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Kionna

A Student’s Journey from Sunnydale to UC Berkeley Kionna is a studious 18-year-old freshman at UC Berkeley. Like most college students this fall, she is learning virtually, but unlike most, she was able to move into the dorms at Cal as they allowed a limited number of freshmen to live on campus while learning remotely.

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From Food Insecurity to Food Sovereignty: Reimagining local food systems in the Sunnydale community

Reimagining local food systems in the Sunnydale community According to the USDA Food Atlas, most San Franciscans travel less than a half mile to get to the nearest grocery store. But that is not the case for residents of San Francisco’s Sunnydale public housing community who have to trek more than a mile to get

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2020 Contact: Rick Sprague, Mercy Housing California | RSprague@mercyhousing.org ***PRESS RELEASE*** El Monte, CA – Mayor Andre Quintero, joined by the City Council and a small group of various partners and City, County, and State officials, will announce the dedication of Baldwin Rose Apartments, a new affordable housing community on

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We thought you should know these seven facts about homelessness. 7. You could fill five football stadiums with the homeless population of the U.S. At least 567,715 people were homeless on a given night in January of 2019 in the U.S., according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) annual Point-in-Time (PIT) 2019

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jazz ensemble ZAZZ

The power of music was well known even before science confirmed what we already knew: music heals us. And at a time when more and more people are suffering from the effects of long-term stress, music’s healing abilities are needed more than ever. Over the last few months, it has been inspiring to see how

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Lofts of Arthington photo

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced six winning residential projects for the 2020 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award, during ULI’s Virtual Fall Meeting. Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Lofts on Arthington was one of the winners in the large-scale development category. Read the press release on Urban Land

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Listen to two interviews with our CEO, Ismael Guerrero and Katie Goar available now on ForbesBooksRadio. These episodes are available on Apple, Spotify and wherever you get podcasts: Part 1 Episode 10 | Part One: Ismael Guerrero, President & CEO of Mercy Housing Part 2 Episode 10 | Part Two: Ismael Guerrero, President & CEO

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Millions of people nationwide struggle to pay their rent, and in many places only the privileged can afford to buy a home. When housing costs eat up most of a person’s paycheck, they often have to make sacrifices, foregoing healthcare, education, and sometimes even food. The nation’s lack of affordable housing perpetuates cycles of poverty

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: October 9, 2020 Contact: Kate Peterson | 303.830.3443 | kpeterson@mercyhousing.org Community-based Fund led by Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta to help families, seniors, and people with special needs with COVID relief ATLANTA—Mercy Housing Southeast (MHSE) received funding from the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and

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6 ways being poor is expensive

It’s not easy being poor. But did you know it is also really expensive? Check out these six ways poverty can be so pricey: 6. Getting Places In order to buy groceries, commute to work, go to school, visit the doctor’s office, or pick up any medication you or your family might need, you need

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