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Mercy Housing California is currently constructing a whopping 17 new communities with permanent supportive housing throughout the state. Once complete, these residences will provide homes to about 1,590 individuals and families and expand our reach in high-need areas such as Los Angeles and the East Bay Area. Enjoy a sneak peek at three new communities

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Family on a playground

Authored by Mercy Housing California’s partners at ALL HOME, the Bay Area’s leading driver of region-wide solutions to disrupt the cycles of poverty and homelessness, reduce racial disparities, and create more economic mobility opportunities for extremely low-income people. For more information about All Home or to get involved in their work, reach out to Edie

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On Wednesday, August 11, for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the grounds at Mather Veterans Village in Rancho Cordova teemed with residents, neighbors, resource providers, and a small cadre of loyal canines. More than one hundred community members strolled from booth to booth, connecting with 22 different exhibitors at Mather’s

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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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Authored By: Steven Spears SVP and CFO  At Mercy Housing Inc., we have created a funding tool to help combat the country’s ongoing affordable housing crisis. The Gap Note Program fills financing gaps to pave the way for affordable housing to be developed quickly and efficiently nationwide, providing new and renovated homes to thousands of residents. The creation and

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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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Authored by: Joe Thompson Mercy Housing Northwest President  At Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW), affordable housing is a platform for positive transformation, especially for our youth. Bellingham’s Sterling Meadows Apartments is a shining example. Over the last decade-and-a-half, youth who have attended our out-of-school time programs at Sterling Meadows Apartments have attained on-time graduation rates which outpace

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Seasons come and seasons go. But this summer felt a little different. With a sense of hope, we are turning the corner on this pandemic. Many of us are returning to regular activities. But the past twenty months have been particularly challenging for people living with low incomes. Daily, more Americans are realizing that there

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