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On April 4, 2022, Mercy Housing California announced the launch of the California Land Acquisition Fund, created to bring the speed and impact of private equity funds to the nonprofit affordable housing space. The $47 million fund was launched with significant participation from JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, The California Endowment, Wells Fargo, CommonSpirit Health, California

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Ford Fish Mercy Housing California Board Member

In February, the Mercy Housing California (MHC) community suffered the loss of a brilliant and compassionate affordable housing advocate, longtime MHC board member Ford Fish. We hope you will join us in keeping his family in your thoughts. Ford served on the MHC board for over seven years, bringing forth his passion for ending homelessness

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A photo of a hand painted sign, with a garden mural and a man holding a basket of vegetables, with the title "Cleo Neslon Community Garden"

With new insights from Sunnydale community members and a one-million-dollar grant from the Stupski Foundation, Mercy Housing California (MHC) is taking significant strides towards expanding access to fresh, nutritious, culturally relevant food for residents of Sunnydale, a former public housing community in San Francisco engaged in a resident-led neighborhood transformation. This new grant will enable

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A photo of Lili Lew Hailer, smiling towards the camera

We are pleased to announce that Lillian “Lilli” Lew-Hailer is joining Mercy Housing California as the Regional Vice President of Operations. Lilli joins Mercy Housing from MidPen Housing, where she was Vice President of Housing Development for over six years. In her twelve years at MidPen, Lilli worked on new construction and renovation projects, developed building guidelines

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A rendering of the Long Beach Senior Community

On March 9, 2022, Mercy Housing California joined the City of Long Beach, Long Beach Development Services, Bank of America, and the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn in celebrating the groundbreaking of Long Beach Senior, a new 68-home affordable community for seniors. Slated for completion in the Fall of 2023, Long Beach

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Amelita wearing a suit and sunglasses, standing outside in front of a small hill of dirt, with blue shovels lined up

On February 15, Mercy Housing California’s (MHC’s) board of directors awarded the annual Sister Lillian Murphy Housing Justice Award to Amelita “Ami” Pascual, MHC Regional Director of Philanthropy in Southern California. MHC’s board created the award to honor Mercy Housing’s late and beloved President and CEO, Lillian Murphy, after her retirement in 2014. Sister Lillian

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Villa de Vida Poway

Tour the grounds, hear the stories, and meet the residents at Villa de Vida Poway in Southern California, Mercy Housing’s newest community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Once completed in 2023, Long Beach Senior will provide Central Long Beach with new high-quality, affordable apartment homes for low-income seniors and senior veterans who have experienced homelessness. Contact: Rosalyn Sternberg, Communications Manager, Mercy Housing California, rosalyn.sternberg@mercyhousing.org LONG BEACH, California On March 9, 2022, Mercy Housing California, the City of Long Beach, Long Beach Development

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Editor’s Note: After this article was originally published, Ford Fish, a long-time Mercy Housing California Board member passed away. We will be forever grateful to Ford, who leaves behind a legacy and commitment to quality, affordable housing and new opportunities for thousands of California families.  The new year brings changes to the Mercy Housing California

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Two woman, one with a black sweater and another with a red and white sweater, are wearing blue gloves and sorting food items into shopping bags

Stroll by Mercy Housing’s Heritage Homes community on a Monday morning and you will likely pass a throng of neighborhood residents greeting one another in a multitude of languages, while bags of fresh produce change hands and volunteers work up a sweat. From the ground floor of Heritage Homes, Mercy Housing California (MHC) operates one

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