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Berkshire Eagle Features BCC in “Nonprofit that helps homeowners could come to county”

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Boston Community Capital’s SUN Initiative was featured in The Berkshire Eagle article, “Nonprofit that helps homeowners could come to county.”  The article, written by Reporter Tony Dobrowolski, discusses SUN’s expansion into Western Massachusetts and its meeting with city and regional housing officials at Pittsfield City Hall to discuss how SUN can assist Berkshire County and its residents.  Dobrowolski writes:

"Our goal, in addition to helping families, is to ensure the stability of neighborhoods," said Boston Community Capital CEO Elyse Cherry. "When homes become vacant, they become targets for folks stealing piping or appliances or they become drug dens."
 
Cherry said Boston Community Capital is gradually expanding the SUN program across the state.
 
"What we’re trying to do is outreach," she said. "In the eastern part of the state, most folks know about us. But in the western part of the state, I think we have a lot of work to do."