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Native American Health Center and East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. Announce Grand Opening of New Clinic
and Housing Project in Oakland

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Native American Health Center
(NAHC) and East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. (EBALDC) are celebrating the Grand Opening of the Seven Directions Healthcare and Affordable Housing facility on International Boulevard in the heart of Oakland's Fruitvale district.

This $27-million-dollar project will bring a new state-of-the-art medical and dental clinic, 36 units of affordable family housing and an outdoor community ceremonial space to
Oakland.

Designed to serve the healthcare and housing needs of the Fruitvale community and the more than 50,000 Native
Americans in the Bay Area, this project is the first Urban Indian Health Center in the nation that combines primary care, housing and cultural components all under one roof.

Confirmed speakers at the event include Ignacio de la Fuente, Oakland City Council President and Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker. Participation is also being
confirmed for Donna Gambrell, Director of the U.S. Treasury¢s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund from
Washington D.C.

WHO: Native American Health Center and East Bay
Asian Local Development Corp.

WHAT: Grand Opening of the Seven Directions Healthcare and Affordable Housing Facility in Oakland.

WHERE: 2950 International Blvd, across the street from the Goodwill Store.

WHEN: Friday, October 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Photo opportunity -- Friendship House singers, a Native American drum performing for the opening of the event
5:30 p.m. Photo opportunity -- Donna Gambrell, Director of the U.S. Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
6:00 p.m. Interview and Photo opportunity Martin
Waukazoo, Native American Health Center CEO Lynette Jung Lee, Executive Director, East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. Ignacio de la Fuente, President, Oakland City Council

About Native American Health
Center Founded in 1972, Native American
Health Center celebrated its 35th year of service this
past year. Annually, we provide more than 20,000 medical and dental appointments to the Oakland community, in addition to mental health services, youth services, nutrition and fitness services, our Women, Infants and Children program and the many other projects we bring to the community each year.

About East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. Since 1975, EBALDC community development efforts have included over 900 affordable apartments and townhouses in 13 developments, of which five are historic structures; 97 first time home
ownership units; and 230,000 square feet of space for community organizations, including space for nonprofit organizations, resident services, childcare and
small businesses. EBALDC is a certified Community Housing Development Organization in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and has won multiple awards for excellence in architectural design.

CONTACTS:
Native American Health Center
D¢Shane Barnett, 510-747-3033
Director of Planning & Policy
dshaneb@nativehealth.org
Fax: 510-748-0116

This news article is posted at the following site:
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20081006005483&newsLang=en

 
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