Recognizing and Fostering the dignity of every person

Leaving a Legacy


The Sisters of Mercy are known for their tradition of being a community of Faith in Motion. In 1981, almost 100 years after their formation, a group of passionate Sisters working in Omaha, NE, saw a critical need for quality affordable housing. With a vision to ‘do better’ at providing safe and affordable housing, they created Mercy Housing. In the early years, they invited other communities of Women Religious to join them in their housing ministry. Together these visionary women collaborated by providing financial support and guidance to respond to the needs of the times.

Their leadership continues today, as the Congregation of Sisters of Mercy – US Region publicly announced a gift of $5 million, which will establish a Mercy Housing Endowment.

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The community’s legacy will live on in perpetuity through regular disbursements from the Endowment, which will support resident programs for generations to come.

It is with our deepest gratitude that we thank the Sisters of Mercy for their commitment to housing justice, for their unwavering conviction to make a difference in the lives of those who have not been served by systems designed by others, and for their trust in Mercy Housing to steward their legacy gift with integrity.


When you make a planned gift to Mercy Housing in your estate or long-term financial plans, you help ensure that we’ll be here — committed to providing affordable, program-enriched homes to families, seniors, and people with special needs — for many years to come.

Visit this page for more information about the many ways you can further your financial goals and help families in need through thoughtful gift planning