Integrating Health and Housing to Benefit Seniors

Integrating Health and Housing to Benefit Seniors

Last week in Kankakee, Illinois, Mercy Housing Lakefront and its partners celebrated the grand opening of River Station Senior Residences, which features 70 one-bedroom homes for low- and moderate-income residents over the age of 55. The completion of any project that preserves or expands the supply of affordable homes is cause for celebration because it represents … Continue reading

Earth Day Drawing Contest

Earth Day Drawing Contest

This month, the Mercy Housing National office hosted an Earth Day drawing contest that was open to residents from all regions across the country. Residents were asked to create a picture of what Earth Day means to them. Here are just a few of the drawings we’d like to share from our many talented artists … Continue reading

Savings the Green Way

Savings the Green Way

Over the past few years, Mercy Housing worked with Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) to implement energy-efficient improvements in common areas and in apartments at six Colorado properties. Upgrades included energy-efficient lighting, refrigerators, hot water heating systems, HVAC systems, space insulation, pipe insulation, and low-flow showerheads and aerators. These properties combined have saved more than $75,000 in … Continue reading

Rewarding Retrofits

Rewarding Retrofits

Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) hires and trains young people to install and retrofit low-income homes with energy-efficient devices like low-flow showerheads, high-efficiency toilets, fluorescent light bulbs, and more! This program helps Mercy Housing properties conserve resources while teaching the next generation of community leaders responsibility, environmental stewardship, and is an opportunity to give back … Continue reading

Groundbreaking Energy Improvements

Groundbreaking Energy Improvements

Mercy Housing teamed with Affordable Community Energy Services Company (ACE) to perform comprehensive energy efficiency and water conservation projects for most of Mercy Housing California’s properties. Teaming with ACE will allow us to perform about $6.3 million of energy and water retrofit improvements for 6,500 affordable homes. “This project is groundbreaking in a number of … Continue reading

Health & Housing

Health & Housing

This Saturday April 7th marks World Health Day, which was started by the World Health Organization in 1950. Mercy Housing is keenly aware of the relationship between health and housing. When people have a safe, clean, and affordable living space, their physical and mental health thrives. We implement and measure healthcare programming through our resident services … Continue reading

March for Our Lives

Dear Colleagues, I don’t know about you, but I am energized and inspired by the youth of America! Who could have imagined the wisdom, commitment, focus, and organizing savvy displayed this past weekend at the “March for Our Lives”? Just the name: “March for Our Lives” coupled with the title of the movement “Never Again” … Continue reading