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California Governor signs historic housing package

California Governor signs historic housing package

Today, Mercy Housing California is honored to celebrate with our partners and legislative leaders a hard-fought victory for the future of affordable housing and healthy communities. Signing into law a package of 15 bills, Governor Jerry Brown gave the final approval to tackle the state’s affordability crisis through a two-pronged approach: streamlining the lengthy and … Continue reading

Mercy Housing Announces Partnership With Partnership for a Healthier America

Mercy Housing Announces Partnership With Partnership for a Healthier America

Today, Mercy Housing announced a new partnership with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), an organization dedicated to solving the childhood obesity crisis. In partnering with PHA, Mercy Housing, the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing in the country, committed to employ active design strategies at 80 percent of its affordable housing communities. Active design … Continue reading

Why We Need the CDFI Fund

Why We Need the CDFI Fund

Last week, we saw the current administration’s first budget proposal, which calls for a $54 billion increase in military spending, funded by cuts to nonmilitary programs. The New York Times reported that, as part of these cuts, the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund (“the Fund”) will be “all but eliminated.” While it … Continue reading

MEASURE H : HOPE FOR LA’S HOMELESS

MEASURE H : HOPE FOR LA’S HOMELESS

On March 7, Los Angeles voters passed Measure H—a companion measure to last Fall’s Proposition HHH. Part of the $355 million generated annually by Measure H’s quarter-cent tax hike will pay for services at the 10,000 permanent-supportive units slated to be built for LA’s chronically homeless population under Proposition HHH. Developers of those homes would … Continue reading

THE OPENHOUSE COMMUNITY AT 55 LAGUNA MAKES SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY

THE OPENHOUSE COMMUNITY AT 55 LAGUNA MAKES SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY

On March 23, Mercy Housing California and Openhouse celebrated the Grand Opening of The Openhouse Community at 55 Laguna—San Francisco’s first affordable housing community welcoming to LGBT seniors. The 40 apartments augmented by onsite services provided by Openhouse rehabilitates a historic city landmark into a thriving and inclusive home welcoming to LGBT seniors and formerly … Continue reading