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Sister Lillian Murphy

It is with a heavy heart that I share the devastating news that Sister Lillian Murphy, RSM passed away this morning in San Francisco. For nearly 30 years, Sister Lillian fearlessly led this organization as the President and CEO. Her commitment and impact on affordable housing and to those in need will forever be felt.

Sister Lillian joined Mercy Housing in 1987 as the second President and CEO. Under her leadership, Mercy Housing expanded from a small, regional housing development organization with 250 homes and 20 staff to a nationwide leader, that today, provides homes to nearly 45,000 residents with over 1,500 employees in 21 states.

Funeral arrangements are pending. We send our deepest sympathies to Sister Lillian’s family. And in the words of Sister Lillian, “take care of yourself.”

With peace and love,