Capital Fund Supports Expansion of Fair Haven Community Health Clinic in CT
Capital Fund contributed a $6 million NMTC allocation to Fair Haven Community Health Clinic (Fair Haven) in New Haven, CT, for the development of a new and modern 35,560-square-foot facility adjacent to its primary clinic. Fair Haven closed financing on the new space on April 26, 2023, which will allow the health center to expand its medical and behavioral health services, with special focus on pediatric and geriatric care.
The $39 million project will expand Fair Haven’s existing clinic, which is currently a set of four Victorian homes built in the 1800s that were renovated into a single health clinic structure. The new facility, which will expand the current health center’s size by 112%, will allow Fair Haven to serve nearly 6,300 more patients annually, growing from 32,000 to 38,000. The new space will allow the health center to expand its medical and behavioral health services, with special focus on pediatric and geriatric care.
The clinic will have 45 exam rooms, behavioral health and substance-abuse treatment areas, an in-house pharmacy, a computer room for a digital literacy program, and office and conference space. The project will also expand the parking lot to help meet the acute shortage of off-street parking. The project is expected to be completed by December 2025.
In addition to Capital Fund’s NMTC allocation, this project was also funded through a loan from Cambridge Savings Bank and a grant from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, as well as NMTC allocations from Urban Research Park CDE, The Community Builders, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation, and Capital One Community Renewal Fund.
Fair Haven, an FQHC serving the largely Hispanic neighborhood of New Haven through seven locations, provides care to nearly 32,000 patients annually through 124,000 visits, as well as part-time health care services in 10 local schools. Of the Fair Haven patients who reported their income, 93% are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. The organization offers a full range of primary medical, dental and behavioral health care, and has a majority minority board of directors.