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Kicking Evictions Out

Kicking Evictions Out

When residents maintain housing and have more money to spend on food and healthcare, their lives become more predictable and stable. Eviction is a serious problem, it turns lives upside down and can lead to homelessness. With growing concerns over the country’s rising rents, more people are learning that eviction — even if it doesn’t … Continue reading

EPIC Determination!

EPIC Determination!

Luz immigrated from Honduras in hopes of pursuing an education. She didn’t speak English at the time, but was determined to succeed. She had to work two jobs to support herself after her father returned to Honduras, leaving her in the U.S. by herself. Luz was forced to enter the foster care system and became … Continue reading

The Making of a U.S. Citizen

The Making of a U.S. Citizen

For many families who immigrate to the United States, the road to citizenship can be a long and arduous process. This is the case for many of the residents at Grace Apartments in Denver, Colorado where the population is comprised of refugees and immigrants primarily from Southeast Asia including Bhutan, Nepal, and Burma. The naturalization … Continue reading

Natalie Gubb Commons

Natalie Gubb Commons

In October, Mercy Housing and our Bay Area colleagues will honor our long-time friend and co-conspirator, Natalie Gubb, with the dedication of a family housing community in her name. Natalie was among the true leaders of the affordable housing world, having been instrumental in drafting the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) in 1986, which is … Continue reading

How Health & Housing Saved a Life

How Health & Housing Saved a Life

Johnnie Dickerson credits Mercy Housing for saving his life. Literally. Johnnie is a retired 72-year old who resides at Mercy Housing’s The Atrium at Collegetown in Atlanta. Every Monday, Dr. Ayanna Buckner from Morehouse School of Medicine stops by Johnnie’s home for a check-up. On one particular cold, December Monday, Dr. Buckner noted something of … Continue reading

Volunteering to Make a Difference

Volunteering to Make a Difference

Meet Scott — a volunteer making a direct impact on the lives of our residents! A long-time volunteer at Mercy Housing, Scott received his GED and graduated from a culinary program at Red Rocks Community College. For the past 19 years, he has worked in the financial services field. Close to five years ago, Scott … Continue reading