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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release:  April 19, 2020 DENVER—Mercy Community Capital (MCC) was selected to receive the highly sought-after Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) award in 2016, 2018, and most recently in 2020 to fund affordable housing communities. This public-private partnership will allow MCC to leverage capital at both the investment- and project-level by at least

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release:  April 8, 2021 With the goal to develop and preserve 9,000 affordable homes by 2024, the nation’s leading affordable housing nonprofit creates an innovative funding tool to build more housing with services across America. DENVER—Mercy Housing created the Gap Note Program to help meet the historic need for affordable housing

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Just south of Sacramento is Stockton, California, a city of around 309,000 people in the Central Valley on the San Joaquin River. The town never fully recovered from the Great Recession, and a history of disinvestment disproportionately affects Stockton’s Black, Latinx, and Filipino residents. The Crosstown Freeway is an unofficial boundary, a scar of redlining’s

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Dominique, Mercy Housing Lakefront resident
Apr 01

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Dominique is a 32-year-old single mother who lives at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s (MHL) Washington Courts in Chicago’s Austin community. She was born and raised in the North Lawndale community, just five miles south of the Austin neighborhood. “I moved with my one-year-old daughter Maliha to Indianapolis, because I had family issues here … I lived with my cousin for some time.”  After

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Press Release: March 19, 2021 Contact: Tamara Aparton, SF Rec and Parks | 415-568-0551 | tamara.aparton@sfgov.org Shashi Jivan, Mercy Housing | 510-542-4064 | sjivan@mercyhousing.org SAN FRANCISCO—Visitacion Valley and Sunnydale residents are one huge step closer to having a recreation center and gym in their kid-heavy community, thanks to many years of advocacy from neighbors, commitment from

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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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We Can Do Better. We Must Do Better.

As widely reported, hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen dramatically in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic. Harmful rhetoric and criminal assaults, including attributing COVID-19 to people of Chinese or Asian descent, has led to a sharp increase in anti-Asian bias. The horrific attacks continue and hate speech is where violence begins.

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The Sisters of Mercy in Omaha propose a concrete response to the affordable housing crisis in America.

In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, Mercy Housing would like to celebrate our special relationship with the Catholic Sisters who have sponsored our housing ministry for the past 39 years and had the vision to build the organization into the industry leader it is today. The Sisters of Mercy provided the initial financial resources

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Dear Mr. President, As the President & CEO of Mercy Housing, the nation’s leading affordable housing nonprofit, I reach out to you as a partner in hope. We share your belief that America’s success depends not on any one of us but on all of us. The need for affordable housing is at a historic

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