4732 West Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX
The mission of Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic (LBUCC) is to proudly provide quality care to all people, creating a safe, affordable, and accessible healthcare experience. In 1972, the residents of several West Dallas neighborhoods united to open a community clinic in a portable building to serve a population disenfranchised from the economic and social services of the city due primarily to language and cultural differences.
LBUCC has flourished tremendously since its opening. 93% of LBUCC’s 21,000 patients are Hispanic and 74% are uninsured. Nearly 30 clinicians provide 70,000 patient visits each year. Patients are drawn from all parts of Dallas County although West Dallas, Oak Cliff and Grand Prairie are the core market areas. LBUCC proudly provides top-notch care to all people regardless of race, ethnicity, place of residence or even the ability to pay.
There is no shortage of need for affordable primary care in Dallas County, which is the second largest Metropolitan area in Texas in terms of size and population , and ranks ninth in the nation. 18.7% of Dallas County’s 2,368,139 residents or over 443,000 individuals live below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (Census 2010).
In late 2014, Los Barrios Unidos engaged Crescent Growth Capital to facilitate the NMTC financing of its new Family Health Center, a new 21,400 square foot clinic offering 15 exam rooms, 3 open Team Stations with 4 modular workstations each, a large ground floor laboratory, a phlebotomy area, a massive 75-seat waiting area and plenty of storage.
In December, 2015, LBUCC and CGC closed on a $7MM federal NMTC financing, providing the funding necessary to construct the Family Health Center, using NMTC allocations provided by Primary Care Development Corporation and Capital One Bank. The NMTC subsidy drastically reduced LBUCC’s cost of capital, greatly reducing the ongoing debt burden for a non-profit FQHC whose patient base is nearly 3/4’s uninsured, while creating 24 new FTE jobs in one of Dallas’ most impoverished areas.