Our Model

Mercy Housing handles every aspect of the affordable housing process, from project financing and housing development to community outreach and long-term resident services. We provide a custom approach to affordable housing which allows us to help more people and more communities while ensuring that each project is completed to our high standards. As one of the largest, most experienced affordable housing providers in the country, we are proud to offer a model of full-spectrum support for individuals and communities, including:

Identify the
Areas with
Most Need
Bring Together

Identify The Areas With Most Need

In most communities, affordable housing — or the potential to create it — already exists. We identify cities and neighborhoods in need, where multifamily rental homes are at risk of being lost from the pool of available affordable housing, or there was never enough affordable housing to begin with. By buying and upgrading existing properties, or developing new ones, we supply long-term affordable housing opportunities to the communities that need it most.


We raise the funding and support necessary to create affordable housing, build communities and support residents in changing their lives for the better. Through community grants, government funding, corporate donations, private donations and other funding efforts, we are able to provide both housing and services to our residents and their communities.

Bringing Together Partners

Mercy Housing is committed to positively impacting communities by bringing together resources and talent in ways that make a sustainable, long-term difference. We partner with companies, community stakeholders, and donors that share our beliefs and have an inherent desire to invest in social change to transform communities. Social change does not happen overnight – but with the help of our corporate partners, we can bring together the people, products, education and supporters necessary to nurture and transform one family, one home, and one community at a time.

Self-sustaining Development

We engage our development, construction, property management, asset management, and design teams to implement an Environmental Stewardship Initiative. The Environmental Stewardship Initiative includes a utility baseline project to gather benchmarking data for utility usage; energy audits; use of federal weatherization and green retrofit funding; and sustainable development standards for all new construction. Sustainable development provides tremendous benefits to residents through reduced energy costs and healthier indoor environments.

Providing Affordable Housing

Affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, revitalize neighborhoods and stabilize lives. Mercy Housing serves a variety of populations with housing for low-income families, seniors, and people with special needs. We partner with communities and make a long-term commitment to help them succeed, resulting in positive, measurable outcomes for residents and neighborhoods.

Providing Services

Providing a path to affordable housing is just one step in the process of building a stable life after a struggle with housing. Oftentimes, those who find a home with Mercy Housing have lived under incredibly difficult circumstances that continue to impact their lives even after they finally find a place to call home. To help residents live healthy, secure and dignified lives, we’ve developed a full spectrum of services that foster continued growth and empowerment for our residents, their families and their communities including health education, after-school support, financial literacy classes and more.

Donate to Mercy Housing

Your donation today will provide affordable housing to vulnerable people, a place where their lives can be rebuilt.