Too Many Treasures

Too Many Treasures

Hoarding can be a serious problem, especially when it damages health. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has found myriad health risks associated with this rarely-talked-about issue. Mercy Housing is growing resources for residents who are battling addiction, including hoarding. Our partner, Area Agency on Aging, offers a one-week support group — Too Many … Continue reading

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance

Providing a home is just the beginning while serving seniors and residents with chronic disease. A Matter of Balance is a two-year pilot project catering to preventing and educating at-risk populations about falling — a major risk associated with aging and illness. For seniors, injury may lead to serious long-term health complications and could compound present … Continue reading

104-Year-Old Thrives with Mercy Housing

104-Year-Old Thrives with Mercy Housing

At 104 years old, Rafelita is Mercy Housing’s eldest resident. For 14 years, she’s lived in Mercy Housing at Clare of Assisi. Raised in the San Louis Valley, her joyful youth was spent on a ranch and she eventually retired in Denver 30 years ago. After her husband of 50 years passed away, she was … Continue reading

Affordable Housing Internship

Affordable Housing Internship

Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, a Mercy Housing partner, is recruiting for a one-year, paid internship program designed to recruit and train students at Bay Area colleges and universities to become housing development professionals. This internship aims to provide a launching pad for college students from low-income, communities of color backgrounds into a career in … Continue reading

Love and Respect

Love and Respect

  It’s Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to love and respect — core Mercy Housing values. Improving lives with affordable housing supports individuals’ ability to meet their full potential. Introducing new affordable housing properties into the community can be taboo. Not in My Backyard (NIMBYism– negative attitudes and feelings toward changes in the community in … Continue reading

Mercy Housing Southeast awarded $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

ATLANTA – To help further its mission in Atlanta, Mercy Housing Southeast has received a $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. The grant is from its general operating support grantmaking program. This highly competitive grantmaking program will provide unrestricted funding to be used to advance and expand Mercy Housing’s mission to create … Continue reading

Rapid-Response Financing Now Available From CDFIs

Rapid-Response Financing Now Available From CDFIs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: John Keaten 212.784.5701 jkeaten@groupgordon.com WASHINGTON – Affordable housing providers and community facilities can now apply for rapid-response financing. The Fund for Rapid Recovery and Rebuilding helps organizations focus on communities that need support to continue their missions. Three Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs): Enterprise Community Loan Fund (Enterprise), Mercy Loan Fund … Continue reading

Dee Walsh Joins Mercy Housing

DENVER—Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), one of the nation’s largest affordable housing nonprofits, is pleased to announce the hiring of Dee Walsh as the Executive Vice President, Chief Officer of Strategic Development.  This is a new executive position charged with overseeing the work of the Mercy Loan Fund and MHI’s four regional offices. Walsh’s experience of … Continue reading