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Earlier this month, Mercy Housing resident Sabrina received the San Francisco Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year Award. Youth of the Year finalists are chosen by their local Clubhouse based on “moral character, community involvement, academic achievements, and obstacles that they have overcome.” Sabrina accepted the award in front of a packed ballroom,Read More
Named in honor of late Mercy Housing Board member, Fredric Lohse, the Lohse Apartments are the first affordable housing community in historic downtown Roseville. The new homes are helping the city to realize its comprehensive revitalization strategy to create a more walkable and dynamic downtown. The new homes are targeted to serve the local workforceRead More
Black History and Housing
“Everything hinges on education. Without it, you can’t advocate for proper health care, for housing, for a civil rights bill that ensures your rights.”—Susan L. Taylor Black History Month is a time to look to the past for contemplation and the present with inspiration. To better understand the relationship between race and housing, here’s aRead More
Mercy Loan Fund announced today that it has received a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) DENVER— Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a subsidiary of Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), a leading national affordable housing nonprofit, will use the money to invest in much-needed affordable housing acrossRead More
Being a single mother isn’t easy, especially when you have to move with rising rents and low rental availability. Cortney has lived in Lincoln, Nebraska her entire life. After a divorce, she needed to find a home for her and her two kids, while getting adjusted to working again after years of being a stay-at-homeRead More
Colorado often tops the charts as one of the ‘healthiest places to live’ in the U.S. With thousands of acres of untamed wilderness, miles of biking and hiking trails, and some of the best rapids in the lower 48, the state is a mecca for healthy living and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. However, thereRead More
The U.S. Government’s shutdown has gone on far too long. While the long-term implications are unknown we do know one thing: hard-working Americans and their families, the elderly and those with disabilities, are being unfairly impacted through no fault of their own. Without paychecks, rental assistance or vital services people are forced to make untenableRead More
5 Facts – Who's Hungry?
It’s Poverty Awareness Month and you can’t talk about poverty without discussing food. Food insecurity — “a lack of available financial resources for food” (USDA) is a problem throughout the country, but programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are helping to keep low-income families healthy. More Americans are affected by food insecurity than you mayRead More
Dear Partners In Hope, Many view 2016 as a particularly divisive year for Americans. An election, perhaps unprecedented in the vitriol of its rhetoric, seemed to split families, end friendships, and pit neighbor against neighbor. While I understand why this past year has been marked by division, discord, and tension, the work of Mercy LoanRead More
Project Voice is one of the youth programs offered through the Leataata Floyd Student and Family Community Center at Leataata Floyd Elementary School. Established in 2015, The Center provides mental and behavioral health support and counseling, academic assistance, parent and youth leadership training, creative arts, and other enrichment programming. The Center is operated in partnershipRead More
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