In The News

Erika Villablanca, MHC Developer

Born in a small town in Nicaragua, Erika, her mother, and siblings were forced to flee their home country after the outbreak of civil war in the 1970s. Her mother was fearful that her two teenage sons would be taken by the government or by the rebels to fight in the conflict. The family flew

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Ford Fish Mercy Housing California Board Member

Ford Fish joined the Mercy Housing California (MHC) Board of Directors in 2015. He was the chair of MHC’s Real Estate Committee during a time of unprecedented growth for Mercy Housing California. A San Francisco native, Ford has 40 years of experience in real estate and construction project management. Ford tells us why he is

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Sunnydale HOPE SF begins construction on second affordable family building at historic mixed-income development San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today celebrated the groundbreaking of Sunnydale Block 6, a six-story building that will provide 167 permanently affordable homes for low-income families, including 125 apartments set aside for Sunnydale residents living in public housing.

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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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