supportive housing for seniors, veterans, homeless and handicapped individuals.
  • Tax credit investments. We can provide equity by investing in Low-income Housing Tax Credits through our LIHTC Proprietary Fund with the National Equity Fund as tax credit syndicator.  We also invest in New Markets Tax Credits and provide financing to neighborhood businesses or community health and education agencies. 
  • Affordable Housing Program (AHP). Funded by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (FHLBB), the AHP encourages local planning and development of affordable-housing initiatives.  Through AHP, grants and interest rate subsidies are awarded to organizations that address low- to moderate-income housing needs throughout our four-state market.

How to apply for AHP funding

  • The FHLBB AHP online application is available from late July through early September; awards are announced by the FHLBB in December
  • Prospective applicants should contact our Community Development Officer in the Spring to discuss the proposed housing development
  • Applicants are also encouraged to review the following information available at FHLBBoston.com third party link:
    • AHP Round Announcement
    • AHP Notice of Changes
    • AHP Implementation Plan

For more information contact:

Peter Mosbacher, Senior Vice President, Community Development Officer
Phone: 203-328-8113