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No Bullies, Just Leaders

No Bullies, Just Leaders

Mercy Housing Mountain Plains is excited to start its second year of a youth program at five family properties in the metro Denver area. The Adolescents 4 Health and Prevention (A4HP) Program is funded by the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program. This curriculum-based program is designed to provide education for youth up to age 24, … Continue reading

Thanks to You…

Thanks to You…

Mercy Housing Mountain Plains’ (MHMP) youngest residents can achieve academic success and stability through our Out-of-School Time (OST) programming, thanks to supporters like you. Fundamental to our Resident Services programs, OST provides structured, age-appropriate activities that help our youth to build academic and leadership skills, sustain and expand physical activity, and become actively involved in … Continue reading

How to Find Affordable Housing with Us

How to Find Affordable Housing with Us

Mercy Housing knows that many people are in search of a home at this time of year. Below are some helpful links to jump start your search for affordable housing: Where We’re Located Frequently Asked Questions Resident Services How To Apply It’s important to keep in mind that even if a community has a waiting … Continue reading

Tackling Food Insecurity

Tackling Food Insecurity

Despite having an affordable home, many Mercy Housing residents worry about having enough food. Last fall Mercy Housing collected data on resident food security status for the first time, providing a quantitative look into a serious issue for individuals and families. We found that an astounding 57% of households in the Mountain Plains region indicated food insecurity. … Continue reading

Wish for Wheels Builds Community and Bikes

Wish for Wheels Builds Community and Bikes

Thanks to Wish for Wheels, kids at Mercy Housing have brand new bikes. Wish for Wheels is a nonprofit that offers an excellent team building experience and community service opportunity through building bikes for children in need. Mercy Housing Mountain Plains is proud to partner with Wish for Wheels, TSG Properties, and the Jewish Community … Continue reading

Home Not Hospitals

Home Not Hospitals

There’s been a decline in self-reported ER visits, hospitalizations, and medical-related 911 calls at Aromor Apartments, a 61-home permanent supportive housing property located in Denver. Many of these residents have chronic and behavioral health issues from years of homelessness and housing instability.  At Aromor Apartments, they receive stable, subsidized housing, and onsite case management and … Continue reading

Savings the Green Way

Savings the Green Way

Over the past few years, Mercy Housing worked with Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) to implement energy-efficient improvements in common areas and in apartments at six Colorado properties. Upgrades included energy-efficient lighting, refrigerators, hot water heating systems, HVAC systems, space insulation, pipe insulation, and low-flow showerheads and aerators. These properties combined have saved more than $75,000 in … Continue reading

Rewarding Retrofits

Rewarding Retrofits

Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) hires and trains young people to install and retrofit low-income homes with energy-efficient devices like low-flow showerheads, high-efficiency toilets, fluorescent light bulbs, and more! This program helps Mercy Housing properties conserve resources while teaching the next generation of community leaders responsibility, environmental stewardship, and is an opportunity to give back … Continue reading