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Mercy Housing Residents are smiling towards the camera holding backpacks filled with back to school goodies

Walking around San Francisco’s Sunnydale neighborhood these days, you can feel the excitement building. Dozens of families are moving into beautiful new homes, young people are back in school and the sounds of new construction are a constant reminder of change and opportunity. In partnership with HOPE SF, a bold San Francisco initiative focused on

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Header that states "Meet The Team" with headshots of interns Isaiah, Citlali, and Priscila

Each year, Mercy Housing California (MHC) is proud to partner with tomorrow’s affordable housing leaders as they advance in their chosen careers by interning with our real estate development teams. We recently welcomed three incredibly talented interns to our Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles offices, and sat down to chat with them about their

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The Mission District is among San Francisco’s most diverse neighborhoods, and for more than 100 years has been the hub of Latinx culture and business in the city. It’s also among the city’s most rent-burdened communities, with about 35% of residents paying more than 30% of their income on housing. New construction hasn’t kept pace

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Arik posing with children and giant check

After a challenging year, residents of the Land Park Woods community in Sacramento found true cause for celebration on September 28, as around 150 children, caregivers, and supporters gathered to launch the Armstead Academy. Fueled by a $250,000 contribution to Mercy Housing California (MHC) from Mr. Arik Armstead, Defensive End for the San Francisco 49ers

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Rendering of Burbank Boulevard Senior Housing

If you had asked me ten years ago to predict the next phase of California’s homelessness crisis, I would have expressed an optimism that’s wound up being challenging to sustain. Just like each of you, I’ve been dismayed by the stubbornness of this crisis. Not a single one of our neighbors should be living in

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A rendering of the new CHEFS kitchen at 1064 Mission

Walk past Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco’s (ECS’s) Canon Kip Senior Center and you might get a whiff of something delicious. For more than 15 years, ECS has changed lives through their Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Services or “CHEFS” program. Participants, primarily people experiencing homelessness, master all the skills necessary to run

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Mercy Housing California is currently constructing a whopping 17 new communities with permanent supportive housing throughout the state. Once complete, these residences will provide homes to about 1,590 individuals and families and expand our reach in high-need areas such as Los Angeles and the East Bay Area. Enjoy a sneak peek at three new communities

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Family on a playground

Authored by Mercy Housing California’s partners at ALL HOME, the Bay Area’s leading driver of region-wide solutions to disrupt the cycles of poverty and homelessness, reduce racial disparities, and create more economic mobility opportunities for extremely low-income people. For more information about All Home or to get involved in their work, reach out to Edie

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On Wednesday, August 11, for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the grounds at Mather Veterans Village in Rancho Cordova teemed with residents, neighbors, resource providers, and a small cadre of loyal canines. More than one hundred community members strolled from booth to booth, connecting with 22 different exhibitors at Mather’s

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Sheltered vs. Unsheltered: Where do we stack up? California and New York both have comparatively high rates of homelessness per capita.* However, the two states’ homelessness crises don’t look the same. New York has more sheltered homeless people, while California has more unsheltered homeless people, making our crisis more visible. Shelter provides important health and

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