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Inspired by her own grade school teacher, who pushed her to achieve her potential, Lottie had a long career as an educator. However, twelve years ago, Lottie was between jobs and looking for a safe, affordable home. “My prayer was, ‘God, help me to find something, somewhere that I feel comfortable and safe.’” Lottie was

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Seniors at Assisi Homes of Kenosha enjoyed working with a volunteer to make their own jewelry.

Seniors at Assisi Homes of Kenosha enjoyed working with a volunteer to make their own jewelry. This past summer, residents of Assisi Homes of Kenosha enjoyed making their own jewelry. One resident’s granddaughter came to the building to help the residents with their creative projects. Residents especially enjoyed working with the young volunteer and wore

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Ellen, Debra, and Caryl at St. Catherine’s 125th Anniversary celebration.

Your support helped Caryl gain new skills and independence in her pursuit of a career she’ll love. As a speaker at the Live in Hope Celebration, Caryl shared her experiences from living at St. Catherine Residence. For 11 years, Caryl has called St. Catherine’s home and she spoke about her personal growth over the years

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

We thank all of the supporters that came together for our historic 2019 Live in Hope celebration in Milwaukee honoring St. Catherine Residence’s 125th anniversary. On September 12, nearly 200 people gathered at the Milwaukee Renaissance Place for Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Live in Hope Reception. We celebrated the 125-year legacy of St. Catherine Residence and

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One day in September 2017, Lashandra told her two kids Tayvion, 11, and Taniya, 6, that she was treating them to a sleepover at a hotel. The family of three had been living at Lashandra’s father’s place for a few months, and they were exhausted from the cramped quarters and constant need to be on

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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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Wesley has lived at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s (MHL) South Loop Apartments for the past 19 years. He was born on Chicago’s Southside, but grew up on the Northside. He moved to the South Loop Apartments after his rent increased and he could not afford the rent prices. “I knew I couldn’t afford the rent anymore,

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