Mercy Housing Southeast

Mercy Housing Southeast (MHSE) is the newest regional office of Mercy Housing Inc. and is headquartered in Atlanta. MHSE provides homes to over 5,600 low-income families, seniors and people with special needs in communities across Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Mercy Housing Southeast has developed or preserved 45 properties delivering over 3,192 affordable rental homes since 1996, and has also been recognized with many accolades in the housing industry, including:

  • The Magnolia Award
  • Affordable Housing Finance Award
  • The Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellent Award
  • The National Trust for Historic Preservation Award
  • ULI Development Excellence Award

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Changing Lives

Mercy Housing Southeast is creating stable, vibrant and healthy communities for low-income families and seniors across the southeast. We remain committed to changing lives and revitalizing neighborhoods by providing safe, quality, service-enriched housing. We strive to make sure our developments are located near public transportation, health care, food centers and other vital services. Our development expertise covers the full spectrum of housing solutions including:

  • Multifamily rental homes
  • Senior and family housing
  • Supportive, single-room occupancy housing for formerly homeless individuals
  • Preservation and rehabilitation developments

Learn about two of our current housing developments >>

We recognize that people often need more than a home to build a stable life, which is why, in addition to housing, we provide Resident Services. Learn more about our Resident Services in the Southeast >>

The Problem

$13,700 Average Mercy Housing Resident Income

Our Impact

44 Properties
4,896 People Served in 2021

A Team Committed to Excellence

Mercy Housing Southeast’s development team is skilled at creating dynamic and informed relationships with the local community – relationships that lead to comprehensive design and a prioritization of community needs.

Help People Like LaVonya

LaVonya had an 8-year-old son, volunteered at church, and was a naval reservist. She graduated from Columbia College and promptly found a job. In less than a year, she was laid off. That same year her mother passed away leaving LaVonya to look after her 12-year-old brother. Suddenly, she had two growing boys to raise and was out of a job. She needed a home for the three of them, but student debt prevented her from getting a loan to buy a home while trying to find a new job, all at once. She felt trapped. Read about how Mercy Housing helped LaVonya >

Donate to Mercy Housing Southeast

We are proud to serve our residents and Southeast communities through the development of affordable housing and resident services. Donate today to help us continue our mission!


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Starting a New Chapter in Life with Intention

In 2019, Candice Lee experienced shortness of breath and her chest hurt. Wasting no time, she went to the emergency room, “they ran an EKG, which came back abnormal.” she explained. The ER doctors then sent her to the Cath Lab for additional tests, “I literally had people grabbing every arm and leg…just prepping me.

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Celebrating a Sweet Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating the grand opening of Thrive Sweet Auburn! Located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward, Thrive Sweet Auburn is a mixed-use affordable housing community is a collaboration between MHSE and Project Community Connections, Inc. (PCCI), a nonprofit working to end homelessness in Atlanta, and is now home

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Kids Jump Up and Down for Spring Break

Fun Fact: jumping up and down is an example of conserving energy from potential into kinetic energy. Seeing was believing for 35 kids at Mercy Housing Southeast’s Hills at Fairington and Terraces at Parkview who spent a day at Sky Zone Trampoline Park in April. As this group learned, there is more to jumping on

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Partner with Us

Mercy Housing Southeast is proud to serve our residents and the communities in Georgia, Ohio, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. We remain committed to changing lives and revitalizing neighborhoods by providing safe, quality, service-enriched housing.

We hope you’ll join us in building the next one.

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