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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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by Eva Wingren, Mercy Housing Policy Associate From the proposed short-funding of Project Based Section 8 to the fiscal cliff, it’s been a scary year for affordable housing. There were some 11th hour victories, such as the extension of the New Markets Tax Credit and the 9% fixed rate for the Housing Credit. However, I

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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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The City of Auburn, Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Housing California Break Ground on LEED Certified Senior Housing Mercy Housing California broke ground on Mercy Auburn Senior Community on approximately three acres of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Auburn campus. Mercy Auburn will feature 60 one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors in Auburn. The campus

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In November, residents of Wilmington’s New Dana Strand celebrated the successful transformation of the community with key partners, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and Mercy Housing California (MHC). MHC received an award of $20,000 from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership for the revitalization of New Dana Strand. The

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