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Boston Health Care for the Homeless

Project at a Glance:
Development Type:
Project Type:
Historic renovation/adaptive reuse
MHIC Financing:
$21,840,205 in NMTC financing
Boston Health Care for the Homeless
Date Completed:

After nearly a decade of planning, negotiating and false starts, BHCHP was finally able to acquire a building and renovate it so that it could integrate key services under one roof and greatly improve its ability to provide health care to greater Boston’s homeless population.
This project involved the adaptive reuse and historic renovation of a four-story, 77,653 square foot building that had previously served as a city morgue and medical laboratory. The building, located in Roxbury, one of Boston’s most distressed neighborhoods, was acquired through a long-term leasehold interest from the Boston Public Health Commission. MHIC’s $21.8 million New Markets and historic tax credit financing provided the capital needed to move the project forward.
Before moving into its new home, BHCHP operated out of sites scattered throughout the city. In its new home, BHCHP has been able to consolidate outpatient clinical services, its in-patient medical and respite program, and its research and administrative functions. The non-profit now delivers services to more than 11,000 homeless men, women and children in over 90,000 outpatient medical, oral health and behavioral health encounters per year.
BHCHP’s new facility has generated new full-time and part-time jobs and its expanded operating capacity will inject significant operating revenue into the local economy.