CHHS is a nationally recognized community development entity specializing in investing in healthcare businesses and healthcare infrastructure in America’s most severely distressed communities. CHHS provides catalytic debt and equity investments to high-impact projects in medically underserved low-income communities throughout the U.S. Investments are prioritized based upon their ability to provide healthcare services to low-income individuals and families, and provide entry-level jobs and upward mobility via career ladder resources. These investments have reduced the overall cost burden of care on a national basis while addressing disparities in low-income communities by providing increased access to care and employment opportunities. Project funding provides for expansion of services, construction and improvement of new or existing space, investments in job training, workforce development and career ladder programs as well as computer systems and medical equipment.
Investments made by CHHS are orchestrated with local stakeholders, community resources and borrowers to address the specific job, workforce, healthcare, and wellness needs of the community. Projects must be located in areas which require access to health care services and are aligned with community plans and needs. Projects must demonstrate and commit to high levels of hiring of low income people and residents of low-income communities, and to sustained engagement with local workforce development organizations that help low income people qualify for entry level positions and advance to higher skill positions.