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Thanks to a $400,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation, Mercy Housing Lakefront will renovate 108 units of affordable housing for veterans and their families in Chicago.

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Pierce & Associates recently provided a $100,000 charitable donation to further the goals of Mercy Housing Lakefront’s ten-year Moving Forward Together campaign. With this new gift, Denis Pierce, Pierce & Associates, and the Pierce Family Foundation have contributed almost $1.4 million over three years to address the regional housing and foreclosure crisis. The economy is

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Mercy Housing announced today the appointment of Sharon Saxelby as Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer. Saxelby’s appointment culminates an extensive national search to establish a new structure for the organization’s philanthropic efforts. She will report to Mercy Housing Chief Executive Officer Sister Lillian Murphy, RSM, and be based out of the national Mercy

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Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) and Mercy Loan Fund (MLF) have partnered to preserve Central Annex / Union Court Apartments, a 101-unit affordable housing development for the elderly and those with special needs in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A $2.4 million loan from MLF will allow POAH to maintain the physical asset of the property and ensure

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Mercy Housing’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. “In the current economic environment, it’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish our mission of providing program-enriched affordable housing for families and individuals,”

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U.S. Bank, Mercy Housing California, and New Directions have closed on a financing package that paves the way for El Monte Veterans Housing, a $12.8 million affordable housing development aimed at supporting returning veterans in Los Angeles County who might otherwise be homeless. Construction starts this month with completion expected in March 2014. El Monte

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Although the markets are beginning to recover, the economic crash devastated families and neighborhoods throughout the region.  For those who were most affected, recovery remains difficult.  Thanks to many philanthropic and project partners, however, there is hope.  In the first three years of the Moving Forward Together campaign, Mercy Housing has built or preserved 1,583

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Mercy Housing California with the Institute on Aging and the San Francisco Department of Public Health were selected to partner in a national initiative to create strategies that improve quality of life for senior residents while producing cost savings to the health and long-term care systems. Developed by LeadingAge and Enterprise Community

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CHICAGO — With almost $1 million in philanthropic support over the past twelve months, 180° Properties expands property preservation services throughout the Lake Michigan region, including Gary, Chicago, and Milwaukee. With this expansion, 180° Properties has now created 49 jobs and has completed 24,982 work orders to protect and maintain 5,970 homes throughout the region. The

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SAN FRANCISCO — A multi-year effort to revitalize public housing in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley community has taken a major step forward. The Sunnydale HOPE SF Project developed in partnership with Mercy Housing California (MHC) and The Related Companies of California (Related California) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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