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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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When Mercy Housing hired its first CEO in 1981, Sister Mary Terese Tracy, there were few companies led by women in the United States. Over the past 35 years, three successive women presidents have grown Mercy Housing into one of the largest affordable housing developers in the country. This record of women’s leadership remains the

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On January 15, Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Stefani joined with Mercy Housing residents to celebrate the rededication of 2698 California and JFK Towers in San Francisco. Renovation of these two affordable housing communities marked the completion of upgrades to all six properties that Mercy Housing and partners acquired in 2015 from the City of

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Earlier this month, Mercy Housing resident Sabrina received the San Francisco Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year Award. Youth of the Year finalists are chosen by their local Clubhouse based on “moral character, community involvement, academic achievements, and obstacles that they have overcome.” Sabrina accepted the award in front of a packed ballroom,

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Named in honor of late Mercy Housing Board member, Fredric Lohse, the Lohse Apartments are the first affordable housing community in historic downtown Roseville. The new homes are helping the city to realize its comprehensive revitalization strategy to create a more walkable and dynamic downtown. The new homes are targeted to serve the local workforce

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Mercy West Beamer

Like so many communities in the Sacramento Valley, Woodland (Yolo County) started out as a farming community, but over time its convenient access to Sacramento…

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138 permanently affordable apartments were rehabilitated under the RAD program…

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This year, over 470 families in California will be celebrating their very first holiday season in a brand new Mercy Housing community…

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