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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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Today, many Americans are feeling divided and hurt by a long and ugly Presidential campaign and election results.  It is too early to know how our country and communities will heal and come back together, but is so important that we find a way to do just that. One way I hope all of us can

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Project Voice- California
Oct 18

Project Voice

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 partnership

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White Rock Village's Community Care Team, Mercy Housing California, Mercy Housing

The White Rock Village Community Care Team is committed to serving its community. The team consists mostly of residents who live at White Rock Village and have decided to give back to the neighborhood and community at large.

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“Everyone at Mercy Housing California feels enormous pride whenever we complete a new affordable housing community for low-income residents,” said President Doug Shoemaker, Mercy Housing California, the master developer. “But there is an extra special feeling we all share when we open a new community for formerly homeless and disabled veterans. Mather Veterans Village is our second veterans housing community in California and it would not have been possible without the amazing group of collaborative partners who worked tirelessly to turn this veterans village concept into a beautiful reality.”

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Mather Veterans Village, © 2016 Michael O’Callahan

As a result of years of collaboration between Mercy Housing California and its partners, 50 disabled and/or previously homeless veterans now have a beautiful, new place to call home. Across the country, Mercy Housing is creating affordable homes like these for deserving people in our community thanks to the support and donations from people like

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“I had no intention of going into affordable housing,” says Katayoon Montazemi. “My background was in commercial real estate management.” But when Katayoon volunteered to help lease homes at Mercy Housing in Los Angeles, CA, in 2014, she was hooked. “I fell in love with Mercy’s mission and affordable housing,” she says. “It was the

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