Quick Facts

Project Name
Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans
Greenville New Markets Opportunity, LLC (GNMO)
Total Development Cost
GNMO Allocation
Carrollton Health Center
3201 S. Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

St. Cecilia Health Center
1030 Lesseps Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
New Orleans, LA 70118
Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans
Square Footage
Leveraged Lender
Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans Foundation
Tax Credit Investor
Permanent Jobs
140 Direct
69 Indirect/Induced
Construction Jobs
62 Direct
26 Indirect/Induced
Low-Income Community
Carrolton St. Cecilia
Poverty Rate 48.7% 48.0%
MFI 39.7% 23.1%
Unemployment 15.1% 19.4%
MUA Yes -
FEMA Yes Yes
Financing Complete
March 2010

Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

The Project

In 1996 the DCSNO was incorporated to perpetuate a Catholic presence in healthcare. A central purpose of DCSNO’s mission is to improve healthcare access for all New Orleanians, with a special interest in persons of low-income or without health insurance by providing primary care and preventative health services.

Community Impact

DCSNO was expanding capacity at its current locations and assessing additional locations throughout the Greater New Orleans Region. The expansions and rehabilitation projects in Carrollton and St. Cecilia would exponentially increase clinical spaces, services and programs and resources for the community so that there was a place to promote health and wellness in some of the most underserved and vulnerable communities.

The DCSNO Carrollton project is an expansion of an existing community healthcare center. The expansion is a 2-story steel frame, brick veneer building. After completion, the existing and new building were adjoined for a total “under-roof” square footage of approximately 33,600 square feet. The first floor of the combined buildings houses primary outpatient medical services, a pharmacy and behavioral health counseling services. The second floor accommodates outpatient clinics for dental and optometry services. The second floor is also the primary location for the corporate/executive support staff for all of the organization’s facilities. Future growth, including the addition of a wellness center, will be available on the second floor.

St. Cecilia
The DCSNO St. Cecilia project included the rehabilitation of an historic school building in the Bywater Historic District in the City’s Ninth Ward. It is on the current campus of the deconsecrated St. Cecilia Catholic Church. It is a 2-story masonry building of both wood and steel framing with approximately 21,400 square feet. The interior of the building houses primary outpatient medical services, dental services, a pharmacy, and behavioral health counseling services. The second floor is the primary location for staff offices and training rooms and includes space for future growth.

Based on an IMPLAN analysis, the industry standard econometric software, DCSNO Carrollton and St. Cecilia would create 209 direct, indirect/induced full-time employees and 88 direct, indirect/induced construction jobs.

DCSNO provides healthcare services to approximately 45,000 visitors annually through their facilities and partnerships with 20 schools, 5 homeless shelters and 11 neighborhood centers. Additionally, DCSNO provides formal training experiences for approximately 125 residents and students of 11 different universities and colleges throughout the region.

“For many people, the closing of Charity Hospital and other facilities changed the way they received healthcare. We are committed to being an integral part of filling the primary care void those closures created. We offer people a community-based medical home – one team, in one location. We will soon provide more services and more professionals in a new building that triples the facility we have now.”

– Michael Griffin, President/CEO of Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans

Since 2006 taxadvantagegroup has managed its affiliated $89 million Greenville New Markets Opportunity, LLC (GNMO) NMTC fund, which provides investment capital for real estate development projects in low-income areas throughout Greenville, South Carolina.

For more information contact:

Tammy C. Propst | 864.271.2737 | tpropst@taxadvantagegroup.com