In The News

Jane Graf Headshot

Jane Graf, Mercy Housing’s President & CEO, is retiring—Mercy Housing is the largest affordable housing nonprofit and with a presence in 41 states, their role in addressing the affordable housing crisis is pivotal.   Graf has announced her plan to retire in 2020 following a 32-year career with Mercy Housing—headquartered in Denver,CO. She came from

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Villa de Vida breaking ground with shovels

Adults with developmental disabilities will have new opportunities for independence thanks to a partnership between Mercy Housing California and Villa de Vida, Inc. The two nonprofit organizations broke ground May 28 on Villa de Vida, a new housing community with 54 apartments in Poway, California. Villa de Vida is designed to address the growing need

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Collage of MAAP students touring

Over spring break, 15 students in the Mercy Academic Achievement Program (MAAP) took an epic journey to Los Angeles to tour the UCLA Campus and visit the Museum of Tolerance. MAAP is a middle school program that increases higher education opportunities for young people living in Marina Vista and Alder Grove. Sacramento-based staff Felicia and

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1491 Sunnydale Avenue is currently under construction and will provide studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment homes as part of the Sunnydale redevelopment project.  The community will have 55 total units with the majority of the apartments designated for the relocation of existing Sunnydale residents.  13 affordable apartments will be available to the general

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Mercy Housing is committed to increasing energy efficiency across our entire portfolio

Mercy Housing is committed to increasing energy efficiency across our entire portfolio, reducing waste and consumption, and creating a healthier environment for residents. We make energy efficiency a priority because it is a vehicle for housing preservation, it supports residents’ needs, and it is our contribution toward the climate change crisis. Energy efficiency is a

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Home is Just The Beginning Gala

Our Home is Just the Beginning Gala last month raised over $275,000 that will directly fund youth programming in California. Take a look at all of the wonderful photos of the Gala. We are so grateful to the 370 attendees who came out on a Thursday night to support our mission to create stable, vibrant,

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Demolition Begins at Sunnydale

This month, wrecking crews began to knock down the worn-out barrack style structures that have been home to Sunnydale residents for over 75 years. These buildings, which were meant to be temporary housing for war workers in the 1940s, have long been in desperate need of replacement. Now, after years of planning and collaboration with

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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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Angela with her two children sit outside of Casa San Juan

Over 20 years ago, Mercy Housing built Casa San Juan and Villa Madera in Oxnard, California for agricultural workers employed by local farms. Raising kids in affordable homes has provided families and kids with dramatically different opportunities than their parents. Angela was nine-years-old when she moved into Casa San Juan with her parents and two

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After-school program at Crossroad Garden in Sacramento

When the school day is over, kids across our country experience radically different lives. Some children get to recharge with a snack, play a sport, and do homework at a school-based program or under the watchful eye of a family member. Other kids don’t have these options because their families lack food security, their parents

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