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Community Matters Newsletter – Fall 2012 In 2012, Mercy Portfolio Services debuted Developer Central, their latest tool to assist community developers in their efforts to rebuild neighborhoods across the country. Developer Central, a streamlined version of Community Central, is a robust information and process management software solution tailored to developers who acquire, rehabilitate and sell

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Community Matters Newsletter – Fall 2012 Equity Residential Foundation recently completed a pledge of $500,000 to further Mercy Housing’s mission as part of a five-year partnership started in 2008. Since the time the pledge was made, Mercy Housing has been able to successfully develop and manage quality service- enriched affordable housing serving tens of thousands

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Community Matters Newsletter – Fall 2012 James Hardie Building Products Inc, the world’s leading manufacturer of fiber cement building products, provided a $10,000 donation to support Mercy Housing’s mission. James Hardie has been a trusted materials vendor at many Mercy Housing properties. Steven Davis, Director of Construction at Mercy Housing has said that, “In 25

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  Community Matters Newsletter – Fall 2012 President and Chief Executive Officer, Sister Lillian Murphy, RSM, has announced Steven Spears as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As Mercy Housing continues to help close the gap of affordable housing over the next few years, Spears, an experienced senior finance executive, will be responsible for

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With almost $1 million in philanthropic support over the past twelve months, 180° Properties has been able to expand property preservation services throughout the Lake Michigan region, including Gary, Chicago, and Milwaukee. With this expansion, 180° Properties has now created 49 jobs and has completed 24,982 work orders to protect and maintain 5,970 homes throughout the

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More than 15 U.S. Bank volunteers, Hope House staff members and community supporters joined residents at the Johnston Center to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the completion of the supportive housing building.  “We are so grateful for U.S. Bank’s ongoing commitment to the Johnston Center Residences,” said Cindy Holler, president of Mercy Housing Lakefront. “In

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Mercy Housing Lakefront unveiled the Lakefront Residences of Grayslake, the organization’s newest building, earlier this month. The 70-unit new construction building will serve seniors in Grayslake and throughout Lake County. Grayslake Mayor Rhett Taylor as well as State Representative-elect Sam Yingling attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We are thrilled to welcome Mercy Housing to the Grayslake

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Mercy Housing’s Policy staff recently met with Senate members of the Gang of 8, an ad-hoc Senate committee seeking to create a bipartisan deficit reduction package to replace sequestration, the devastating $1.1 trillion package of spending cuts scheduled to go into effect January 1st, 2013 unless Congress agrees to a more balanced deficit reduction package.

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Thanks to the over 160 people who attended our second annual Mercy Housing Midwest lunch in Nebraska. At the event guests heard from Kimberly and her two daughters on their experience of moving out of Council Bluffs during the 2012 floods and into one of Mercy Housing’s properties in Omaha. Their experience in being involved

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Two years ago, Renee hit “rock bottom” as she found herself homeless after escaping domestic violence. Today, she is an empowered single mom, on her way to a social work degree and giving back by volunteering for a local domestic violence crisis and advocacy line. For those of you who were able to join us

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