Member Stories

Financial Expert Gets Help from Union Plus

Stacey Sullivan and her husband, who is an AFSCME member, knew just where to turn when they were looking to buy their first home. With the Union Plus Mortgage Company, the Sullivans were able to buy their new home in a short period of time. 

Though she has been a financial analyst for some time, when it came time to buy a first home, Sharon, Mass. native Stacey Sullivan knew just where to turn.

“My husband is a member of AFSCME Council 93, Local 362 and we both value the discounts and programs available to us through his union,” Sullivan explains, noting that she has followed the AFSCME Advantage and Union Plus Facebook feeds for some time and had heard about the financial support offerings. 

“There was a Union Plus advertisement for mortgages. I clicked on it and reached out to them.”

Within a matter of weeks, the Sullivans had found a new home and had the mortgage in place. 

“Our experience with everyone at Union Plus Mortgage Company was wonderful,” she asserts, praising the website ( which was easy to deal with and helpful throughout the process.

“The ease of the online portal to upload the documents was super convenient,” Sullivan says.

Working with UPMC made Sullivan even more pleased and proud to be part of a union family.

“The Union Plus experience has been great,” she maintains. “My family really enjoys all of the benefits that it has to offer as well as all of the support.”

Though Sullivan had been aware of the possible perks of her husband’s union membership for some time, she observes that many others may not be aware, even if they are part of a union.

“I think that not everyone is aware of the Union Plus member perks,” she says. “This was definitely one that I am so glad we utilized!”

The Union Plus Mortgage program, with financing available through Union Plus Mortgage Company, is available for all eligible union members. It is union-owned and staffed by unionized loan officers. 

Qualifying members are eligible for special benefits for first-time homebuyers as well as:

  • A $500 gift card after closing for purchasing or refinancing a home
  • Special hardship mortgage assistance from Union Plus in the event of income loss due to disability, unemployment or strike/lockout.

For more information, visit or call 855 UNION 53 (855-864-6653).

The AFL-CIO, Union Privilege and a group of unions own Union Plus Mortgage Company and will benefit if you get your loan through the company. However, you are not required to use Union Plus Mortgage for your loan and are free to shop. For your Affiliated Business Arrangement Disclosure Statement, please visit

Union Plus Mortgage Company has a services agreement with Union Privilege in which Union Privilege receives a financial benefit for providing agreed upon services.

Only members of participating unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO, their parents and children who receive a mortgage from the Union Plus Mortgage Company are eligible for the Mortgage Assistance Program.