July 25, 2018

TIF To Support School-Based Health Center in Avalon Park

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The development of a $1.1 million community health center at Chicago Vocational Career Academy in Avalon Park will be supported through $500,000 in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance approved today by City Council.

The 2,600-square-foot clinic at 2100 E. 87th St. will include exam rooms, a reception area and waiting room to serve students and community residents with primary and preventative care, health education, and behavioral health services. The facility will be developed by Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC) and operated through a five-year lease with Chicago Public Schools.

The proposed project is part of the City’s commitment to expand access to health care for children and families through five school-based centers by the end of 2019.

Founded in 1977, Chicago Family Health Center provides affordable primary care, oral health services, and social support programs to medically underserved and uninsured populations on the South Side of Chicago.

 

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