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Meet a Mercy Housing Resident: Erika

Meet a Mercy Housing Resident: Erika

When Erika left an abusive partner, she and her two small children struggled to find a place to live. Read her story below. I’m a native San Franciscan; I grew up in the Mission district. I have two children: an eight-year-old, Nelson, and a five-year-old, Ghael. Up until a couple years ago, I had a … 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

PROJECT FOOD: TAKING A BITE OUT OF FOOD LITERACY

PROJECT FOOD: TAKING A BITE OUT OF FOOD LITERACY

Between field trips and field days, the Leataata Floyd Student and Family Community Center in Sacramento is always buzzing with activity. The Center has turned into a hub for the families in Sacramento’s Marina Vista and Alder Grove communities offering resources for parents and youth including bike repairs, art workshops, self-empowerment camps, and most recently … 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

Letter from Doug Shoemaker

Dear Mercy Housing Supporter, Every time I sit down to write about the housing situation in our state and nation, I feel like I’m describing a scene in a Dickens novel. We have hit such a critical point in California with homelessness and housing insecurity that our work is on nearly everyone’s minds. That concern … Continue reading

Home is just the beginning

Home is just the beginning

Singing “California is a Garden of Eden. It’s a paradise to live in or see. But believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot, if you ain’t got that Do-Re-Mi,” keynote speaker, Kat Taylor, captured the hopes and frustrations of so many Californians struggling to make ends meet. But, for the 1,200 residents … Continue reading

Mercy Loan Fund Partners With Community Housing Capital and the Housing Partnership Network to Preserve Affordable Housing in San Diego, Calif.

Mercy Loan Fund Partners With Community Housing Capital and the Housing Partnership Network to Preserve Affordable Housing in San Diego, Calif.

San Diego, Calif.—Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) today announced that it has provided a participation loan to Community HousingWorks (CHW), a nonprofit developer of affordable housing, for the acquisition of 2601-2685 Ulric Street, a 36-unit multifamily community in San Diego, Calif. CHW plans to develop the property so that … Continue reading