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National Hispanic Heritage Month Feature

Did you know that Hispanic Heritage Month was first introduced by California Congressman George E. Brown in 1968? Originally recognized as a commemorative week, U.S. Representative Esteban E. Torres, also from California, proposed to expand the national observance to one month. In 1989, then-President George W. Bush declared September 15 – October 15 as National

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what's in your backpack

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Back-to-school time can bring up a lot of emotions for both students and their families. And with “Back-to-School” shopping lists including everything from No. 2 pencils and wide-ruled notebooks for the

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Summer Camp 2023

Kids need support to succeed in school and in life, which is why Mercy Housing offers onsite Resident Services programming to help residents achieve their goals. Out-of-School Time is one of Mercy Housing’s most popular programs and includes activities specifically designed for youth residents. Kids take part in fun, safe, educational year-round program-enriched activities, including

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Camp Mercy Participants

For the past two years, Mercy Housing California (MHC) has partnered with the UC Davis BETA (Builder, Engineer, Tinker, Adapt) Labs to work with youth residents at a Sacramento-area elementary school and the surrounding neighborhood. The work and partnership with UC Davis BETA Labs was supported through grants from the Armstead Academic Project. Last Spring,

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S&P Global Ratings, one of the leading providers of credit ratings in the country, has reaffirmed its ‘AA-‘ rating to Mercy Housing. Mercy Housing received this rating with a stable outlook, which is the highest rating to be obtained by nonprofit social housing providers. Substantial due diligence was required to obtain the rating. An issuer

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solar panels on roof

Government incentives and partner relationships to pay for “green” home renovations that reduce energy and water consumption are crucial to combatting climate change. Unfortunately, many of these programs aren’t set up to serve the one-third of Americans who rent their homes. That means many residents of affordable housing miss out on major costs and energy

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mass timber

Neighborhood residents watched on with excitement as a crane lowered the first beams of the future Sunnydale Community Center last month. By next year, this large construction site will have transformed into a thriving hub of community life. The 28,000 square foot community center will hold an early childcare center, a Boys & Girls Clubhouse,

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Kelsey Shovels

Mercy Housing California (MHC) and our partners at The Kelsey proudly broke ground at The Kelsey Civic Center this summer. Located just across from City Hall, this 112-home affordable housing community will be the first of its kind in San Francisco. The Kelsey Civic Center (TKCC) will serve as a beacon of sustainability and disability

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Barbara Rankins Horizontal

  COVID-19 had just arrived in the United States when Barbara Rankin, then 86 years old, received the devastating news that she would lose her home of more than 50 years in Kenosha – where she raised her five children and cultivated a thriving garden. Unaware that a developer in Houston had bought her mortgage

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Carlton Re Opens

  Residents of Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Carlton Apartments came together with staff and supporters on a sunny June afternoon to celebrate the reopening of the historic apartment building. Carlton Apartments was originally built in 1925 as the Carlton Terrace Hotel featuring distinctive Collegiate Gothic architecture. Mercy Housing Lakefront acquired and first renovated the Carlton Terrace

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