California Health Facilities Financing Authority

Healthcare Expansion Loan Program II (HELP II)

Provides low interest rate loans to California’s non-profit small or rural health facilities in an efficient, timely, and cost effective manner.

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If you have any questions about the HELP II program, please contact CHFFA.

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The California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) recognizes the difficulty small and rural health facilities have in obtaining adequate financing for their capital needs. The HELP II Loan Program provides low-interest rate loans to California’s nonprofit small or rural health facilities in an efficient, timely, and cost effective manner. HELP II loans may be used to purchase or construct new facilities, remodel or renovate existing facilities, purchase equipment or furnishings, and refinance existing debt. CHFFA also offers pre-approvals for real property acquisition only.

Facilities with gross annual revenues of up to $40 million are eligible for loans under this program. District hospitals and rural health facilities are eligible without any revenue limitations. Applications are accepted on a monthly basis.

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The HELP II application fee or the HELP II and Emergency HELP monthly loan payments can be submitted via CHFFA’s Electronic Payment System (“EPS”).

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Information required to make a payment:

  • Applicant Name
  • Invoice number and/or subsidiary number
  • Bank routing number
  • Bank account number

Recently Approved HELP II Loan Projects

HELP II loan borrowers must comply with California’s prevailing wage law under Labor Code Section 1720, et seq. for public works projects. CHFFA recommends applicants and borrowers consult with their legal counsel.