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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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Mr. Charles Davis is used to advocating for himself. The journey to his current home in Mercy Housing California’s Madonna Residences was long and winding — but he looks back on it with pride. “After I moved in here, I felt more comfortable and more at ease with myself,” said Mr. Davis. “I didn’t have

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Headshot of smiling woman, Kai Bluford, who is our Resident Services Coordinator

Kai Bluford is a Resident Services Coordinator at Mercy Housing’s Madonna Residences in San Francisco. What drew you to this line of work? It’s part of my family background. I was a latchkey kid; my parents went to work and school full time, so I was raised by my grandma and my aunt. My grandma,

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Mather Veterans village collage

Celebrating the Completion of Additional Housing for Homeless and Disabled Veterans in Rancho Cordova, CA On October 12, 2021, Mercy Housing California, Nation’s Finest, the City of Rancho Cordova and the County of Sacramento celebrated the completion of all three phases of Mather Veterans Village, the first permanent supportive housing development for homeless and disabled

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Bob walking on a nature trail

Bob Mullarkey is no ordinary senior. At age 62, he walked 25 miles a day for 100 days this year to raise money for Mercy Housing California (MHC) and bring attention to our state’s homelessness crisis.   We touched base with Bob at the end of his 2,500-mile walk-a-thon – a stroll that raised just over $100,000 and inspired

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7th and H Sacramento

In his State of the City address this summer, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg made national headlines with an ambitious promise. “I propose that our city be the first to enact both a legal right to safe shelter and housing, and a parallel obligation for unsheltered people to accept that shelter and housing when it is

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Hacienda Entry Perspective

When the Hacienda Senior Housing Community in Richmond, CA reopens in 2022 after a major renovation, 150 seniors will enjoy a new home thanks to the partnership between the Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond (CHDC), Mercy Housing California (MHC) and the City of Richmond. To create successful, service-enriched affordable housing throughout California, MHC

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For years, Mercy Housing California’s (MHC’s) onsite resident service coordinators have partnered with a strong corps of dedicated volunteers to support our community programs. While the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most in-person volunteer opportunities, our dedicated partners still found ways to make the last eighteen months less isolating for MHC residents. Now, as kids prepare

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Villa de Vida Poway

Most of us want the chance to live both independently and in community with others, but for many adults with developmental disabilities, that dream can feel out of reach. With the opening of Mercy Housing California’s (MHC’s) Villa de Vida Poway community, MHC is supporting about 60 people in achieving their dream of leading independent

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Skid Row

Drive down Skid Row in Los Angeles and you’re likely to wonder whether any progress is being made toward ending California’s homelessness crisis. Home to one of the largest populations of people experiencing homelessness in the United States, Skid Row has come to symbolize California’s ongoing struggles to solve the long-standing housing shortage in the

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