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Those People —An Art Exhibition

Those People —An Art Exhibition

Those People Mercy Housing Lakefront just concluded Those People exhibition — a resident art collection exploring notions of homelessness, displacement, and diversity. We had a wonderful turnout to see 11 resident artists’ work. Many of the pieces were sold during the Grand Opening celebration and proceeds went to the artist and the Art Therapy Program. … Continue reading

Aging with Hope

Aging with Hope

Aging intimidates many and impacts all. May is Older Americans Month and seniors (people over 65) comprise 32% of residents served by Mercy Housing, that’s over 12,000 people. Understanding their needs is important to us. By 2035, seniors will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history according to the Census Bureau. Traditionally, most … Continue reading

Mothers & Mercy Housing

Mothers & Mercy Housing

Happy Mother’s Day! Families are an irreplaceable building block of a community, and Mercy Housing is always working to support families in every capacity. To support families, we must understand their needs. Women are important to Mercy Housing communities and represent 60% of the adult resident population. Many of our resident services are designed for … 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

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

  Wayne grew up in Chicago with a close-knit family that loved cars. Wayne became a career mechanic, purchased his own home, and was successfully providing for his three daughters. Life was going pretty well for Wayne, and then the worst happened: he lost his parents. After Wayne’s parents passed away, he struggled to cope … Continue reading

OUR HOMES, OUR VOICES week of action

OUR HOMES, OUR VOICES week of action

  Today marks the beginning of the Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action (May, 1 – 8). As a nation, the cost of owning and renting a home has surpassed our investments in affordable housing and millions lack safe and affordable housing. The debilitating effects of this problem stretches deep into the … Continue reading

Integrating Health and Housing to Benefit Seniors

Integrating Health and Housing to Benefit Seniors

Last week in Kankakee, Illinois, Mercy Housing Lakefront and its partners celebrated the grand opening of River Station Senior Residences, which features 70 one-bedroom homes for low- and moderate-income residents over the age of 55. The completion of any project that preserves or expands the supply of affordable homes is cause for celebration because it represents … Continue reading