M&T Bank Helps Housing Groups Access $3.7 Million in Affordable Housing Grants

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Hundreds of low-income families in New York and Pennsylvania will get quality affordable housing thanks to eight grants totaling $3.7 million sponsored by M&T Bank through the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) of The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York.

Member-lenders of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, such as M&T Bank, sponsor local applications for projects designed to develop safe and affordable housing for seniors, special needs populations and low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. The AHP grants often allow not-for-profit organizations to access an additional funding source to complete capital projects.

“Safe and affordable housing is an important issue in all communities served by M&T Bank. Through our ongoing partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank, we’re now able to provide resources to redevelop or rehab 327 apartments and houses so low-income families, seniors and individuals with disabilities have quality housing,” said JoAnne Schwartz, Community Reinvestment Act Officer for M&T Bank.

Grant funding sponsored by M&T Bank through the Federal Home Loan Bank will benefit the following community projects: 

The grants are part of $26.4 million in Affordable Housing Program subsidies that the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York will award as its 2012 AHP grant round. In total, these grants will help to finance 37 affordable housing initiatives that will create or preserve 2,679 units of affordable housing, including more than 2,000 units of very low-income housing, in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

About Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is a Congressionally chartered, wholesale Bank. It is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, a national wholesale banking network of 12 regional, stockholder-owned banks. The FHLB of New York currently serves over 330 financial institutions in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mission of the Federal Home Loan Banks is to support the efforts of local members to help provide financing for America’s homebuyers.

About M&T Bank
Founded in Buffalo, NY, in 1856, M&T Bank Corp. is one of the 20 largest U.S. bank holding companies, with more than 750 branch offices and 2,000 ATMs in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Delaware.