In The News

Mother standing by front door with two children

Thanks to resident volunteers, the Neighbor-Up program is making a difference every day! Dawn has made Crestview Village in La Vista, Nebraska, home for 11 years and is now taking on a new role in her community as a Neighbor-Up leader! The Neighbor-Up program launched in late August in response to COVID-19 to help bring

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Denver City Councilman, Chris Herndon and his young son CJ.

Denver City Councilman, Chris Herndon, did not hesitate to step in and help support Mercy Housing residents at Bluff Lake Apartments. Over the holidays, he sponsored several families with holiday gift items and delivered them to Bluff Lake with his young son CJ. Additionally, knowing that many residents were facing a particularly hard time due

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Sylvia, resident at Page Commons senior community

Donors like you have made it possible for residents to get through this pandemic in a safe and affordable home. Sylvia is a resident who is grateful to have stability during profound economic uncertainty. Sylvia says, “I’ve taken COVID, and made some lemonade!” The youngest of six children, Sylvia grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although

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Mercy Housing was awarded a substantial grant from Colorado Access which will aid in our health navigation initiatives

Have you heard the term ‘health navigation?’ You’re not alone if the answer is ‘no.’ Although our repertoire of health-related terms and definitions has certainly grown during COVID, health navigation is often not one covered in mainstream news. However, it plays a critical role in the work of many healthcare organizations and the Mercy Housing

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Ellis, Mercy Housing Mountain Plains resident shares his advice about quitting smoking.

Each new year brings the prospect of a fresh start. Many of us use this time as an opportunity to refocus, reset, and look for ways to improve ourselves both personally and professionally. As 2021 begins, many will embark on a journey toward tobacco independence with the goal to quit or reduce tobacco use. Ellis

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Patti (left) with her daughter in 2019.

With a grim prognosis from her doctor, Patti knew she needed to make a major life change. Having smoked cigarettes for the past 28 years, she was faced with a dire health crisis. Patti moved to Denver from Louisiana two years ago to be close to her daughter. While putting down roots in a new

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Thank-uary

We are so excited to ring in 2021 with you and for the prospect of sharing a fresh start and new beginnings! Before we look forward, however, we want to take a moment to reflect on the past year. So many of us were forced to navigate through unexpected challenges and hardships, as individuals, in

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release:  December 1, 2020 Contact:  Kate Peterson | 303.830.3443 |  kpeterson@mercyhousing.org Clare Gardens and Grace Apartments—Mercy Housing communities—have been re-syndicated, preserving 181 homes for generations to come. DENVER— The economic fallout from the pandemic continues to strain people’s ability to afford housing, especially those living with low incomes. While residential real

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“I just imagine a world where everybody gets treated with respect, dignity, and feel like they are worth something in this world.” – Seeta

Seeta was just six years old when she arrived in the United States on September 15, 2005, with her mother, brother, and two sisters. The details leading up to their arrival are a little blurry for her. They left the Ivory Coast amidst a civil war, and things happened very fast. Seeta’s father fled their

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Making Your Voice Heard

Mercy Housing set a goal to register “2,020 in 2020” — a campaign aimed to register 2,020 Mercy Housing residents across the country to vote. With the November elections right around the corner, we’ve already surpassed our goal! Voting is essential to our democracy, and voter registration is the first step. As with so many

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