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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces New Advisory Council Member


Sharon Cook
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta


Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces
New Advisory Council Member


ATLANTA, March 21, 2017—  Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that it has appointed Felicia Watkins-Jackson as its newest member of the Affordable Housing Advisory Council.

Felicia Watkins-Jackson is the executive director of the Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. (ARCH). Mrs. Jackson has deep expertise in the HUD Continuum of Care process, FEMA Disaster Case Management, affordable housing and community development, as well as a strong track record of developing successful collaborations among government, housing developers, private sector, nonprofit, and community partners. As the director of the Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care (HUD AL-507), Mrs. Jackson serves as the gatekeeper for 42 counties within the State of Alabama, providing housing and supportive services to low-income homeless or at-risk of homelessness individuals and families. As the leading liaison for the agency, Mrs. Jackson is solely responsible for the administrative and fiscal management of several HUD-funded programs. She also serves as the Homelessness Committee co-chair of the governor-established Alabama Executive Veterans Network (AlaVetNet) and vice president for the Alabama Alliance to End Homelessness. Her educational studies include degrees in communications and public relations from Alabama State University and numerous professional certifications in nonprofit management, construction and rehab, and housing counseling.


About the Affordable Housing Advisory Council
FHLBank Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council comprises 15 representatives from a diverse group of community and nonprofit organizations actively involved in providing or promoting low- and moderate-income housing and community lending within FHLBank Atlanta’s district. The Advisory Council provides advice to FHLBank Atlanta’s board of directors regarding ways in which the Bank can enhance the effectiveness of its housing finance and community lending mission.

About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
FHLBank Atlanta offers competitively-priced financing, community development grants, and other banking services to help member financial institutions make affordable home mortgages and provide economic development credit to neighborhoods and communities. The Bank's members – its shareholders and customers – are commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions, and insurance companies headquartered 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 awarded approximately $5.0 billion in Affordable Housing Program funds, assisting more than 791,000 households.

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