In The News

resident josephine at her desk

Josephine learned how technology could keep her connected while staying safe at home. The past year has presented challenges for everyone, particularly for older adults who are some of the most at-risk from COVID-19. However, for Josephine, a resident of Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Assisi Homes of Kenosha, the silver lining has been how she has

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Dominique, Mercy Housing Lakefront resident
Apr 01


Dominique is a 32-year-old single mother who lives at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s (MHL) Washington Courts in Chicago’s Austin community. She was born and raised in the North Lawndale community, just five miles south of the Austin neighborhood. “I moved with my one-year-old daughter Maliha to Indianapolis, because I had family issues here … I lived with my cousin for some time.”  After

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Johnston Center Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Mercy Housing Lakefront recently celebrated the Johnston Center Residences’ 10-year anniversary. This beautiful community in Milwaukee’s Lincoln Village neighborhood serves people that have experienced chronic homelessness, with affordable homes and essential resident services. Staying Connected The event was celebrated with catered boxed lunches which were distributed for 54 residents and attended by staff. Connections between

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City on a Hill Partnership

It’s not easy for everyone to find quality, affordable healthcare. When you’re earning a lower income, it’s even harder. Mercy Housing has always understood that a home is the best place for people to take control of their health. As we provide hundreds of people in Wisconsin with a home, it’s essential that we provide

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Get Out the Vote – Wisconsin

Voting is essential to democracy and Mercy Housing Lakefront believes it’s vital to help residents take part. With the help of supporters, staff, and volunteers we helped to register voters, get absentee ballots, mail-in ballots, and support voter turnout at all nine Wisconsin communities that we serve. We have already registered over 647 residents and

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Miriam Apartments

Thanks to supporters like you, Mercy Housing Lakefront homes continue to be leaders in the communities they serve and are award-winning. Residents, staff, and partners made the following accomplishments possible: 2020 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award | Lofts on Arthington | Chicago This award recognizes the exemplary developments that ensure housing

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jazz ensemble ZAZZ

The power of music was well known even before science confirmed what we already knew: music heals us. And at a time when more and more people are suffering from the effects of long-term stress, music’s healing abilities are needed more than ever. Over the last few months, it has been inspiring to see how

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Lofts of Arthington photo

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced six winning residential projects for the 2020 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award, during ULI’s Virtual Fall Meeting. Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Lofts on Arthington was one of the winners in the large-scale development category. Read the press release on Urban Land

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Lunden, Mercy Housing Lakefront resident
Sep 02

A New Chapter

Lunden overcame homelessness and health problems to rekindle his relationship with his family. If there’s anything Lunden has learned in the past few years, he says, it’s “just try your best, put your faith in God if you’re a religious person. Once you’ve hit the bottom, you’ve got nowhere to go but up.” Lunden has

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With the support of the Walmart Foundation, St. Catherine Residence partnered with the Women’s Club of Wisconsin to provide 472 pre-packaged meals and with Jennaro Brothers to provide 1,700 pounds of fruit and vegetables.

Across Mercy Housing Lakefront communities, we have continued to provide support and assistance to residents facing difficulties during the pandemic. We are so grateful for our partners who have assisted us in supporting Wisconsin residents, and we are happy to highlight partnerships that provide emergency assistance for residents and property staff. We thank all partners,

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