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Lender Spotlight: Kendrick Speight, BancorpSouth Mortgage, Tuscaloosa

April 01, 2020

The recipient of BancorpSouth Mortgage’s Rising Star Award and Top Community Development Lender Award, Kendrick Speight has made a name for himself at the company he has been with for three years. Speight has more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage business, and he’s been working with AHFA programs since 2009 when he found out about them from a co-worker who used them regularly.

Q: What do you think is the greatest benefit of AHFA programs for customers?
A: The greatest benefit of AHFA is the opportunity for homebuyers to purchase their dream home without the worry of a heavy down payment.

Q: What do you like most about AHFA’s programs?
A: The process is quite easy. It has been simplified over the years, and now it's outstanding how easy it is to complete the process to use AHFA programs.

Q: What do you find most rewarding about your job?
A: I find it most rewarding helping my community, family, friends and anyone make, what to some will be, the biggest investment in their lifetime. Homeownership can be a generational game changer for many. Educating, coaching, and being there every step of the way in the mortgage and homebuying process is really rewarding and special to me. I feel like everyone is created to do something special and unique in their life to help people and make things better than how you found it, and I believe this is my calling to do! AHFA is a great resource to help me do what I love, which is strengthening communities through homeownership.