In 1997, Clark County sold some property and existing facilities to Clark College. The sale left the social services and public health agencies that occupied the space looking for a new home.
Also in 1997, a partnership developed between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Clark County Community Services. Recognizing that by working together, common problems could be solved while improving services for veterans and the community. This partnership resulted in a vision for a new facility: the Center for Community Health.
With an estimated cost of slightly more than $39.6 million, the building was financed through a mix of property, cash rents, grants, and 501(c)3 Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds (LTGO) issued by the County. This included nearly $4.5 million generated from the sale of the County's property to Clark College and $3 million in funds associated with the mental health programs administered by the Department of Community Services. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also donated 6.2 acres of property in exchange for office space in the building, for which they are only responsible for maintenance and operations costs. County departments and non-profit partners pay these costs, plus rent for their office space in the new building.
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