In The News

Los Angeles — Today, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted to approve a proposal from Mercy Housing California to build 54 units of permanent supportive housing for seniors currently experiencing homelessness in Sherman Oaks. Today’s vote was the final approval needed to allow this permanent supportive housing project, championed by Councilmember David Ryu, to

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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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This summer, Mercy Housing is piloting a new style of resident engagement called Community Connect at six communities in the Sacramento area

This summer, Mercy Housing is piloting a new style of resident engagement called Community Connect at six communities in the Sacramento area. These monthly gatherings mark a cultural shift away from ‘town hall’ style meetings led by staff to connection-building group activities guided by resident leadership, interests, and concerns. The structure of these get-togethers is

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7th and Mission will have 258 homes for formerly homeless individuals

As one of the leading affordable housing developers in the country, Mercy Housing is continually seeking ways to reduce the time and cost it takes to build affordable housing. After researching the potential benefits of various new technologies and approaches, MHC decides to focus initially on modular housing. Instead of building each story only after

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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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