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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2022 Contact: Kate Peterson | 303.830.3443 | kpeterson@mercyhousing.org CHICAGO, IL – Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) is celebrating the Grand Reopening of Major Jenkins Apartments, an affordable housing community located in Chicago, IL. This refurbished building features 156 apartment homes that serve people with extremely low incomes, many of whom have

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The 2022 Special Olympics Games were held in Orlando, FL., in June and brought together over 5,500 athletes, partners, and coaches from all 50 states to compete in 19 sports in front of nearly 125,000 spectators. Among the thousands of athletes was Mercy Housing Northwest resident Larry. Going for Gold  Larry, a resident at Villa

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1st Period – Lesson Plans New Gear for the New School Year! The calendar may say early August, but back-to-school (BTS) time is just around the corner for many kids across the country. For students heading back to school can bring a myriad of emotions – excitement, fear, dread(it is the first day of a

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A Special Thank You Mercy Housing Midwest recently held its 2022 Power of Home fundraiser in Omaha, Nebraska. Attendees had the opportunity to meet our new Mountain Plains president, Shelly Marquez, and learn more about our exciting plans for developing more stable, affordable housing in the community. Congratulations to this year’s Heart of Mercy Award

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‘My hat is off to you, kiddo.’ – Patricia O’Roark I worked with Sr Carolyn when she was President of Mercy Housing Midwest for several years. She shared with me several times that she was “in over her head.” After all, she had been educated to be an educator, and she was very successful both

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According to a 2021 USDA report, nearly 90% (116.7 million) of all U.S. households had access to enough food to lead healthy and active lives. That same study also showed about 1 in 10 households (13.8 million) were food insecure at some point during 2020, which, when breaking that number down, translates to 38.2 million

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Community. “A social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common culture and historical heritage.” Spend more than five minutes talking to Mercy Housing’s President & CEO Ismael Guerrero, and you will realize that the word “community” is at the core of why he has

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Mercy Housing's TransBrunch

June is Pride Month. For many people, Pride Month means parades, festivals, and rainbow flags to show support for the LGBTQ+ community. But for LGBTQ+ people, Pride Month represents so much more. LGBTQ+ Youth and Older Adults According to a SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBTQ+ Elders), LGBTQ+ older adults are “2x as likely to

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Family smiling at Disneyworld

“Every adventure requires a first step.” – Alice in Wonderland The first thing you need to know about Mercy Housing’s Area Director, Lucinda, is that she loves all things “Disney.” Ask her who her favorite character is, and she’ll be quick to answer, “I have too many favorites. I love them all.” Growing up in

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Digital rendering of 4 story building

Two loans totaling $2 million will provide predevelopment funds for two new affordable housing communities in the Denver Metro Area DENVER – Mercy Community Capital (MCC) has provided two predevelopment loans to Brinshore Development and Mile High Development for two new affordable housing communities, Northfield Flats, and Ralston Gardens. These communities will provide much-needed affordable

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