Tagged with homelessness

5 Ways Poverty Affects You

5 Ways Poverty Affects You

Poverty affects all of us, every day, many times in ways that we may not recognize. Here’s just a handful: 1. Your Wallet The American Psychological Association estimates that child poverty costs the U.S. economy $500 billion a year. That touches the lives of anyone in the country.        2. Your Work Life The … Continue reading

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

  Wayne grew up in Chicago with a close-knit family that loved cars. Wayne became a career mechanic, purchased his own home, and was successfully providing for his three daughters. Life was going pretty well for Wayne, and then the worst happened: he lost his parents. After Wayne’s parents passed away, he struggled to cope … Continue reading

Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Day!

Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Day!

In honor of Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day (HHAD), February 2nd, a sea of over 600 community advocates in red scarves gathered at the Capitol in Olympia with the united belief that everyone should have access to affordable homes. Hosted by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (WLIHA), HHAD was about ACTION, ADVOCACY, and ONENESS. … Continue reading

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Homelessness

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Homelessness

In honor of Poverty Awareness Month, we thought you should know these seven facts about homelessness. 7. You could fill five football stadiums with the homeless population of the U.S. At least 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in January of 2015 in the U.S., according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s … Continue reading

First Regional Homeless and Disabled Veterans Housing  Opens in Rancho Cordova, CA

First Regional Homeless and Disabled Veterans Housing Opens in Rancho Cordova, CA

“Everyone at Mercy Housing California feels enormous pride whenever we complete a new affordable housing community for low-income residents,” said President Doug Shoemaker, Mercy Housing California, the master developer. “But there is an extra special feeling we all share when we open a new community for formerly homeless and disabled veterans. Mather Veterans Village is our second veterans housing community in California and it would not have been possible without the amazing group of collaborative partners who worked tirelessly to turn this veterans village concept into a beautiful reality.” Continue reading