By Reporters Desk – 04/20/2022
SAN PEDRO — Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44) joined board members, staff and community stakeholders from Harbor Health Community Centers in San Pedro, April 19, to celebrate funding for construction of a community health clinic. Rep. Barragán secured this support as part of the community funded projects included in the 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which President Biden signed into law on March, 15, 2022.
On March 9, Rep. Nanette Barragán voted to pass government funding legislation to help lower costs for the middle class, create American jobs, support the vulnerable and improve access to healthcare. The funds total $7,535,000 for 10 local projects that directly benefit District 44 residents. This includes $1,000,000 for Harbor Community Health Centers or HCHC to support the construction of a new community health clinic on the ground floor of an affordable housing development in San Pedro.
At the event, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán said, “Before and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Harbor Community Health Centers has been a vital lifeline for our community. They have removed barriers and provided access to critical health care services to those most in need. It was because of the work they already do and their record serving communities in California 44th District that I worked hard in Congress to secure the $1,000,000 in federal funding for this important project which will improve health outcomes in our community. At this new location, patients will be able to receive primary care, behavioral health services, and other invaluable resources. This future site will also allow Harbor Community Health Center to increase their capacity to serve an additional 3,000 patients each year.”
On May 5 2021, Linc Housing and National CORE, both nonprofit developers of affordable and supportive housing, announced a partnership to build 456 West. The affordable housing development is a 91-unit apartment community in San Pedro for families and individuals earning between 30 and 80% of the area median income. The ground floor of 456 West will house the Harbor Community Health Centers. The development is due to be completed in early 2023.