LEXINGTON, MS - This is a news release from FHLB
"When it would rain, I'd go to the hardware store and get some tar, then in the attic, I had to guess where the leaks were in the roof. Sometimes I'd guess right," Mr. Matthews said. "I'd be up there, passing buckets down to my wife to empty."
The Matthews emptied buckets and tarred the leaky roof for eight years, but the work left Mr. Matthews disabled. During a storm several years ago, Mr. Matthews broke his back moving along the rafters.
Today, the peace of mind that comes with the new roof has finally sunk in. Mr. Matthews said for the first few storms, he instinctively ran to the attic.
"I know there are some people who have a mindset of 'get it while it's free'," he said. "That's not me. I really appreciate all that was done for me and my family."
Ms. Greer appreciates the support, too.
"BankPlus gave CSLC a chance in the housing industry when other banks said 'no'," Ms. Greer said. "What I like about working with BankPlus is the passion and concern this group has for the people in their communities."
Through members such as BankPlus, FHLB Dallas annually returns 10 percent of its profits in the form of AHP grants to the communities served by its member institutions. AHP grants fund a variety of projects, including home rehabilitation and modifications for low-income, elderly, and special-needs residents; down payment and closing cost assistance for qualified first-time homebuyers; and the construction of low-income, multifamily rental communities and single-family homes.