Brockton Neighborhood Health Center started in 1995 in a medical van hosted in a church parking lot. Today we have several sites serving 37,000 patients, 60% of whom are best served in a language other than English. This growth and the vital services we provide would not have been achieved without the availability of the New Markets Tax Credit. additionally, we have current plans to add additional sites to meet patient demand. We will absolutely need the NMTC support to finance this growth. We urge congress to continued its long-standing support for federally qualified health centers by making this important financing vehicle permanent.
-Melvin Benson, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Inc., Brockton, MA