Selected Success Stories

PCDC's Financing Helps Build A Healthier Community in Connecticut
Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater, Torrington, Connecticut

As many states prepare for Medicaid expansion and as the number of privately-insured patients seeking services increases thanks to the Affordable Care Act, community health centers nationwide face a growing demand for primary care.  

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund Helps Family Bounce Back from Tragedy and Buy A Home
Carlos Gonzalez and Sara Cloutier, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

One moment in April, 2011 turned Sara Cloutier’s and Carlos Gonzalez’s lives upside down. The couple lost a dear friend—and their home—when Sara found their landlord dead from a heart attack. Sara rented from him since she was 18 and he had wanted to sell the couple the house in Bethlehem, N.H.

Fahe Makes Affordable Energy Efficient Apartments for the Elderly Possible
Main Cross Apartments, Mount Sterling, Kentucky

When Doug retired to his hometown of Mount Sterling, KY, after teaching statistics and psychology in Daytona Beach, he was lucky to find a decent home—and one that he could afford.

Veteran and Wife Purchase New Home with Help From New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
Brenda and Larry Woods, Swanzey, New Hampshire

When a ceiling panel crashed onto Larry and Brenda Woods’ kitchen floor, they knew it was time to replace their old manufactured home.

IFF Loan Creates a Safe Haven for Families—and Saves 15 Jobs
Milwaukee Women's Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

In 2011, the imminent closure of a local emergency shelter threatened the availability of around-the-clock support and space for families in immediate need.

IFF Funds the First GrandFamily Housing Project in Milwaukee
Villard Square GrandFamily Apartments, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Grandfamilies, defined as a family in which grandparents are raising their grandchildren, often struggle with the financial challenge of living on a fixed income. There are an estimated 20,000 grandfamilies living in Milwaukee County who frequently battle to find adequate, affordable housing.

Opportunity Fund Helps Unemployed 62-Year Old Become First-Time Entrepreneur
Tina Ferguson-Riffe, Smoke Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Born and raised in Texas, Chef Tina Ferguson-Riffe tapped a unique source of start-up funding to get Smoke Berkeley, her new BBQ restaurant, off the ground.