Luiz and Adeli Machado moved to the United States from southern Brazil primarily to be near their three children, who are naturalized US citizens, and their three grandchildren. They are eager to become US citizens but finances stood in the way. That is, until they applied for a loan from One Percent for America.
The financial crisis hit Amelia’s family hard. After being told she didn’t qualify for other mortgage loans, she found SUN through a local nonprofit. She was able to right-size her monthly payments and stabilize her finances.
Job losses and bankruptcy made getting a new mortgage almost impossible. But Nancy and Mark were determined to keep their home, so they reached out to SUN. That’s when, according to Nancy, “everything just turned around.”
BlueHub’s Onset Shared Solar Program generates solar energy offsite, then sells the credits at a discount to nearby affordable housing developments and lets residents sign up to have a percentage of the credits applied to their electricity bills.
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Lowell Community Health Center constructed 56 new exam rooms, increasing their patient capacity by more than 70%. “It’s a spectacular space, an old mill building with huge windows, so it’s light and warm and welcoming,” says Sue Levine, its CEO.
Seniors are the nation’s largest and fastest-growing population, and many are in need of quality affordable housing. A loan from BlueHub allowed POAH to ensure that the 60-unit Emil Jones Jr. Senior Housing development remains an option.