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2023 Operating Business QLICI of the Year Award Recipient

Santa Cruz Community Health Centers Live Oak Health Clinic

CDEs: Primary Care Development Corporation, HEDC New Markets, Inc.

Developer: Santa Cruz Community Health Centers

Owner: Santa Cruz Community Health Centers

Location: Santa Cruz, CA


An additional 3,000 patients and 20,000 visits annually will be possible at a new health clinic in Santa Cruz, California, thanks to funding that includes $14.4 million in new markets tax credit (NMTC) allocation. Primary Care Development Corporation ($10 million in NMTCs) and HEDC New Markets, Inc. ($4.4 million) helped fund the Santa Cruz Community Health Centers (SCCHC)–Live Oak Health Clinic, which is the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Community Development Operating Business QLICI of the Year. The facility provides medical, behavioral health and specialty care, with a focus on pediatrics and those experiencing homelessness. The clinic is part of a larger development that includes dental services and affordable housing. SCCHC is a federally qualified health center that previously served more than 11,000 patients annually, nearly 60% of whom are at or under 100% of the federal poverty guideline.

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