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New 70-Unit Affordable Housing Development in Kankakee Slated for December Opening; Unique Partnership Between Mercy Housing Lakefront and Presence Health Will Feature an On-Site Health and Wellness Clinic Serving Residents and the Community


David Pickard
(708) 434-5006

CHICAGO, IL (August 28, 2017) – Mercy Housing Lakefront announced today that it will begin accepting applications on September 5, 2017 for River Station Senior Apartments, a 70-unit affordable housing development in Kankakee designed for low-to-moderate-income seniors. Part of a broad community revitalization strategy in a key area of downtown Kankakee, the project is a collaboration between Mercy Housing Lakefront, the Kankakee County Housing Authority (KCHA), Presence St. Mary’s Hospital and the City of Kankakee.

In addition to one-bedroom units for singles and couples, the development will feature an 1,800-square foot health and wellness clinic facilitated by Presence Health, as well as a broad array of other amenities including a computer lab, fitness room, in-unit laundry, storage rooms, bike storage, property management and resident services offices.

“Mercy Housing Lakefront, along with our partners, is thrilled to be able to provide seniors in Kankakee with such an affordable and service-enriched living environment that will also offer convenient access to basic healthcare support,” said Mercy Housing Lakefront President Mark Angelini. “There is a documented need for these types of apartments in the city, and we anticipate that units will fill quickly. We encourage those interested in applying to do so as soon as possible.”

Apartments will be leased on a first come, first served basis at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s temporary leasing location in the Presence St. Mary’s Medical West Building (555 West Court Street, Suite 106, Kankakee, IL). Beginning at 10 a.m. on September 5, 2017, paper applications will be available at this location, or prospective tenants can access the application online (

To qualify for housing, the applicant’s annual gross income must be at or below 60 percent of the area median income, which is $27,180 for one person, or $31,080 for two people. For additional details on rent and income restrictions, or other eligibility requirements, please contact the temporary leasing office at (815) 401-9269 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

About Mercy Housing Lakefront

Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) is working to build a region where everyone has an affordable home to use as a springboard to achieve better health, economic security, and a brighter future for their kids. By the end of 2017, MHL will own and operate 52 properties in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, enabling more than 8,000 people to live in hope. MHL is a regional branch of Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), a leading national affordable housing nonprofit headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Please find additional information at

About Presence St. Mary’s Hospital

Presence St. Mary’s Hospital is a 182-bed acute care facility with a Level II Emergency/Trauma Center serving Kankakee and the surrounding counties. Presence St. Mary’s Hospital has received numerous awards for their quality of care and has been recognized nationally for their achievements in patient safety and satisfaction.

About Presence Health

Presence Health is one of the largest Catholic health systems in Illinois, providing compassionate care to over 4 million people. With nearly 150 sites of care including 10 hospitals, over 15,000 associates and more than 4,000 medical professionals.