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Mayor Breed Budget Announcement at Sunnydale

On the last day in May, Mayor Breed announced her 2019-2020 fiscal year budget to a crowd of over 350 people gathered in the Sunnydale neighborhood. Attendees at the event walked past broken down bunker style public housing apartment homes and assembled on a basketball court overlooking a freshly cleared building site. Beyond this, scaffolds

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Identity Theft and Scams: Know the Facts So You Don't Get Scammed

Con artists use a wide variety of tricks to steal and scam money from hard-working Americans every day. In fact, “every two seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity. In the last year alone, Americans lost $16 billion of their hard-earned dollars to fraud, identity theft, and scams” (AARP). While anyone can be a target

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Young Volunteers
Apr 03

Young Leaders

Volunteers are a central part of community life in Mercy Housing properties, helping tutor children, managing weekly food pantries, and assisting with social events, such as holiday parties. Interestingly, some of our most loyal volunteers are young residents who live in the communities that they serve. Flor Flor is a high school sophomore who volunteers

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cross walk construction

In Kent, a group of mothers at Mercy Housing Northwest’s Appian Way property decided to take matters into their own hands. It all began with a partnership between MHNW and Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (IPJC). IPJC trained MHNW staff to help create a Women’s Justice Circle, in which a group of residents and community

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Colorado often tops the charts as one of the ‘healthiest places to live’ in the U.S. With thousands of acres of untamed wilderness, miles of biking and hiking trails, and some of the best rapids in the lower 48, the state is a mecca for healthy living and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. However, there

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Experiencing poverty isn’t good for a students’ education… this might sound obvious but poverty and education are treated as two entirely separate issues all too often—they’re not. Poverty is a complex issue, but education is an easy way for you to get involved and help your community with this issue. Here are nine reasons why

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who's-hungry

It’s Poverty Awareness Month and you can’t talk about poverty without discussing food. Food insecurity — “a lack of available financial resources for food” (USDA) is a problem throughout the country, but programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are helping to keep low-income families healthy. More Americans are affected by food insecurity than you may

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It sounds unreal, farfetched, or even crazy — ‘poverty is illegal’ — but it’s happening and has been for far too long in our country. When you look at the frequency people are incarcerated because they can’t pay fees for speeding tickets and other small infractions, it’s heartbreaking. There are 2.2 million people locked up

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Like home, work should be a place where you feel safe and supported to reach your fullest potential. This belief is in the fabric of Mercy Housing’s founding — everyone should feel included no matter their ethnicity, race, gender, or sexual orientation. Jane Graf, Mercy Housing President & CEO is passionate about fostering a sense

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Getting routine dental exams is one of the best preventative measures you can take to reduce tooth decay and gum disease. For many Americans, however, taking time off work and finding a convenient and affordable dentist can be a challenging roadblock. Without assistance, it’s easy to make other appointments and chores a bigger priority for

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