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BBVA Compass, Opportunity Finance Network Welcome First Class of Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham

BBVA Compass, Opportunity Finance Network Welcome First Class of Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham

25 professionals from diverse finance organizations participate in leadership program Fellows to explore ways to give underserved communities better access to capital BIRMINGHAM, AL, March 22, 2017— BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network on Tuesday welcome their inaugural class of 25 Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham for a three-day training session where they’ll explore how to … Continue reading

Resident Leaders on a Path to Employment

Resident Leaders on a Path to Employment

Soon after Mercy Housing Northwest began providing Community Health Worker (CHW) services at seven properties in Seattle and South King County in 2014 they noticed an exciting trend. A number of participants in the health and wellness programs were encouraged to attend by emerging ‘resident leaders.’ These resident leaders are trusted voices in their communities … Continue reading

Housing and Health- Working Together for Residents

Housing and Health- Working Together for Residents

Maria lives in Kent with her family, including a young son with Down syndrome. After she connected with Esther Vazquez, a Spanish-speaking MHNW CHW who serves two affordable housing properties in Kent, Maria began attending weekly classes and taking a more active role in her family’s health. Esther introduced Maria to free and low-cost options … Continue reading

7 Mercy Housing “Fun Nun” Facts

7 Mercy Housing “Fun Nun” Facts

Mercy Housing was founded by eight communities of Catholic Sisters in 1981, and since then we have incorporated their founding values of respect, justice, and mercy into every aspect of our work. We acknowledge and celebrate these Catholic beginnings, which is why, in honor of National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14, 2017), we present the … 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

Mercy Loan Fund partners with Chesapeake Community Advisors and Trinity Village Non‐Profit Housing Corp. to Preserve Affordable Housing for Seniors in Waterloo, Iowa

Mercy Loan Fund partners with Chesapeake Community Advisors and Trinity Village Non‐Profit Housing Corp. to Preserve Affordable Housing for Seniors in Waterloo, Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/22/2017 Contact: Amelia Laing Content Manager alaing@mercyhousing.org 303-830-3432 Waterloo, Iowa—Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) today announced that it has provided a loan to Chesapeake Community Advisors (CCA) and Trinity Village Non Profit Housing Corp. (Trinity) for the acquisition of Cedar River Tower, an 85-home community for … Continue reading