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A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance

Providing a home is just the beginning while serving seniors and residents with chronic disease. A Matter of Balance is a two-year pilot project catering to preventing and educating at-risk populations about falling — a major risk associated with aging and illness. For seniors, injury may lead to serious long-term health complications and could compound present … Continue reading

Thank You for Volunteering

Thank You for Volunteering

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who volunteered with Mercy Housing Lakefront in 2017.  By sharing your time, talent, and resources with us, you truly enriched the lives of our residents. Listed below are the names of individuals, groups, faith communities, and companies who volunteered in 2017, along with community … Continue reading

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