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MCLA may turn one of its dorms into a homeless shelter for families. Some North Adams officials are wary of the plan

NORTH ADAMS — A vacant dormitory on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts campus may become a shelter for homeless families.

But the proposal, which is backed by the college, has raised concerns among local leaders about the facility’s operation and its impact on the school — as well as on the community as those residents transition out of the shelter.



Greta Jochem can be reached at gjochem@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6272.


Greta Jochem, a Report for America Corps member, joined the Eagle in 2021. Previously, she was a reporter at the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She is also a member of the investigations team.

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