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Flagstar Announces Community Grants Tied to New Branch Openings

Now Accepting Nominations for Midtown

TROY, Mich., Jan. 28, 2015—Flagstar Bank has announced a program to connect its new branches to their neighborhoods and make a lasting impact in the community. Flagstar’s new branch in Midtown at 3901 Woodward Ave. in Detroit is the first participant in the program.

Called Michigan Makeovers, the program awards a $5,000 grant for a revitalization project in the market area of Flagstar’s new branches. The public nominates its favorite project via and can vote on the site or at the Midtown branch.

“We’re thinking typical projects might be lighting or landscaping for a downtown area, a community garden, or a bike path—things like that,” said Dave VanderPloeg, director of Retail Banking for Flagstar. “It’s a way for us to make an impact in the community that lives on after our branch opening.”

Nominations for Midtown can be submitted online until Feb. 11. A Flagstar panel will review and select three projects, and these will be voted on by the public from Feb. 17 until March 3. Representatives of the top vote-getter will receive the grant in a check presentation at the new branch. The process will repeat with each new or relocated Flagstar branch.

A final piece of the program is a sweepstakes for a Night on the Town that everyone who votes on a makeover will be entered into for a chance to win. The “town” will be specific to the locale of the branch.

Hours at the Midtown branch are Monday and Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

About Flagstar  

Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC) is a $9.8 billion savings and loan holding company headquartered in Troy, Mich. Flagstar Bank, FSB, the largest bank headquartered in Michigan, provides commercial, small business, and consumer banking services through 107 branches in the state. It also provides home loans through a wholesale network of brokers and correspondents in all 50 states, as well as through 26 retail centers in 15 states. Flagstar is the ninth largest national originator of mortgage loans and a top 20 mortgage servicer, handling payments and recordkeeping for over $75 billion of home loans for nearly 400,000 borrowers. For more information, please visit