What is Step Up?
Step Up is a homeownership program designed specifically for moderate-income home buyers who can afford a mortgage, but need help with the down payment.
The down payment funds are secured by a 10-year second mortgage and are combined with a 30-year, fixed-rate first mortgage. Since the loans are serviced by ServiSolutions, a department of AHFA, homeowners have only one check to write each month. Program participants must complete a homebuyer education course to qualify.
Participants who earn less than $97,300 are eligible for the Step Up program, regardless of household size or location.