Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta announces three new members of its Affordable Housing Advisory Council

ATLANTA, Jan. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) today announced the appointment of three new members to its Affordable Housing Advisory Council (Board). The Board plays an important role in helping FHLBank Atlanta fulfill its community lending and affordable housing mission, and works closely with FHLBank Atlanta’s Board of Directors and management to ensure that community lending needs and Housing Funding Bank District Communities are satisfied. There are 15 seats on the FHLBank Atlanta board.

New members:

Sharon Bell is co-founder and principal of Dworbell, Inc., which provides management, advocacy, communications and public relations services to entities in the area of ​​affordable housing and housing finance. The company provides staff to the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association and the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, and helps publish the tax credit advisor magazine, which focuses on the development of affordable rental housing using the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and other public and private housing programs. Ms. Bell’s housing experience spans 40 years. She is executive director of the Council of Large Affordable Homeowners and was previously Senior Vice President of Multi-Family Housing and Housing for the 55+ at the National Association of Home Builders. Ms. Bell has numerous professional affiliations such as Greenline Ventures, Trust for Community Housing and the David Reznick Foundation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Consumer Economics from the University of Michigan.

Nitsi Bennett has served as President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County, Inc. since 2003. Ms. Bennett’s accomplishments with the organization include developing and launching the first homes built in the county of Okaloosa who have been certified GREEN by 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 more than 2,000. The 37 years of Ms. Bennett’s experience in housing and nonprofit organizations includes running a foundation for children and adults with developmental disabilities, campaign leadership for the United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties, and condominium and the brokerage of a real estate company. . Ms. Bennett was appointed to the Affordable Housing Advisory Council of the Okaloosa County Board of Commissioners and served as Vice President of the Okaloosa County Chamber of Commerce and President of the Rotary Club of Fort Walton Beach. She earned 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 multifamily housing. Mr. Miller’s responsibilities within the Consortium include developing and maintaining new relationships with multi-family real estate developers and coordinating with its 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 products and services offered to members of the Alabama Banker’s Association. Additionally, Mr. Miller served as Vice President of First Citizens Bank in Luverne, Alabama, where he analyzed and funded consumer, commercial 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 Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking.

About the Affordable Housing Advisory Council
FHLBank Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council includes 15 representatives from a diverse group of community and nonprofit organizations actively involved in providing or promoting low- and middle-income housing and community loans in the district of FHL Bank Atlanta. The Council provides advice to the FHLBank Atlanta Board of Directors on ways in which 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 financing, community development grants, and other banking services to help member financial institutions make affordable home loans and provide economic development credit to neighborhoods and communities. The Bank’s members – its shareholders and customers – are commercial banks, credit unions, thrift 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.

For more information visit our website at www.fhlbatl.com.

CONTACT: Peter E. Garuccio
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
[email protected]

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