Media Advisory: Home Bank and FHLB Dallas to Award $16K to Metairie Nonprofit

***1:30 p.m. Friday, October 7, 1600 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70005***

METAIRIE, La., October 06, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award a $16,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) subsidy to Home by Hand, a community-based organization (CBO) that creates strong neighborhoods by redeveloping vacant and blighted properties into single family homes. The funds will be awarded at a ceremonial check presentation Friday, October 7. Media is encouraged to attend.

Home by Hand intends to use the grant proceeds for program development, including the offsetting of operational and administrative costs for its pre-sale housing homebuyer education and development of its post-sale homeownership stewardship program.

PGP grants are awarded annually through FHLB Dallas’ member institutions to help promote and strengthen relationships between CBOs and FHLB Dallas members. FHLB Dallas provides up to a 3:1 match of member contributions from $500 to $4,000 to provide up to $12,000 in matched funding. PGP grants help qualified nonprofit organizations fund a variety of operational and administrative activities that are critical to serving their communities.


Check presentation for Home by Hand


1:30 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2022


Kelvin Luster, Community Development Director, Home Bank

Mary Hopkins, SVP And Director of Financial Management, Home Bank

Carlette Davis, CRA Administrator, Home Bank

Chris Braud, Market President, Home Bank

Dee Green, Mortgage Manager, Home Bank

Larry LeBon, Commercial Relationship Manager, Home Bank

John Zollinger, Chief Banking Officer, Home Bank

Oji Alexander, Executive Director, Home by Hand, Inc.

Erica Toriello, Director of Housing Policy and Services, Home by Hand, Inc.

Colin Felsman, Housing Finance and Project Manager, Home by Hand, Inc.

Catelyn Williams, Construction Project Manager, Home by Hand, Inc.

Melanie Dill, Community and Economic Development Product Manager, FHLB Dallas


Home Bank, 1600 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70005

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