Lacking savings and with student loan debt, Micah & Alyssa Long of Montgomery didn't believe homeownership was an option. Thanks to AHFA's Step Up financing, the Longs were able to purchase their first house - a home that has become the central location for their small group bible study. And, the monthly payment is less than they were paying in rent.
Clay and Tara Tew and their two daughters were looking for safety and space in a new home. The family of four was strained for space in the trailer they owned, and they also hated leaving anytime there was bad weather. Step Up financing from AHFA made their search easier. Now the Tew family is enjoying more space, a bigger kitchen, and being closer to their jobs. Tara said, “We probably wouldn’t have been able to get a home without it. The down payment assistance was really what made it happen.”