Outreach and Events

To provide the basis for formulating its 2017 initiatives, the Bank, in 2016, engaged in events throughout its district where community lending and market needs were discussed with developers, nonprofit organizations, CRA regulators, lending professionals, and others. In addition to gathering community lending and market needs data and information, Bank staff participated as speakers, panelists, moderators, or exhibitors at these events, better positioning themselves to understand market needs. The Bank also leveraged members of its Affordable Housing Advisory Council and members of its board of directors to further enhance community feedback. A summary of the Bank’s 2016 participation in 58 events is as follows:

Event

Date/Location

Description; Participants; Focus

JANUARY

South Florida Community Development Coalition (SFCDC) Event

Miami, FL

  • FHLBank Atlanta’s AHP products and services
  • 23 attendees; local-based nonprofits
FEBRUARY

CRA Interagency Conference (FDIC, OCC, Federal Reserve)

Los Angeles, CA

  • Reception for Bank shareholders and regulators attending the 2016 Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference
  • 35 attendees
Alabama Housing Finance Authority 2016 HOME/Housing Credit Application Workshop Montgomery, AL
  • Bank products for multifamily housing developers
  • 14 attendees; for-profit and nonprofit rental developers

Commercial Real Estate Strategies Seminar (University of Alabama)

Birmingham, AL

  • Bank’s products and services related to commercial real estate
  • Advisory Council member in attendance
  • 34 attendees; real estate industry professionals

TriStar Breakfast AHP Networking Meeting

Atlanta, GA

  • Bank-hosted event on AHP and public finance opportunities
  • 13 attendees; developer audience
DeKalb County Development Authority Meeting Atlanta, GA
  • The Bank’s public finance services and opportunities
  • 20+ attendees; government officials
MARCH
Atlanta BeltLine Development Finance Workshop Atlanta, GA
  • Bank-hosted event for nonprofit and for-profit developers
  • 115+ attendees; panels included public and private sector lending professionals
Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) Event – “Local Authorities: Partners in Economic Development” Perry, GA
  • Letters of credit and how the Bank can help facilitate local economic growth
  • 15 attendees; government officials
Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Coalition Institute Meeting Washington, DC
  • CIS Director and Sales & Trading Operations Manager attended
  • 20+ attendees; CDFI audience
Strengthen Alabama Homes Program (SAHP) Structured Partnership Product (SPP) Information Day Mobile, AL
  • Pre-launch of structured partnership product (SPP) between FHLBank Atlanta and the Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI)
  • 7 attendees
APRIL
FHLBank System CIO Meeting Atlanta, GA
  • CIS Director and CIS Risk Management hosted the meeting
  • 40 attendees
OCC Minority Depository (MDI) Meeting Washington, DC
  • Bank representatives attended convening of the OCC’s Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee (MDIAC)
  • Regulators and bankers in attendance
National Association of Local HFAs – Board Meeting and Dinner Washington, DC
  • Discussion involving a broad range of issues related to HFAs and community development
  • 13 attendees; local HFA representatives
FHLBank Atlanta CDFI Workshop Atlanta, GA
  • FHLBank Atlanta products for CDFIs
  • 11 attendees

African American Mayors Association (AAMA) Annual Conference

 

Washington, DC
  • Mayors discussed strategies to connect their cities to national policy objectives for the benefit of their residents
  • CIS Director and CIS Public Finance Relationship Manager attended
  • The current chair of the AAMA is an Advisory Council member
  • Bank’s product and services offering and letter of credit and bond opportunities
  • 23 attendees
North Carolina Bankers Association American Mortgage Conference Raleigh, NC
  • CIS Director delivered a presentation on “Banking the Unbanked,” an initiative in response to concerns of predatory lending and FinTech’s effect on traditional banks’ ability to maintain and acquire new customers
  • 140+ conference attendees/20 during presentation; mortgage bankers
Virginia Association of Housing Community Development Officials (VAHCDO) Annual Conference Virginia Beach, VA
  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event
  • Addressing today’s challenges to preserving affordable housing
  • 150+ attendees; local government officials

CRA Business Development Forum

Huntsville, AL
  • Opening remarks provided by The Honorable Thomas "Tommy" Battle, Jr., Mayor of the City of Huntsville; Scott E. Latham, President and CEO of the Alabama Bankers Association; Advisory Council member and Executive Director of the Alabama Center for Real Estate Grayson Glaze
  • Regulator panel participation from FDIC, OCC, and Federal Reserve
  • CIS Director and Bank staff presented the Bank’s community lending products and their double bottom line impact on banks’ business development and CRA objectives
  • 32 participants

MAY

HFA CFO Conference St. Petersburg, FL
  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event; Bank representatives on hand to meet with both lenders and end-beneficiaries of the Bank’s products and services
  • 13 attendees
Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Board Meeting & Capitol Hill Night Washington, DC
  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event; Bank representative on hand to meet with lenders and end-beneficiaries of the Bank’s products and services
  • 27 attendees
The PenFed Foundation's Night of Heroes Gala

Washington, DC

  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event Annual gala to honor those who have demonstrated leadership in providing support and services to our returning military veterans and their families
  • 160+ attendees
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) SPP Public Launch

Atlanta, GA

  • The Bank’s Chief Business Officer and CIS staff hosted the launch of the Bank’s SPP with the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
  • Kick-off event for shareholders participating in the 2016 Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Housing Initiative Program
  • 28 attendees; local officials, shareholders, realtors
SAHP SPP In-market Event Public Launch

Mobile, AL

  • Launch of SPP; Bank representatives and Director of Alabama Department of Insurance, Brian E. Powell, provided an overview and explained the benefits of the SPP
  • 23 attendees

“Developing Downtown” Conference (Seyfarth Shaw)

Atlanta, GA

  • Bank representative delivered a presentation on the Bank’s bond and letter of credit opportunities
  • 12 attendees; public officials

JUNE

National Housing Conference (NHC) 44th Annual Housing Visionary Award Gala

Columbia, SC

  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event; NHC’s 44th Annual Housing Visionary Award Gala and 2016 Annual Policy Symposium – two days of focus on what matters most to the affordable housing community: the policies and practices that will move housing forward
  • 150+ attendees
GEDA Economic Development Conference

Atlanta, GA

  • Bank representative on hand to answer questions regarding the Bank’s bond and letter of credit opportunities
  • 22 attendees; local officials
FHLBank Atlanta Annual Member Conference

Amelia Island, FL

  • CIS Director presented on “Banking the Unbanked”
  • 147 attendees/25 at presentation
Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Georgia Financing Roundtable Conference

Atlanta, GA

  • Bank representative on hand to discuss letter of credit and bond financing opportunities
  • 46 attendees; local officials

JULY

Florida Association of Local HFAs (FL ALHFA) Annual Education Conference

St. Petersburg, FL

  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event 
  • Bank representatives presented regarding Structured Partnerships for 2017 and ideas on how to increase business with local HFAs
  • 140+ attendees; Executive Directors, board, and staff of each FL local housing finance agency
AUGUST

 

 
Homebuilder Partnerships with Federal Home Loan Banks

Virtual

  • Chief Business Officer and CIS Director presented during NAHB-hosted webinar targeting developers of affordable housing rental units to enhance current and potential users’ understanding of Bank products and requirements and benefits
  • 11 participants

CRA Business Development Forum

Arlington, VA

  • Opening remarks provided by The Honorable Christian Dorsey, Board Member of Arlington County Board; Art Bowen, Managing Director of Program Administration for the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Advisory Council member; and Clarissa McAdoo, former Executive Director, Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and Advisory Council member
  • Regulator panel participation from FDIC, OCC, and Federal Reserve
  • CIS Director and Bank staff presented the Bank’s community lending products and their double bottom line impact on banks’ business development and CRA objectives
  • 33 participants
Banco do Brasil Business Development Luncheon

Orlando, FL

  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event
  • Networking event involving elected officials, developers, realtors, chamber of commerce, nonprofits, etc.
  • CIS Director hosted the event to connect local business drivers in Central Florida with Banco do Brasil
  • 40+ attendees
Depository CDFI Federal Reserve Event

Jackson, Mississippi

  • Bank co-sponsored event with Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Bank representatives participated in a panel discussion to explore priorities, opportunities, strategies, regulatory issues, and other topics affecting CDFI banks in the Southeast
  • 140 participants

SEPTEMBER

Florida Housing Coalition (FHC) 2016 Conference

Orlando, FL

  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event
  • Bank representative on hand at the Bank’s exhibit booth to meet with both lenders and end-beneficiaries of the Bank’s products and services
  • CIS Director presented during a breakout panel
  • 700 participants
Florida Developer Feedback Session

Orlando, FL

  • The Bank hosted a “Dispelling the Myths” workshop in response to misconceptions regarding the Bank’s AHP Competitive application, scoring, underwriting, awards, etc. and to provide clarification and a better understanding of the many benefits of the AHP Competitive
  • 18 attendees
Florida Developer/Shareholder Meet & Greet

Orlando, FL

  • The Bank hosted a “Meet & Greet” reception for developers and Bank shareholders to connect with for-profit and nonprofit developers and sponsors doing business in the Florida area
  • 30 attendees
South Carolina Association of Community & Economic Development (SCACED) CED Conference

Greenville, SC

  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event
  • Bank representatives on hand to meet with lenders and other attendees to discuss CIS products and services
  • 20 participants

South Carolina Developer Feedback Session

Greenville, SC

  • Bank-hosted “Dispelling the Myths” workshop in response to misconceptions regarding the Bank’s AHP Competitive application, scoring, underwriting, awards, etc., and to provide clarification and a better understanding of the many benefits of the AHP Competitive
  • Advisory Council member Valarie Williams attended and made opening remarks
  • 11 attendees
South Carolina Developer/Shareholder Meet and Greet

Greenville, SC

  • The Bank hosted a “Meet & Greet” reception for developers and Bank shareholders to connect with for-profit and nonprofit developers and sponsors doing business in the South Carolina area
  • 15 attendees
Habitat for Humanity of Florida 2016 State Conference

Orlando, FL

  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event
  • Florida Habitat for Humanity training conference, bringing together affiliate leaders, staff, volunteers, and Habitat for Humanity partners
  • Bank representative presented the Bank’s products and services
  • 40 participants
Virginia Housing Credit Conference

Richmond, VA

  • Bank representative attended the conference to answer questions related to the Bank’s products and the AHP Competitive application process
  • 35 attendees; LIHTC developers
National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) 2016 Annual Conference & Showplace and FHLBank Atlanta-hosted District HFA Executive Directors' Lunch

Miami, FL

  • The Bank hosted a lunch and presentation for Executive Directors and other staff of the district’s HFAs
  • 30 participants
FDIC Tampa Forum

Tampa, FL

  • CIS Director presented on how  AHP Competitive could be used for multifamily and supportive housing development
  • 75 attendees; public officials, developers, regulators
OCTOBER

Alabama Developer Feedback Session

Montgomery, AL
  • Bank-hosted “Dispelling the Myths” workshop in response to misconceptions regarding the Bank’s AHP Competitive application, scoring, underwriting, awards, etc., and to provide clarification and a better understanding of the many benefits of the AHP Competitive program
  • Co-sponsored with Alabama Housing Finance Agency
  • Bank board member Robert Strickland, Advisory Council member John Rucker, and Advisory Council member Grayson Glaze also presented
  • 28 participants

Alabama Developer/Shareholder Meet and Greet

Montgomery, AL
  • The Bank hosted a “Meet & Greet” reception for developers and Bank shareholders to connect with for-profit and nonprofit developers and sponsors doing business in the Alabama area
  • Bank board member Robert Strickland, Advisory Council member John Rucker, and Advisory Council member Grayson Glaze also in attendance
  • 25 attendees
National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA) Fall Conference Washington, DC
  • The Bank co-hosted this event with the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies
  • Bank helped organize event, invited FHLBank Boston as a partner
  • CIS Director and Sales and Trading Manager presented
  • 50 attendees
NC Bankers/CICCAR "Housing Works" NC Affordable Housing Conference Raleigh, NC
  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event
  • CIS Director presented the Bank’s community lending products and highlighted the Bank’s supportive housing and veterans product and services suite
  • 500 conference attendees/45 attended Bank’s panel
Habitat for Humanity of Georgia 2016 State Conference Braselton, GA
  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event
  • 35 attendees
Maryland Community Development Network's 3rd Annual Community Development Week Baltimore, MD
  • The Bank was a sponsor of the annual conference
  • The Community Development Network of Maryland is a statewide network made up of over 180 member organizations from across the state
Joint Presentation with Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GADCA) Atlanta, GA
  • Bank representative provided overview of AHP Competitive
  • Attendees were tax credit housing developers

Washington, D.C. Developer Feedback Session

Washington, DC
  • Bank-hosted “Dispelling the Myths” workshop in response to misconceptions regarding the Bank’s AHP Competitive application, scoring, underwriting, awards, etc., and to provide clarification and a better understanding of the many benefits of AHP Competitive
  • Advisory Council member Lisa Mallory and Bank board member Brian Argrett also presented
  • 35 attendees

Washington, D.C. Developer/ Shareholder Meet and Greet

Washington, DC
  • The Bank hosted a “Meet & Greet” reception for developers and Bank shareholders to connect with for-profit and nonprofit developers and sponsors doing business in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Advisory Council member Lisa Mallory and Bank board member Brian Argrett also in attendance
  • 25 attendees
FDIC Annual Economic Inclusion Conference Tuskegee, AL
  • Bank representative participated in a panel discussion during the forum to explore priorities, opportunities, strategies, regulatory issues, and other topics affecting CDFI banks in the Southeast
  • 40 attendees
2016 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference Dinner Atlanta, GA
  • Bank representatives hosted a dinner to collaborate with shareholder CDFIs that attended the conference
  • 20 attendees
NOVEMBER
CDFA’s 30th National Development Finance Summit New Orleans, LA
  • Bank representative presented on a panel as a bond finance expert to an audience of issuers, developers, state agencies, and bond attorneys
  • 150+ attendees
Housing Forum/Banker's Roundtable Miami, FL
  • FDIC, OCC, and FHLBank Atlanta collaborated to host forum to highlight opportunities to close workforce housing gap in Miami-Dade County
  • Bank representative participated as an information resource for 75+ attendees looking to better understand AHP Competitive and Set-Aside products
  • Lenders, nonprofits, etc.
National Bank of Commerce/Reunion Bank Business Development Luncheon St. Augustine, FL
  • The Bank hosted a networking event for National Bank of Commerce/Reunion Bank of Florida involving local officials, developers, realtors, chamber of commerce, nonprofits, etc.
  • CIS Director moderated the event and a discussion on the residential and commercial business opportunities in St. Johns and Volusia counties
  • 20 attendees
2016 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference Roanoke, VA
  • The Bank was a sponsor of the event
  • Bank representatives attended to answer questions and provide materials regarding the Bank’s products and services
  • Over 750 attendees; affordable housing advocates, practitioners, and policy makers

 

 
 
 

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