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  • June 14, 2024

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Texas Capital Award $850K for Austin Affordable Housing

60-Unit Complex Designed for Victims of Abuse and Homelessness

Left to right: Worley Barker and Laura Webb with Texas Capital, Alex Fitzgerald with FHLB Dallas, Julia Spann with SAFE, David Lopez and Barbra Boeta with Texas Capital.
AUSTIN, TEXAS, June 14, 2024 — An $850,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), through its member Texas Capital, will help fund a 60-unit multifamily affordable housing development designed for victims of abuse and homelessness in Austin, Texas. 

The AHP grant was awarded to SAFE, an Austin-based nonprofit that supports survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking.  A ceremonial groundbreaking was held this week to commemorate the occasion. 

“This development is so important for families fleeing violence who need a safe place to stay,”  said Julia Spann, CEO of SAFE. “We are grateful for the support we’ve received from FHLB Dallas and Texas Capital.” 

The Lancaster will provide high-quality housing paired with voluntary, wrap-around services for Austin’s most vulnerable. It’s designed with comfort and safety in mind for those who have experienced long-term trauma, violence and homelessness.

“Texas Capital is honored to play a role in this project, which will increase access to safe, supportive housing for the most vulnerable members of our Central Texas community,” said Claire Harrison, managing director and Austin market president at Texas Capital. “As we continue investing in our local community, we look forward to strengthening our relationship with SAFE to support the life-saving impact of their work for years to come.”  

AHP grants assist FHLB Dallas members in financing the purchase, construction and rehabilitation of owner-occupied, rental or transitional housing and housing for homeless individuals. The funds must be used to benefit households with incomes at or below 80 percent of the median income for the area. 

“This development will provide affordable housing for some of the most vulnerable populations — those who have experienced trauma, violence and homelessness. We are pleased to help bring this project to life to benefit those who need this critical assistance,” said Greg Hettrick, senior vice president and director of Community Investment at FHLB Dallas. 

In 2023, FHLB Dallas awarded $28.4 million in AHP General Fund grants to 43 affordable housing projects. The grants will help create 2,677 new or rehabilitated housing units. In 2024, $79.4 million has been allocated for the AHP General Fund. Learn more about the FHLB Dallas Affordable Housing Program

About Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.
Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCBI), a member of the Russell 2000® Index and the S&P MidCap 400®, the parent company of Texas Capital Bank d/b/a Texas Capital, is a full-service financial services firm that delivers customized solutions to businesses, entrepreneurs and individual customers. Founded in 1998, the institution is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth, building a network of clients across the country. With the ability to service clients through their entire lifecycles, Texas Capital established commercial banking, consumer banking, investment banking and wealth management capabilities. All services are subject to applicable laws, regulations, and service terms. Member FDIC. For more information, please visit

About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas 
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 11 district banks in the FHLBank System created by Congress in 1932. FHLB Dallas, with total assets of $125.1 billion as of March 31, 2024, is a member-owned cooperative that supports housing and community development by providing competitively priced loans and other credit products to approximately 800 members and associated institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

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