Carver Federal Savings Bank and Chase Community Development Corp. have joined together to finance three construction loans for day treatment centers for people with AIDS or HIV.
Carver will provide $1.5 million for each project, while the Chase Manhattan Corp. subsidiary will commit a total of $12.5 million.
Construction has begun on two of the projects, located in central Harlem, while work is scheduled to begin shortly on the third, in Brooklyn.
The centers, whose operators will be paid through Medicaid, will offer medical, gynecological, and dental services, in addition to nutrition services and mental health and substance abuse counseling.
The centers are sponsored by the New York State health department and Medical Care Facilities Finance Agency, with some other funds provided by the state Homeless Housing Assistance Corp.
The state is projecting each of the three projects to have an average total of 100 to 120 patients enrolled, with an average of 50 to 60 present per day.