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Illinois Deputy Governor Sol Flores Provides Keynote Address to 350 Chicago-Area Community Leaders Who Support Regional Affordable Housing Initiatives CHICAGO – Mercy Housing Lakefront hosted its annual Moving Forward Together Gala at the Chicago Hyatt Regency Hotel to celebrate significant milestones in advancing its mission to bring affordable housing and supportive services to thousands of

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CONTACT: Mercy Housing Lakefront: Brad Wilks, 312-815-5505, brad@wilksgrp KaBOOM!: Tamara Grider, 202-464-6196, tgrider@kaboom.org CHICAGO – Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and the national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Mercy Housing Lakefront a Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to provide new playground equipment for children at Marian Park Apartments in Wheaton, Illinois, an affordable housing

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Lofts of Arthington photo

A former North Side masonic temple and a Sears catalog printing building on the West Side were the Chicago preservation projects that earned a Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award this year. The 26th annual event highlights the state’s top preservation success stories in categories including advocacy, stewardship, and rehabilitation. Read the complete

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For 40 years, the historic Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog printing building sat vacant, crumbling into a state of decay ever since the retail giant moved its headquarters Downtown. But after being revived into an affordable housing complex and keeping its industrial aesthetic, the building now known as the Lofts on Arthington was granted the

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Hearing Testing Country Senior Apartments

Seniors at Countryside Senior Apartments were able to receive hearing tests that they otherwise may have missed or been unable to access, thanks to donors. Hearing loss is common in seniors, and has been tied to social isolation, which can greatly impact health. Loss of hearing can also affect your ability to work, understand others,

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CHICAGO – Landmarks Illinois has named this year’s recipients of the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. The nine award-winning preservation projects, and the people who made them possible, will be honored at a ceremony in Chicago the evening of Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Now in its 26th year, the Landmarks Illinois Richard

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After serving in the Navy for five years, Michael returned home to complete his education

After serving in the Navy for five years, Michael returned home to complete his education, earning a master’s degree and an MBA. Unfortunately, his graduation coincided with the Great Recession, and like many Americans, Michael struggled to find a job. During this time, a dear friend died in a tragic helicopter accident. “Those couple things

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Leslie and her friends

Leslie came to Mercy Housing Lakefront seeking refuge from a toxic marriage that left her unsafe in her own home. Additionally, Leslie is living with Bipolar Disorder, and at the time, she was suffering from a manic episode. She was referred to St. Catherine Residence, where she quickly found the support she needed and discovered

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Friends of St. Catherine’s have impacted countless lives

The Friends of St. Catherine Residence, originally called The Women’s Club of St. Catherine Residence, have provided key support to St. Catherine’s for over 50 years. Started by Ruth Smith in 1967, the Friends was created to support St. Catherine’s financially and through volunteer involvement to ensure the community’s longevity. Over the years, the Friends

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Students at St. Joan Antida High School found a creative way to serve Milwaukee women

Students at St. Joan Antida High School found a creative way to serve Milwaukee women. The students at St. Joan Antida were looking for a way to live out their school’s mission to lead and serve. They chose their neighbors at St. Catherine Residence to be the beneficiaries of their generosity. Over winter and spring,

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