ATLANTA, Jan. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) today announced the appointment of three new members to its Affordable Housing Advisory Board (Council). The Board plays an important role in helping FHLBank Atlanta fulfill its mission of community lending and affordable housing, and works closely with the board and management of FHLBank Atlanta to ensure that community lending and funding needs housing communities in the Bank district are satisfied. There are 15 seats on the FHLBank Atlanta Board.
Sharon Bell is the co-founder and director of Dworbell, Inc., which provides management, advocacy, communications and public relations services to affordable housing and housing finance entities. The company provides staff for the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association and the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, and contributes to the publication of Tax Credit Advisor magazine, which focuses on the development of affordable rental housing using the federal credit program. low income housing tax. and other public and private housing programs. Ms. Bell’s experience in housing spans 40 years. She is the Executive Director of the Council of Large Affordable Housing Owners and was previously Senior Vice President of Multifamily and 55+ Housing at the National Association of Home Builders. Ms. Bell has many professional affiliations such as Greenline Ventures, Trust for Community Housing and the David Reznick Foundation. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Consumer Economics from the University of Michigan.
Nitsi Bennett has been President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County, Inc., since 2003. Some of Ms. Bennett’s accomplishments with the organization include the development and launch of the first homes built in County of Okaloosa who have been certified GREEN through the Florida Green Building Coalition, creating the first Habitat for Humanity ReStore in the county, increasing the number of homes rehabilitated or built and increasing the number of volunteers to over 2,000 Ms. Bennett’s 37 years of housing and nonprofit experience includes leading a foundation for children and adults with developmental disabilities, as campaign manager for the United Way of Okaloosa Counties. Walton, and as a co-owner and broker of a real estate company. . Ms. Bennett has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the Council of Commissioners on Affordable Housing for Okaloosa County and has served as Vice President of the Okaloosa County Chamber of Commerce and President of the Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science / International Relations and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Trenton State University. Jackson Scott Miller is executive director of the Alabama Multifamily Loan Consortium Inc., which provides permanent mortgages for multi-family housing. Mr. Miller’s responsibilities within the Consortium include developing and maintaining new relationships with multi-family real estate developers and coordinating with his member banks regarding the ongoing management of each bank’s loan portfolio. His previous professional experience includes serving as President of Alabama Banking Services, Inc., which evaluated the products and services offered to members of the Alabama Banker’s Association. In addition, Mr. Miller was vice president of First Citizens Bank in Luverne, Alabama, where he analyzed and funded consumer, business and agricultural loans. Mr. Miller has served as President of Leadership Community Bankers, the Luverne Kiwanis Club and the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Management from Auburn University, Samford University / Community Bankers Association of Alabama Community Banking School and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
About the Affordable Housing Advisory Board The FHLBank Atlanta Affordable Housing Advisory Board includes 15 representatives from a diverse group of community and non-profit organizations actively involved in the provision or promotion of low-income housing and moderate and community loans in the FHLBank Atlanta district. The Board advises the FHLBank Atlanta Board of Directors on how the Bank can improve the effectiveness of its housing finance and community lending mission.
About Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta FHLBank Atlanta offers competitively priced finance, community development grants, and other banking services to help member financial institutions obtain affordable mortgages and provide home loans. economic development to neighborhoods and communities. The members of the Bank (its shareholders and customers) are commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions, and insurance companies located 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 provided approximately $ 7 billion in Affordable Housing Program funds, helping more than 990,000 households.
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CONTACT: Peter E. Garuccio Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta [email protected] 404.888.8143
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