Jessie Trice Community Health System

JTCH Miami Gardens exterior renderingSOUTH REGION 
$10.2 million total project 
$9 million FCLF Federal NMTC Allocation
$4.3 million FCLF Community Development Financing
Construction of 15,191 sq-ft new FQHC facility providing healthcare services 
Estimated reach 13,400 patients annually
77 Temporary and 34 Permanent Jobs estimated

"Jessie Trice Community Health System is proud to be a partner in this project which will assist us in our mission of expanding access to innovative, quality, comprehensive primary healthcare in our communities." – Annie Neasman, President & CEO, Jessie Trice Community Health System

Across the US there are 28 million uninsured persons facing significant healthcare challenges. The need is great for excellent, cost-effective, healthcare that encourages individuals to “take charge” of their own health.

Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS), a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), has served Miami-Dade County since 1967. From its beginnings in a trailer, JTCHS has grown to own and operate 11 Comprehensive Primary Care centers including a 40 bed Women’s Residential Center for substance use, 1 university- and 40 school-based health centers. Clinical outcomes and a focus on reducing healthcare disparities rank JTCHS among the best accredited community healthcare organizations in the nation. 

Given the ethnic diversity and income levels of patients, JTCHS provides care using a Culturally Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS) model of cultural proficiency, with trained clinical staff providing services to over 45,000 patients in 154,000 clinic visits per year and community outreach team referrals. JTCHS is also a major partner in the Live Healthy Miami Gardens Healthy Community Partnership (HCP) which aims to improve the overall health status of the community by coordinating healthcare with other social determinants of health such as housing, safety, and nutrition.

With financing from the New Markets Tax Credit Program, Jessie Trice CHS is expanding its Miami Gardens location. The new 15,191 sq-ft facility will serve an estimated 13,400 clients – 92% low-income – with medical, dental, mental health, and pharmacy services. For uninsured or under-insured patients, discounted fees are available on a sliding fee scale.

Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) provided $9 million in federal NMTCs for Jessie Trice Community Health System’s Miami Gardens facility. The investor is Northern Trust. Additionally, FCLF provided $4.3 million financing through its community development loan program. The project received additional grant funding from Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida. This transaction was completed in October 2019.

“The work of FQHCs is vital to the well-being of low-income communities across Florida. For more than 50 years Jessie Trice CHS has provided needed healthcare services to its clients. NMTC will help this dedicated organization expand its work in Miami Gardens.” – Nelson Black, Chief Lending Officer, Florida Community Loan Fund


Community Profile:

  • Income 72% of AMI (area median income)
  • 21.5% Unemployment Rate – 2.9x National Average
  • 35% Poverty Rate
  • Medically Underserved Area / Population, FEMA Disaster Zone, SBA HUB Zone

Pictured above and below, architectural renderings of the new Miami Gardens location for Jessie Trice Community Health Systems, financed through FCLF's NMTC program.

JTCH Miami Gardens rendering, v2

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