Posted by Mercy Housing

Kicking the Cough, We’re Smoke-Free!

Kicking the Cough, We’re Smoke-Free!

Community Partners Join Together for Residents’ Health Colorado often tops the charts as one of the ‘healthiest places to live’ in the U.S. With thousands of acres of untamed wilderness, miles of biking and hiking trails, and some of the best rapids in the lower 48, the state is a mecca for healthy living and … Continue reading

9 Ways Poverty Hurts Education

9 Ways Poverty Hurts Education

Experiencing poverty isn’t good for a students’ education… this might sound obvious but poverty and education are treated as two entirely separate issues all too often—they’re not. Poverty is a complex issue, but education is an easy way for you to get involved and help your community with this issue. Here are nine reasons why … Continue reading

New Year, New Homes at West Beamer Place

New Year, New Homes at West Beamer Place

  Like so many communities in the Sacramento Valley, Woodland (Yolo County) started out as a farming community, but over time its convenient access to Sacramento made it a desirable place to live, which led to an increase in the price of housing. In fact, since 2000, Woodland has had one of the highest percentage … Continue reading

5 Facts — Who’s Hungry?

5 Facts — Who’s Hungry?

It’s Poverty Awareness Month and you can’t talk about poverty without discussing food. Food insecurity — “a lack of available financial resources for food” (USDA) is a problem throughout the country, but programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are helping to keep low-income families healthy. More Americans are affected by food insecurity than you … Continue reading

3 Ways Poverty is Treated As a Crime

3 Ways Poverty is Treated As a Crime

It sounds unreal, farfetched, or even crazy — ‘poverty is illegal’ — but it’s happening and has been for far too long in our country. When you look at the frequency at which people are incarcerated because they can’t pay fees for speeding tickets and other small infractions, it’s heartbreaking. There are 2.2 million people … Continue reading

Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Catherine Stefani, and community leaders celebrate the reopening of affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities

138 permanently affordable apartments were rehabilitated under the RAD program San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Catherine Stefani, and community leaders today celebrated the rehabilitation and grand reopening of two former public housing properties serving seniors and people with disabilities in the lower Pacific Heights neighborhood. 2451 Sacramento Street (JFK Tower) and 2698 California … Continue reading