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Written By: Dee Walsh Chief Operating Officer Skyrocketing real estate costs have brought America’s affordable housing crisis to a boiling point — and the pandemic’s service sector job losses and bullish real estate market have only worsened the problem. Out of Reach 2021 finds that in no state, metropolitan area, or county can a full-time minimum-wage

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 13, 2021 Whatcom County, WA – The Port of Bellingham has approved an option to sell 3.3 acres of property on Bellingham’s downtown waterfront to Mercy Housing Northwest and The Millworks LLC to develop an affordable workforce and family housing project and local food campus.  The option lasts until December

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For more than 125 years, St. Catherine Residence has provided women of diverse talents and needs in Milwaukee with stable, affordable housing for as long – or as brief – a period as they need it. Thousands of residents have benefited from this flexibility as St. Catherine Residence has played a vital role in the

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Bob walking on a nature trail

Bob Mullarkey is no ordinary senior. At age 62, he walked 25 miles a day for 100 days this year to raise money for Mercy Housing California (MHC) and bring attention to our state’s homelessness crisis.   We touched base with Bob at the end of his 2,500-mile walk-a-thon – a stroll that raised just over $100,000 and inspired

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7th and H Sacramento

In his State of the City address this summer, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg made national headlines with an ambitious promise. “I propose that our city be the first to enact both a legal right to safe shelter and housing, and a parallel obligation for unsheltered people to accept that shelter and housing when it is

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Hacienda Entry Perspective

When the Hacienda Senior Housing Community in Richmond, CA reopens in 2022 after a major renovation, 150 seniors will enjoy a new home thanks to the partnership between the Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond (CHDC), Mercy Housing California (MHC) and the City of Richmond. To create successful, service-enriched affordable housing throughout California, MHC

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For years, Mercy Housing California’s (MHC’s) onsite resident service coordinators have partnered with a strong corps of dedicated volunteers to support our community programs. While the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most in-person volunteer opportunities, our dedicated partners still found ways to make the last eighteen months less isolating for MHC residents. Now, as kids prepare

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Parag Gupta has joined Mercy Housing as the Chief Program Officer. Parag will lead the organization’s National Resident Services program to ensure that residents have the tools and support they need to thrive. Resident engagement is at the core of our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and Mercy Housing’s legacy of resident-centered, service-enriched housing. The Resident Services team

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Villa de Vida Poway

Most of us want the chance to live both independently and in community with others, but for many adults with developmental disabilities, that dream can feel out of reach. With the opening of Mercy Housing California’s (MHC’s) Villa de Vida Poway community, MHC is supporting about 60 people in achieving their dream of leading independent

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Skid Row

Drive down Skid Row in Los Angeles and you’re likely to wonder whether any progress is being made toward ending California’s homelessness crisis. Home to one of the largest populations of people experiencing homelessness in the United States, Skid Row has come to symbolize California’s ongoing struggles to solve the long-standing housing shortage in the

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