$16 million TOTAL PROJECT
$14 million FCLF FEDERAL NMTC ALLOCATION
Construction of 32,000 sq-ft new facility, along with improvements to an existing outpatient facility, providing behavioral health services to children and adults
Estimated reach 2,400 annually
50 Temporary and 120 new and retained Permanent Jobs estimated
"We deeply appreciate the support and partnership with Florida Community Loan Fund. FCLF has proven to be a champion in supporting the mental health needs of our community." − Dr. Steven Ronik, CEO, Henderson Behavioral Health, Inc.
Every year, 1 in 5 people in the U.S. suffers from a mental disorder, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Many individuals who experience an acute mental health crisis may be taken directly to jail or a hospital emergency room without being properly diagnosed or assessed. In many communities this can be the only available option to manage mental illness.
Founded in 1953, Henderson Behavioral Health (HBH) provides healthcare and housing in the Fort Lauderdale and surrounding Broward County area for adults and children with behavioral health conditions. HBH provides prevention, education, treatment and rehabilitation to accelerate and maximize each individual’s recovery. HBH is South Florida’s oldest, largest and most highly accredited nonprofit behavioral healthcare system providing behavioral healthcare and housing for over 22,000 persons per year. The need for critical behavioral healthcare services is on the rise, and in order to manage the increased volume of people who experience a mental health crisis, HBH will replace its 60 year-old building.
With NMTC financing through Florida Community Loan Fund, HBH will build a new 32,000 sq-ft facility to relocate and expand HBH’s CSU, and make improvements to an existing outpatient building. The new building will house a new Crisis Stabilization Unit and be located adjacent to HBH’s existing outpatient facility. It will house crisis walk-in services, a centralized receiving center, mobile crisis response teams, and a pharmacy, all on a single campus. The purpose of a CSU is to screen and assess individuals and either admit them for stabilization or refer them to other services. HBH’s CSU services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with services provided on a sliding fee scale when not covered by insurance.
The new HBH facility will include 48 beds – compared to the old facility’s 23 – and serve an estimated 2,400 individuals annually. The CSU also provides 3 meals a day for up to 5 days for each patient, totaling over 10,000 meals served each year. Located in the center of Fort Lauderdale, the project is easily accessible by Broward County Transit for client convenience.
Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) provided $14 million in federal NMTCs for Henderson Behavioral Health. The investor is PNC Bank. This transaction was completed in June 2019.
“Henderson Behavioral Health has an over 60-year history of serving clients in the Fort Lauderdale community. Financing through the NMTC Program is important for a project as vital to the community as the expansion of their Crisis Stabilization Unit. We are proud to partner with HBH to expand these critical services.” – Nelson Black, FCLF Chief Lending Officer
- 33% Poverty Rate
- Income 78% of AMI (Area Median Income)
- 11% Unemployment Rate - 1.3x National Average
- Medically Underserved Area, Mental Health Professional Shortage Area, Food Desert.