September 2020
AHFA Celebrates 20 Years of Step Up Homeownership Program
AHFA launched the Step Up program on September 8, 2000. This made Alabama the first state to provide this type of financing and down payment assistance to moderate-income homebuyers.

Since then, Step Up has helped more than 18,500 families across the state. AHFA Executive Director Robert Strickland said, “The Step Up program eliminates one of the largest obstacles to buying a home. We are honored to do our part to help Alabamians realize the dream of homeownership.”

We want to thank our participating lenders for promoting and using Step Up to help Alabamaians purchase a home more affordably. We look forward to continue working with you to make the next 20 years of Step Up even more successful!

For more information about Step Up, visit
Alabama Housing Finance Authority |