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Reginald Hughes has called the Pullman neighborhood home since 1970. Over the decades, he has witnessed the once thriving community fall into a steady decline. Yet, recently his hope has been restored. Throughout the course of 2012 Reginald has watched as Mercy Portfolio Services worked with Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives and Safeway Construction Company to transform

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More than a dozen employees from Equity Residential teamed up earlier this fall to complete the final stage of landscaping and construction for a new patio space at the Margot and Harold Schiff Residences on Chicago’s near north side. During the day, the group planted trees and flowering bushes, weeded the prairie garden, spread mulch and gravel,

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Reginald Hughes has called the Pullman neighborhood home since 1970. Over the decades, he has witnessed the once thriving community fall into a steady decline. Yet, recently his hope has been restored. Throughout the course of 2012 Reginald has watched as Mercy Portfolio Services worked with Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives and Safeway Construction Company to transform Champlain Avenue,

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savannah gardens

Out of 140 nominations, we are thrilled to announce that two of our properties were selected by Affordable Housing Finance Readers as winners in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards! Thanks to everyone who voted. Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Harold Washington Apartments was selected as the winner in the Preservation category and Mercy Housing Southeast’s Savannah Gardens

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Earlier this summer, the Nuns on the Bus visited Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Englewood property on their cross-country journey to Washington D.C. More than a dozen Catholic Nuns travelled across nine states to raise awareness and campaign for budget fairness across the nation. A large crowd welcomed the Nuns as the bus pulled up to the

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By the time Bridgette connected with Mercy Housing, she had fought through recovery from addiction and lived in homeless shelters. Her strength and tenacity led to a job and the ability to move her family into a home of their own. But soon, Bridgette was laid off from her job and her home went into foreclosure. “I

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U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan today visited Chicago and toured the historic Pullman Wheelworks, a newly purchased 210-unit affordable housing building on Chicago’s south side. Mercy Housing Lakefront and National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation (NHT/E) hosted the tour to highlight the latest preservation strategies they are employing together to address

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Mercy Housing Lakefront will now be able to continue their work of creating and preserving affordable housing opportunities in areas outside of Chicago – particularly in Kane and Kankakee Counties—thanks to a $125,000 grant from Grand Victoria Foundation. “We are honored to receive this generous award from Grand Victoria Foundation” said Cindy Holler, Mercy Housing

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Mercy Housing Lakefront opened the Wentworth Commons Apartments in June 2005 and soon became home to 24 single adults and 27 families, including 85 children who were formerly homeless or at great risk of becoming homeless. The Wentworth became more than a home to the Voss Family. It enabled them to live in hope of a

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Today, Mercy Housing Lakefront announced that it has been selected to participate in the Housing Partnership Network’s (HPN) Innovations in Neighborhood Stabilization and Foreclosure Prevention Initiative, an effort to expand innovative solutions to neighborhood stabilization challenges in 10 metropolitan areas across the country. The initiative is part of a $2.75 million commitment by the Citi Foundation to bolster

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