DENVER, CO – Three Mercy Housing properties were honored with Affordable Housing Finance’s 10th Annual Readers Choice Awards for their innovativeness, community impact and creative problem solving. Mercy Housing Lakefront took home the Preservation Award for Pullman Wheelworks Apartments in Chicago, IL, while Mercy Housing California’s Caroline Severance Manor in Los Angeles and Coastside Senior Housing in Half Moon Bay took the Family and Senior awards, respectively.
Mercy Housing is known for providing quality, affordable homes to its renters in combination with onsite Resident Services designed to meet the needs of each property’s population. For example, Coastside Senior Apartments which was developed in partnership with Lesley Senior Communities, boasts an onsite Coastside Adult Day Health Center and a Senior Coastsiders Senior Center.
“Co-locating the housing with essential service programs allows residents to age in place,” says Tim Dunn, Housing Developer at Mercy Housing California. “Adding the service component into our developments has been at the heart of Mercy Housing’s mission since our beginnings, more than 30 years ago.”
Coastside Senior Housing, Severance Manor and Pullman Wheelworks Apartments represent three out of four Mercy Housing properties that were included amongst the 34 Reader’s Choice Award Finalists selected from more than 130 nominations from all across the country. Also nominated was Mercy Housing California’s Arlington Apartments which lost the Preservation award to regional affiliate, Mercy Housing Lakefront’s, Wheelwork Apartments.
These Affordable Housing Finance Reader’s Choice Award winners will be honored at AHF Live: The 2014 Affordable Housing Developers Summit, to be held November 19-21 at the Fairmont Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois. Many of the nation’s most active developers and leasers will be in attendance and, in addition to being recognized at the ceremony, Mercy Housing will be featured in the November/December issue of Affordable Housing Finance.
About Mercy Housing Inc.
Mercy Housing, a national not-for-profit affordable housing organization headquartered in Denver, has a presence in 41 states, serves more than 152,000 people on any given day and has participated in the development, financing or operation of more than 45,000 homes. Mercy Housing serves families, veterans, seniors and people with special needs (formerly homeless, people with HIV/AIDS and the developmentally disabled). For more information about Mercy Housing, please visit mercyhousing.org.