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A summary of news and current events from AHFA. For older news, check out our archives: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Lender Spotlight: Debra Alford

Lender Spotlight: Debra Alford, First Federal Mortgage


December's Lender Spotlight shines on Debra Alford, a top performer with First Federal Mortgage's Tuscaloosa branch

Alabama enjoys 4 percent growth in home sales during 3Q


Alabama residential sales during the third quarter of 2016 continued to improve, up 3.7 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the most recent sales report from Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE). Total sales of 15,032 units represent the best third quarter since 2007. With that said, third-quarter sales are still 9.8 percent below the quarterly peak established in 2005, when 16,674 units were sold.

Flint River, Huntsville

$10 million affordable housing project begins leasing to Huntsville families


Flint River Apartments is now leasing to families with low-to-moderate income levels in the Huntsville area.

New Income Limits for MCCs Begin September 1


AHFA has updated the maximum family income limits used for the Mortgage Credit Certificate program, effective September 1. The newly revised income limits were released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and are based upon the state's median income, which is $55,500. Home buyers can earn up to $83,250 in urban areas and $77,700 in rural areas, depending on family size and location.

Candlewick Senior, Monroeville

Newly Renovated Senior Housing Development Opens in Monroeville


An open house and ribbon cutting for Candlewick Senior in Monroeville was held August 25. The newly rehabilitated development was financed in part by $501,914 in Housing Credits administered by AHFA.

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