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The Baumgartens, Northport

Caleb & Taylor

AHFA first met Taylor Baumgarten in 2016 as a recipient of a scholarship from the Alabama Affordable Housing Association. Taylor lived in an affordable housing development, financed in part by AHFA funding, in Albertville with her father and older sister. 

Taylor's scholarship helped pay for her education at Shelton State Community College and the University of Alabama, where she was a cheerleader alongside now-husband, Caleb. The two recently got married and purchased their first home with the help of AHFA's Step Up program.

Taylor and Caleb, a loan officer himself, share how the Step Up program benefited them and made their homebuying dream a reality.