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Mercy Housing Makes Affordable Housing Green Through Energy and Water Efficiency Upgrades

Mercy Housing Makes Affordable Housing Green Through Energy and Water Efficiency Upgrades

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amelia Laing Content Manager 303-830-3432 alaing@mercyhousing.org San Francisco, CA—Mercy Housing, the largest affordable housing nonprofit in the country, announced today that it has upgraded six of its California properties with efficiency measures that will reduce the amount of energy and water consumed in the buildings. The upgrades were supported by Mercy … Continue reading

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