Health center development offers innovative model for affordable housing

Published March 3, 2024 at 5:51 AM MST

A new development in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood that combines affordable housing, a health care provider, a pharmacy – and next, a grocery store offering fresh produce – is proving how collaborative partnerships with real community input can meet the needs of historically underserved neighborhoods.

Tepeyac Community Health Center Founder and CEO Jim Garcia said the innovative mix makes it just a little bit easier for people working two and three jobs to meet their family’s basic needs.

“A family that has very limited time during the course of a day or course of a week to go to a medical appointment, or a dental appointment, or get a prescription filled,” said Garcia. “And so, to be able to offer those services all under one roof represents a huge benefit for working families.”

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Source: KUNC News