April 2020
A Message from AHFA About COVID-19
AHFA continues to monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the last several weeks of social and economic constraints, AHFA has remained open and continues to serve the affordable housing needs of families in Alabama. As part of the nation’s critical financial services infrastructure, AHFA has assisted numerous homeowners adversely affected by the coronavirus, while weathering its own internal stresses to maintain a safe and protective workplace.

Although our office is closed to visitors, all our other usual resources are open and available to do business with us. COVID-19-related information can be found on both AHFA.com and ServSol.com . Please check AHFA's websites and social media channels for the latest updates.
Congratulations to AHFA's FY20, 2nd Quarter Leading Lenders!

Each quarter, AHFA recognizes the top loan officers who are closing the most deals using AHFA homeownership programs: Step Up, Affordable Income Subsidy Grant, and Mortgage Credit Certificates.

The top three Leading Lenders for Fiscal Year 2020, 2nd Quarter are, in alphabetical order:

Congratulations to these lenders! We appreciate them utilizing our programs to make buying a home more affordable for Alabamians.
Student Spotlight: Jilliana Boyd, Albertville
In 2000, the Alabama Affordable Housing Association (AAHA) created an education scholarship program for residents of member-owned apartment properties in Alabama. The scholarship funds are donated by the owners, contractors, architects, accountants, property management companies, investors, lenders, developers, and various vendors that make up AAHA’s membership as well as other interested individuals. Since its inception, the AAHA resident scholarship fund has awarded more than $750,000 in college and vocational scholarships. 

Meet Jillianna Boyd of Albertville:

Originally from Albertville, a preschool-age Jilli Boyd and her mother relocated to Birmingham for access to better educational options. The recession of 2008 caused Boyd’s mother to lose all three of her jobs and led them to move back to Albertville to be closer to family.

The Boyds were able to secure an apartment at Angela Meadows, a 48-unit development financed in part by $287,629 in Housing Credits administered by AHFA.

“It has been safe, sanitary and affordable,” said Boyd. “But it was amazing how many children I met in that neighborhood and how many families. You are never alone, ever. The property managers don’t talk down to you. They are always there to build you up and help you get back on your feet.”

Boyd graduated from Albertville High School in May 2016 with plans to attend a four-year university as a communications major. However, when her mother was diagnosed with cancer, things went a different direction. Around the same time, Boyd’s mother decided to enroll in school at Snead State Community College to complete her own education.

Residents Staying Home to Save Lives Receive Easter Surprises
Deo Volente, an Auburn-based nonprofit that provides services to residents of affordable housing communities, and one of its developer partners, Vizion Driven Communities, recently distributed Easter goodies to residents at various AHFA-funded complexes in the Auburn area.

Vizion Driven Principal & CEO Judy Van Dyke said, "During this time, when people are secluded, we wanted to be sure the tenants at each property received some kind act to celebrate Easter. In making these plans, we tried to provide something significant to each family as well as support local businesses that are currently suffering."

  • Residents at Shepherd's Cove and Grace Ridge received gift cards to Niffer's Place for meals to be picked up when needed.
  • The children of residents at Bedell and Oakley Cove received Easter baskets prepared by the property manager.
  • Residents at Shiloh and Grace Pointe received potted plants purchased from a local nurseryman.
  • Residents at Springridge, Jubilee and Solstice received gift baskets.

Their combined effort served 520 families in Lee, Russell, and St. Clair counties.  

Deo Volente was founded in 2011 to provide services for the residents of developments and to meet the needs of families, elderly, and children in affordable housing developments.
Customer CareNet Helps Customers Manage Their Accounts Online

We know access to their mortgage accounts is a top priority to our ServiSolutions customers. We offer many options, including online account management, to help customers make their payments and access their accounts without a customer service representative.

Customers can manage their accounts online via the Customer CareNet (CCN) service available at  http://www.ServSol.com/ . CCN allows customers to make payments, review statements, view basic loan balances, get account notifications, and much m ore. Plus, CCN is mobile friendly.
AHFA Offices to Close for May Holiday
The AHFA and ServiSolutions offices will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26.
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