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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amelia Laing Content Manager 303-830-3432 alaing@mercyhousing.org San Francisco, CA—Mercy Housing, the largest affordable housing nonprofit in the country, announced today that it has upgraded six of its California properties with efficiency measures that will reduce the amount of energy and water consumed in the buildings. The upgrades were supported by Mercy

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As Congress grapples with the future of healthcare, politicians, advocates, and others would do well to take a page from a recent report published by Mercy Housing and the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), titled “Innovative Models In Health and Housing.” The report, prepared for the Kresge Foundation and the California Endowment, profiles nine case

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When Erika left an abusive partner, she and her two small children struggled to find a place to live. Read her story below. I’m a native San Franciscan; I grew up in the Mission district. I have two children: an eight-year-old, Nelson, and a five-year-old, Ghael. Up until a couple years ago, I had a

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By Doug Shoemaker of Mercy Housing & Kimberly Latimer-Nelligan of the Low Income Investment Fund Social determinants – such as economic stability, the physical environment and social support systems – play a larger role in determining a person’s health outcomes than his or her genes or biology. This has led to both healthcare organizations and community

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On March 7, Los Angeles voters passed Measure H—a companion measure to last Fall’s Proposition HHH. Part of the $355 million generated annually by Measure H’s quarter-cent tax hike will pay for services at the 10,000 permanent-supportive units slated to be built for LA’s chronically homeless population under Proposition HHH. Developers of those homes would

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Between field trips and field days, the Leataata Floyd Student and Family Community Center in Sacramento is always buzzing with activity. The Center has turned into a hub for the families in Sacramento’s Marina Vista and Alder Grove communities offering resources for parents and youth including bike repairs, art workshops, self-empowerment camps, and most recently

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On March 23, Mercy Housing California and Openhouse celebrated the Grand Opening of The Openhouse Community at 55 Laguna—San Francisco’s first affordable housing community welcoming to LGBT seniors. The 40 apartments augmented by onsite services provided by Openhouse rehabilitates a historic city landmark into a thriving and inclusive home welcoming to LGBT seniors and formerly

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Dear Mercy Housing Supporter, Every time I sit down to write about the housing situation in our state and nation, I feel like I’m describing a scene in a Dickens novel. We have hit such a critical point in California with homelessness and housing insecurity that our work is on nearly everyone’s minds. That concern

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Singing “California is a Garden of Eden. It’s a paradise to live in or see. But believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot, if you ain’t got that Do-Re-Mi,” keynote speaker, Kat Taylor, captured the hopes and frustrations of so many Californians struggling to make ends meet. But, for the 1,200 residents

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San Diego, Calif.—Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) today announced that it has provided a participation loan to Community HousingWorks (CHW), a nonprofit developer of affordable housing, for the acquisition of 2601-2685 Ulric Street, a 36-unit multifamily community in San Diego, Calif. CHW plans to develop the property so that

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