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Community Support Statements

The Federal Home Loan Bank Act requires the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to establish a Community Support Program (CSP) for FHLBank Topeka members. CSP regulations set forth standards of community investment or services allowing FHLBank members to maintain continued access to long-term advances (term to maturity greater than one year). The CSP requires FHLBank members to submit a Community Support Statement (CSS) to documenting a member's Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 [12 U.S.C. §2901 et seq.] (CRA) performance and support of first-time homebuyers.

FHFA Public Comment on FHLBank Members
FHFA's public comment period is February 23, 2023 to March 24, 2023. FHFA will consider any public comments it receives concerning an FHLBank member when reviewing the member for community support compliance.

Instructions for submission of public comments were published in the Federal Register February 23, 2023 and can be found below.

Community Support Statement Submission
FHLBank members are highly encouraged to submit their CSS at their earliest convenience, but not later than October 31, 2023. FHLBank members must use FHFA's electronic online system to submit their CSS. FHLBank members are encouraged to keep a copy of thier CSS for future reference.

If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Bohnenkemper, Community Programs Specialist II, at 785.478.8063 or at

Submit By March 23, 2023

          FHFA Comment Available February 23, 2023

Submit before October 31, 2023

                           Submit CSS                                     Available April 3, 2023

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