Begun in the late 1970s to provide homeless support services, Central City Concern has expanded to directly provide employment, health care, and housing for the population it serves. In addition to public funding, the agency receives income from rents and business enterprises. Businesses include a janitorial service company, an interior/exterior painting service, a property maintenance company, and a second-hand furniture store. In terms of housing, the nonprofit owns or manages approximately 1,500 units of housing within 23 buildings. Business income and rents provide roughly one quarter of the organization's revenues. The Central City Concern employs over 600 people, and serves over 13,000 individuals annually with a $41 million annual operating budget.