SUN Initiative Note Offering I

United States of America

Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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BCC created its Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative to address the disproportionate and destabilizing impact of foreclosures on low-income communities. SUN stops the displacement of families and the neighborhood-destabilizing effects of vacancy and abandonment by acquiring foreclosed properties before evictions occur, and reselling those properties at current market values to their current occupants with fixed rate mortgages they can afford. Since late 2009, SUN has provided over $48 million in financing to help over 300 Massachusetts households remain in their homes, reducing average mortgage principal and monthly mortgage payments by over 40%.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke highlighted SUN as an “innovative strategy” and a model for how “local communities are meeting the challenges of tough times in troubled communities.”

SUN has raised sufficient capital from private investors to provide $50 million in mortgage financing for foreclosed homeowners. Notes pay 4.25% annual interest, with a maturity date of 5/30/2015.

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Fund style

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Financial description

Boston Community Capital's SUN Initiative has raised sufficient debt capital to provide $50 million in mortgage finance to foreclosed individuals and families. This debt pays 4.25% interest annually, with a May 30, 2015 maturity. It is secured by a $3.5 million first loss reserve. In addition, BCC is building a 25% portfolio level reserve against future loan losses and market decline.

14 years

of track record


the year funded



Asset manager

BlueHub Capital


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Other funds managed by this asset manager: SUN Initiative Note Offering II

SDG goals

SDG targets

Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources

Safe and affordable housing

Increase aid for trade support

Increase access to financial services and markets

Impact Category

Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: BlueHub Capital

Product track record: Fund has 14 years of track record

Target IRR: 4.3%

Committed Capital: 43,000,000 USD (US Dollar)

Target return category: Risk-adjusted market-rate of return

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Inception year: 2009

Vintage year: 2009

Target region: , , ,

Target close date: n.a.

Product term: Matures May 30, 2015

Assets under management: n.a.

Investment size: Min: 50,000; Max: 500,000; Avg: 230,000

Co-investment policy:

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Fund investments to date: 60

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0

Management fee: n.a.

Carried interest: n.a.

Hurdle rate: n.a.

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: Yes

Limited Partners / Investors: Calvert Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bend the Arc, Anonymous individuals, Anonymous clients of Ballentine Partners, Anonymous clients of Fresh Pond Capital, Anonymous clients of Loring, Wolcott, and Coolidge, Anonymous clients of Reynders, McVeigh, Anonymous clients of Veris Wealth Partners

Limited Partner / Investor Type: Development Finance Institution (DFI), Endowments/Foundations, Family Office, Pension Funds, Other Institutional Investors, Retail Investors




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Impact Performance


Impact thesis

Since launching the program in late 2009, BCC has prevented the eviction of over 300 Massachusetts residents—helping them repurchase their homes and reducing average monthly housing payments by more than 40%.

Impact Management


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