Florida Community Loan Fund has provided $6. million in NMTC allocation for Orange Blossom Family Health in Orlando, Florida.

FCLF and Orange Blossom Family Health

Florida Community Loan Fund has closed $6.1 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing that will enable Orange Blossom Family Health to build a new 11,600 sq-ft healthcare facility in Orlando. FCLF provided an additional $2.2 million in community development funding for the project.

​The new Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) will be in the Ivey Lane area of Orlando and will bring services to 5,000 additional patients each year – many of whom are homeless or uninsured. No other medical providers in this zip code currently offer sliding fees for service or care regardless of ability to pay.

“There's one reason and one reason alone that FCLF is committed to assisting Federally Qualified Health Care projects like Orange Blossom Family Health – and that is, no other projects impact the lives of more people in Florida than the FQHC sites do in providing uninsured and under-insured wtih an array of healthcare services... not just a doctor, but services like dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and a host of others." – Nelson Black, FCLF Chief Lending Officer

“As we strive to ensure access to quality healthcare services for all of our community members regardless of their financial situation, we feel that it is also important that our facilities are attractive, welcoming, and state of the art. Our partnership with FCLF is allowing us to build a facility that our patients, staff, and community will all be proud of." – Bakari Burns, President & CEO, Orange Blossom Family Health

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Highlights of the Orange Blossom Family Health Ivey Lane project:
  • 11,600 square-foot building
  • 5,000 additional low-income and uninsured patients served annually
  • 134 jobs created or retained
  • Census tract with income at 59% of AMI (area median income), 19% unemployment (2.4x the national average), and 27% poverty rate.
Florida Community Loan Fund provided $6.1 million in NMTC allocation and $2.2 million community development financing for the Orange Blossom Family Health facility. The Northern Trust Bank is the investor. This project is part of the City of Orlando and Orange County comprehensive community development plans.

The New Markets Tax Credit, or NMTC, Program encourages economic development in distressed neighborhoods. To date, FCLF has been awarded $316 million in Federal NMTC allocation authority, financing high social impact projects totaling $531 million in project costs and providing 5,700 jobs in low-income census tracts.

Pictured above, rendering of the Orange Blossom Family Health Ivey Lane facility upon completion. 

Expertise and Capital from FCLF

FCLF provides financing and technical expertise to improve low income communities in areas such as safe, affordable housing ‒  homeless & special needs facilities ‒ education & healthcare facilities ‒ commercial & retail space to encourage new local businesses ‒ access to fresh, healthy foods. For 20+ years, FCLF has helped over 160 organizations in Florida achieve success in their projects and missions. We look forward to continuing to work side by side with organizations to maximize opportunities for people and places outside of the economic mainstream, through NMTC and other projects that provide high impact in low-income areas. For more information, visit www.fclf.org.