Giving Back One Stitch at a Time

Giving Back One Stitch at a Time

Kindness is contagious, and a local group of knitters is spreading their compassion by helping those experiencing homelessness to bundle up. The Nifty Knitters, a crafting group of seniors from Assisi Homes (Jefferson Court in Milwaukee), work together to provide hats, scarves, and mittens to a local nonprofit homeless shelter. Recently, they provided more than … Continue reading

Home is Hope

Home is Hope

You empower women like Aundria to live their best life. It’s awful enough that anyone must endure months of being cold, hungry, and homeless. But imagine the feeling of people walking right by you, not even seeing you as a human being. At best, you’re treated like a nuisance. “There were days that I was … Continue reading

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Awards Mercy Housing Lakefront $5,000 Grant to Help Seniors Experiencing Hearing Loss

CHICAGO, November 1, 2018 – Mercy Housing Lakefront today announced the acceptance of a $5,000 grant from The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to purchase hearing accessibility equipment (pocket talkers) for senior residents at the organization’s Constitution House in Aurora, IL. Pocket talker devices are reliable and easy-to-use sound amplifiers designed for individuals … Continue reading

After-School Programs in California

After-School Programs in California

When the school day is over, kids across our country experience radically different lives.  Some children get to recharge with a snack, then play a sport, or do homework with the support of family or at a local Boys and Girls Clubs.  Others do not, because family members are working and in too many communities … Continue reading

Grand Opening of Natalie Gubb Commons brings 190 affordable homes to San Francisco’s Transbay Neighborhood

Grand Opening of Natalie Gubb Commons brings 190 affordable homes to San Francisco’s Transbay Neighborhood

October 16, 2018 (San Francisco) Mercy Housing and Mayor London Breed celebrated the opening of 190 affordable family apartments in Natalie Gubb Commons.  The affordable homes were developed as part of the Transbay Redevelopment Project Area, spearheaded by the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII).  Natalie Gubb Commons is part of a mixed-income, joint … Continue reading

Partners in Preservation

An important aspect of Mercy Loan Fund’s business as a national lender is the relationships it builds with national developers of affordable housing.  One such organization, Wishrock, first came to Mercy Loan Fund in 2015 for a loan to preserve Rio Vista Apartments, a 75-unit low-income rental property for the elderly and disabled in Albuquerque, … Continue reading

Kicking Evictions Out

Kicking Evictions Out

When residents maintain housing and have more money to spend on food and healthcare, their lives become more predictable and stable. Eviction is a serious problem, it turns lives upside down and can lead to homelessness. With growing concerns over the country’s rising rents, more people are learning that eviction — even if it doesn’t … Continue reading