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This month, the Mercy Housing National office hosted an Earth Day drawing contest that was open to residents from all regions across the country. Residents were asked to create a picture of what Earth Day means to them. Here are just a few of the drawings we’d like to share from our many talented artists

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Today we celebrate Earth Day and are reminded that collectively, we must all do our part to protect the environment, starting with the communities in which we live. Most recently, Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW) has partnered with University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance to develop an innovative program for environmental sustainability

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Over the past few years, Mercy Housing worked with Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) to implement energy-efficient improvements in common areas and in apartments at six Colorado properties. Upgrades included energy-efficient lighting, refrigerators, hot water heating systems, HVAC systems, space insulation, pipe insulation, and low-flow showerheads and aerators. These properties combined have saved more than $75,000 in

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Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) hires and trains young people to install and retrofit low-income homes with energy-efficient devices like low-flow showerheads, high-efficiency toilets, fluorescent light bulbs, and more! This program helps Mercy Housing properties conserve resources while teaching the next generation of community leaders responsibility, environmental stewardship, and is an opportunity to give back

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Mercy Housing teamed with Affordable Community Energy Services Company (ACE) to perform comprehensive energy efficiency and water conservation projects for most of Mercy Housing California’s properties. Teaming with ACE will allow us to perform about $6.3 million of energy and water retrofit improvements for 6,500 affordable homes. “This project is groundbreaking in a number of

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amelia Laing Content Manager 303-830-3432 alaing@mercyhousing.org San Francisco, CA—Mercy Housing, the largest affordable housing nonprofit in the country, announced today that it has upgraded six of its California properties with efficiency measures that will reduce the amount of energy and water consumed in the buildings. The upgrades were supported by Mercy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/23/2016 Contacts below Denver, CO—Mercy Housing, Inc., one of the nation’s largest affordable housing nonprofits, is launching a partnership with Promise Energy, Inc. to increase solar energy use across Mercy Housing’s portfolio. Since affordable housing communities usually operate on thin margins and have limited roof space, they often struggle to implement solar

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In celebration of Earth Day, affordable housing nonprofit Mercy Housing announced the roll out of its environmental sustainability program, Green Hope.

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On July 7th, the Obama Administration announced a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, in particular low- and moderate-income communities. The announcement comes as the solar energy industry experiences remarkable growth; last year the United States brought online as much solar energy every three weeks as it did in all

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