BankPlus and FHLB Dallas provide home repair grant to Mississippi woman

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The Special Needs Assistance Program provided $7,000 for a new roof

JACKSON, Mississippi–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mary Holmes, a retired resident of Jackson, Mississippi, is living comfortably in her home again after receiving Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) funding to replace her roof. After years of uncertainty about how she could afford to replace her aging roof, Ms Holmes received a $7,000 SNAP grant from BankPlus and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas).

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A Jackson, Mississippi woman has lived in her home for 42 years and is thrilled with her new roof thanks to a $7,000 SNAP grant awarded to her by BankPlus and FHLB Dallas. (Photo: BusinessWire)

The roof was leaking and desperately needed replacing.

“I lived in this house for 42 years. It was brand new when I moved in, but over time repairs were needed and it’s hard to do that while living on a fixed income,’ Ms Holmes said.

Mark Ouellette, senior vice-president of BankPlus, said keeping residents comfortable and safe in their homes was a priority for the bank.

“Many of our customers have owned their homes for decades and as repairs progress, we are honored to be able to help them secure financing through SNAP and are grateful for our partnership with FHLB Dallas to make this happen. happen,” he said.

Through member institutions, SNAP provides grants for the repair and rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing for eligible individuals with special needs. FHLB Dallas has earmarked $1.5 million of its 2022 Affordable Housing Program funds for SNAP grants.

“We’ve worked with BankPlus to distribute SNAP funds to Mississippi families for many years,” said Greg Hettrick, senior vice president and director of community investment at FHLB Dallas. “They understand the impact of this program on enabling residents to live independently and safely in their homes.”

For more information on SNAP, visit

About BankPlus

Founded in 1909, BankPlus is one of the Southeast’s leading regional banks serving consumers and businesses with the latest technology through a full range of financial services including retail banking, commercial banking, mortgages and wealth management. With over $6.5 billion in total assets, BankPlus operates more than 90 financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. For more information about BankPlus, visit

About Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 11 district banks in the FHLBank system established by Congress in 1932. FHLB Dallas, with total assets of $62.6 billion as of March 31, 2022, is a cooperative owned by its members 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 our website at

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