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Amerifirst Recognized as a Top Producing MSHDA Lender for 2021

Michigan State Housing Development Authority recognizes Amerifirst for eighth straight yearmshda_social logo (5)

KALAMAZOO, MI (February 18, 2022) - Amerifirst Home Mortgage has once again been named a top producing lender in the state of Michigan by the  Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).


This marks the eighth consecutive year that MSHDA has recognized the independent mortgage lender for its achievements in helping homebuyers overcome down payment obstacles and begin their journey to homeownership. Amerifirst partners with MSHDA to provide low-interest home loans, payment assistance programs, and federal tax credits to eligible Michigan residents.


Amerifirst ranks #5 out of the 10 top producing MSHDA lenders in Michigan for 2021, the same spot it held in 2020. In 2016, it was named the #1 producing MSHDA lender.


Five individual Amerifirst loan officers were recognized by MSHDA as Top Producers for 2021. Top Loan Officer status is determined by annual mortgage production per region. They are:


Mark Bynum,

Port Huron

Bryon Mallernee,

Battle Creek

Jeremy Drobeck,








Jim Emmendorfer,


Carin Andersson,

Greater Lansing Region







"Down payment assistance programs can be a great resource if you’re buying your first home and you have limited access to cash,” said Carin Andersson, a top producing lender in MSHDA's Northern Region. “This program opens a lot of doors for buyers who otherwise don’t have the ability to save for a down payment or closing costs.”


MSHDA released a Homeownership Special Announcement on Feb. 15 naming the top ten Michigan lenders that states, "MSHDA would like to thank all the participating lenders who utilize MSHDA’s Homeownership programs to assist Michigan families.  Your commitment to affordable housing is the reason so many Michigan families have had the dream of homeownership become a reality."


Amerifirst also holds the #3 spot as a MSHDA Mortgage Credit Certificate Issuing Lender for 2021. This program allows borrowers to credit 20% of their mortgage interest each year on federal taxes for the life of their mortgage.



About Amerifirst Home Mortgage

Amerifirst is a full-service residential mortgage originator and servicer. As an advocate for affordable homeownership and a mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, the company consistently ranks as a top producing lender of FHA and USDA Rural Development loans. It employs over 900 team members, operates in branches throughout the U.S., and is recognized by Inc. 5000 for its significant growth for seven out of the past ten years. Committed to operating by a strong set of core values, it has ranked as a Best & Brightest Company to Work For in the Nation for the past six years and was named a Best Mortgage Company to Work For in 2021. It is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan.



Janet Veach
Janet Veach
Janet Veach is the Communications Specialist for Amerifirst Home Mortgage. As the former Communications Director with the Alzheimer’s Association in Central Illinois, she believes that building strong relationships leads to dynamic partnerships that can dramatically improve our neighborhoods and communities. The mother of three sons, she has heard many a good story, and specializes in creating content that educates, communicates our core values and promotes genuine relationships with our customers.

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