UnitedHealthcare and Chicanos Por La Causa to Help Arizonans Access Quality Affordable Housing and Services that Support Health and Wellness

  • UnitedHealthcare provides access to $20 million in capital to help
    Chicanos Por La Causa create an affordable, multifamily housing
    complex and deliver support services to residents
  • Partnership part of UnitedHealthcare’s myConnections™ program to
    address economic and social factors that affect individuals’ and
    families’ ability to maintain good health

and Arizona’s largest nonprofit community-development organization, Chicanos
Por La Causa, Inc.
(CPLC), are partnering to help Phoenix-area low-
and moderate-income individuals and families access quality, affordable
housing – an essential component of good health.

The partnership is part of a pilot program by UnitedHealthcare called
myConnectionsTM, which was developed to provide low-income
individuals and families with access to essential social, medical and
behavioral services that can have a significant impact on health and
quality of life.

Through the partnership, UnitedHealthcare has committed to provide CPLC
access to up to $20 million in capital to acquire, develop and operate
multifamily housing units in the Phoenix area, and to offer and
administer a variety of need-based services to residents. The first
complex, which houses 351 units, was purchased using the capital in West
Phoenix. The partnership with CPLC will combine affordable housing with
onsite residential social-support services.

“Unsafe or unhealthy living conditions, educational barriers and
financial constraints can prevent many people from living healthier
lives. By removing these barriers, we can help people improve their
health, strengthen communities and help governments manage resources
more effectively,” said Austin Pittman, CEO of UnitedHealthcare
Community & State. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with
Chicanos Por La Causa to provide people with clean, safe housing as well
as tools and resources to help them make healthy choices.”

“For close to 50 years, Chicanos Por La Causa has helped Phoenix
residents achieve financial security and fulfill their educational and
life goals,” said David Adame, president and CEO of CPLC. “Today, we are
thrilled to be partnering with UnitedHealthcare to expand our services
to promote healthier living in our communities.”

CPLC is the largest community development corporation in Arizona, and
provides integrated programs and services related to economic
development, education, health and human services, and housing. The
organization is focused on providing tailored and culturally sensitive
and multilingual support to individuals and families with low or
moderate income.

Through its Affordable Housing Investment Program, UnitedHealthcare has
provided more than $230 million in financing for community development
projects throughout the United States and is continuing to identify new
community investment and partnership opportunities that align with its
mission of helping people live healthier lives.

UnitedHealthcare is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), which has
more than 6,800 employees in Arizona and serves more than 1.8 million
Arizonans through UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, Medicare,
TRICARE, health exchange and Medicaid health benefit plans.

About Chicanos Por La Causa

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is a community development
corporation (CDC) that provides services in Arizona, Nevada, and New
Mexico. Since 1969, CPLC has been changing lives by developing
self-sufficiency and instilling empowerment in those we serve. Our focus
areas are economic development, education, housing, and social services.
CPLC provides a better life through offering business and employment
opportunities; ensuring everyone has the solid foundation of an
education; providing hope through a pathway of recovery, restoration,
and resiliency; and ensuring that a safe, secure, affordable home is
available to every individual we serve. Today, we have 48 programs &
services, 900 employees, and 60 offices, making CPLC one of the largest
Hispanic non-profits in the nation and one of the leading organizations
in Arizona. For more information, visit www.CPLC.org

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live
healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting
consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships
with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health
benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members,
retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries,
and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care
professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.
UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:
UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more
information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com
or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

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Alice Ferreira, 203-459-7775
Por La Causa

María Jesús Cervantes, 602-257-6705