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On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was intended to expand the protections first established in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ’68 Act prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, gender, and, with a later

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rendering of 8315 East Colfax

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Barefoot PR /@barefootpr.com The Groundbreaking Celebrates and Demonstrates How Cities, Counties and Communities Can Work Together to Serve Families in Denver DENVER (April 7, 2022) – Today, Mercy Housing Mountain Plains, Mile High United Way, the City and County of Denver, and others celebrated the groundbreaking of The Rose on

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On April 4, 2022, Mercy Housing California announced the launch of the California Land Acquisition Fund, created to bring the speed and impact of private equity funds to the nonprofit affordable housing space. The $47 million fund was launched with significant participation from JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, The California Endowment, Wells Fargo, CommonSpirit Health, California

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Ford Fish Mercy Housing California Board Member

In February, the Mercy Housing California (MHC) community suffered the loss of a brilliant and compassionate affordable housing advocate, longtime MHC board member Ford Fish. We hope you will join us in keeping his family in your thoughts. Ford served on the MHC board for over seven years, bringing forth his passion for ending homelessness

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A photo of a hand painted sign, with a garden mural and a man holding a basket of vegetables, with the title "Cleo Neslon Community Garden"

With new insights from Sunnydale community members and a one-million-dollar grant from the Stupski Foundation, Mercy Housing California (MHC) is taking significant strides towards expanding access to fresh, nutritious, culturally relevant food for residents of Sunnydale, a former public housing community in San Francisco engaged in a resident-led neighborhood transformation. This new grant will enable

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A photo of Lili Lew Hailer, smiling towards the camera

We are pleased to announce that Lillian “Lilli” Lew-Hailer is joining Mercy Housing California as the Regional Vice President of Operations. Lilli joins Mercy Housing from MidPen Housing, where she was Vice President of Housing Development for over six years. In her twelve years at MidPen, Lilli worked on new construction and renovation projects, developed building guidelines

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A rendering of the Long Beach Senior Community

On March 9, 2022, Mercy Housing California joined the City of Long Beach, Long Beach Development Services, Bank of America, and the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn in celebrating the groundbreaking of Long Beach Senior, a new 68-home affordable community for seniors. Slated for completion in the Fall of 2023, Long Beach

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Amelita wearing a suit and sunglasses, standing outside in front of a small hill of dirt, with blue shovels lined up

On February 15, Mercy Housing California’s (MHC’s) board of directors awarded the annual Sister Lillian Murphy Housing Justice Award to Amelita “Ami” Pascual, MHC Regional Director of Philanthropy in Southern California. MHC’s board created the award to honor Mercy Housing’s late and beloved President and CEO, Lillian Murphy, after her retirement in 2014. Sister Lillian

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Villa de Vida Poway

Tour the grounds, hear the stories, and meet the residents at Villa de Vida Poway in Southern California, Mercy Housing’s newest community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Jane Graf Headshot

Mercy Housing – Jane Graf – A Guiding Light (2014-2020) “I’ve always believed that nothing is impossible.”  Some might say that Jane Graf was born to lead.  When Sister Lillian Murphy announced her retirement from Mercy Housing in 2014, Jane was at the top of the list to lead the organization. She was the first

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