By JULIE E. GREENE
A local program to increase homeownership in the West End is planning to expand its reach, the program's executive director said this week.
Hagerstown Neighborhood Housing Services' board of directors is expected to decide by early summer whether the program will expand within the West End or open an office in another neighborhood, said Executive Director Teresa Hartle.
Program officials decided to expand because the 451 Salem Ave. office is attracting applicants from throughout the city, Hartle said.
One of the 17 new homeowners the program has helped since it began in January 1995 was from Frederick, she said.