April 30th, 2016- Artists for Humanity celebrated its 25th year anniversary with the “Greatest Party on Earth” which drew 700 guests. AFH produced this video to mark the occasion. Affirmative Investments is currently working with Artist for Humanity on undertaking a 52,000 SF expansion of its current EpiCenter building in Boston, MA.
April 19, 2016- YES! Magazine featured Brockton Neighborhood Health Center and Vicente's Supermarket in an article called, "How a Health Clinic Made a Local Grocery Store Part of Its Perscription" Together, BNHC and Vicente's tapped into a complex mix of public, private, and philanthropic funding to help open the doors, including $12 million assembled from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation's (LISC) national lending pool and Healthy Futures Fund. The thinking behind the partnership was basic: Good nutrition is a critical component of good health. Indeed, with nearly one in four Brockton residents living in poverty- along with high rates of diabetes and obesity, and a population of immigrants and first generations residents for whom food is cultural touchstone, it would be difficult to tackle chronic health conditions without a focus on food. The result is a level of community outreach an on-site education built on the expertise of both BNHC and Vicente's. The health center offers a range of primary care, urgent care, dental, vision, and mental health services, along with teen programs and nutrition counseling.
March 21, 2016 – The March issue of The Atlantic Monthly includes an article about Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum, a not-for-profit agency that provides sanctuary, working space and housing for exiled writers from around the world, including China, Burma, Bangladesh, El Salvador and Iraq. Affirmative Investments worked with Pittsburgh Urban Initiative to help structure a New Markets transaction to restore a former Masonic Temple into a neighborhood literary center, which will house a restaurant, a bookstore, offices, apartments and performance space. Click here to read The Atlantic Monthly article.
January 22, 2016- Galvan Foundation is pleased to announce completion of Galvan Armory, located on the northwest corner of Fifth and State Streets in the city of Hudson, NY. Construction began May 2014 and involved gut renovation of the entire 18,000 square feet structure. As a project sponsor, the Galvan Foundation is responsible for financing, design, development, and construction activities. The project was also supported by generous contributions from Coastal Enterprises New Markets Tax Credit allocation, Hudson Area Library, the City of Hudson, and Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation. The Project was constructed using local project management, engineers, and contractors. Initial occupancy is set for February 15, 2016. To learn more about the Galvan Foundation CLICK HERE.
December 18, 2015- Holyoke Medical Center closed on its $22 million NMTC and bond financing for its new 38,000 square foot addition, which will triple he size of the Emergency Departments, increasing treatment areas from 18 to 40, creating a new clinic for psychiatric services and a new out-patient clinic for bariatric services. Completion is scheduled for Spring 2017.