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Mercy Housing Lakefront will now be able to continue their work of creating and preserving affordable housing opportunities in areas outside of Chicago – particularly in Kane and Kankakee Counties—thanks to a $125,000 grant from Grand Victoria Foundation. “We are honored to receive this generous award from Grand Victoria Foundation” said Cindy Holler, Mercy Housing

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Mercy Housing Lakefront opened the Wentworth Commons Apartments in June 2005 and soon became home to 24 single adults and 27 families, including 85 children who were formerly homeless or at great risk of becoming homeless. The Wentworth became more than a home to the Voss Family. It enabled them to live in hope of a

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Today, Mercy Housing Lakefront announced that it has been selected to participate in the Housing Partnership Network’s (HPN) Innovations in Neighborhood Stabilization and Foreclosure Prevention Initiative, an effort to expand innovative solutions to neighborhood stabilization challenges in 10 metropolitan areas across the country. The initiative is part of a $2.75 million commitment by the Citi Foundation to bolster

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Mercy Housing Lakefront welcomed Kurt Rogers to the Board of Directors. Rogers is a passionate proponent for affordable housing and has been a resident at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Carlton Apartments since 1997.

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Mercy Housing receives two grants worth $750,000 from Citi Foundation. The grants will be used to expand the development of affordable housing in Illinois, California and throughout the nation.

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As the recession deepens, homelessness and housing instability are rising throughout the region. This one-year grant from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust will help Mercy Housing Lakefront develop and implement an aggressive plan to build or preserve 5,000 affordable homes and apartments throughout the region. Learn more at http://pitch.pe/13130.

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Low-income families, seniors and people with special needs from San Francisco to Atlanta will have more safe, quality affordable housing and programs to help them improve their lives, thanks to a $500,000 grant from Bank of America and Bank of America Charitable Foundation.   The award is the second part of a two-year, $1 million

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The property is part of the Englewood neighborhood’s revitalization and the City of Chicago’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness

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“Cindy Holler has served as the national director for Fannie Mae and chief operating officer of ShoreBank Development Corporation. But given the passion she displays for her current position in the non-profit sector, you’d be forgiven to thinking her entire life had been devoted to this singular purpose.” — Check out more about Cindy Holler

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Mercy Housing Lakefront is very proud of the Civic Participation Project. It is a non-partisan program designed to raise awareness and education about the voting process and to encourage voter participation. All of the events are planned and executed by residents with staff assistance.   The Civic Participation Project has three elements: Voter Registration Voter

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