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Caring Health Center Inc.

Project at a Glance:
Development Type:
Project Type:
Adaptive reuse of historic buildings
MHIC Financing:
$10,185,000 in NMTC financing
Caring Health Center Inc.

Caring Health Center (CHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center – a community-driven health care provider serving low-income and medically-underserved individuals and families. It is located in Springfield’s South End neighborhood, an area where only 25% of the low-income residents currently access medical care. Established in 1995 with a staff of four, the center provides medical and dental care to approximately 14,000 patients annually with a staff of 150. With MHIC’s NMTC financing, CHC will rehabilitate three historic buildings into a state-of-the-art facility, enabling the center to consolidate operations and more than double their capacity. The building CHC now occupies (directly across the street) will become a maternal and Child Health Center. Once at full capacity, the center expects to hire 125 additional staff. The construction project is expected to generate 93 direct and 98 indirect construction jobs.

Expansion of CHC is essential to Springfield’s goal of retaining and attracting businesses to the neighborhood as part of its South End Revitalization Project, which already has provided more than $1 million in streetscape and storefront improvements.