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Community Developments Investments (June 2016)

Financing Heath Centers: Supporting Community Wellness banner

A Look Inside …
National banks and federal savings associations (collectively, banks) are increasingly financing community health centers serving economically challenged neighborhoods to complement their community development efforts and meet a growing demand.


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Investing in Expanding Health Centers
Health centers are actively seeking private funding to meet finance expansion plans and are looking to banks, lenders, and other investors, including community development financial institutions (CDFIs), for support.



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Financing Health Centers
Capital Impact Partners has proven that health centers are a good credit risk and has made them central to its lending activity.



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Leveraging Nontraditional Alliances
Connecting community development to health services can break the link between poverty and poor health.



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Collaboratively Financing Healthy Futures
Morgan Stanley explains that affordable housing alone cannot transform the lives of the families and individuals who live there.




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Beneficial Partnerships, Missions, and Values
Banks can play a meaningful role helping health centers expand and grow.


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Federal Government Support: Guaranteed Loan Funds
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) support health centers by offering bank loan guarantees.



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