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Now, more than ever, a stable home is essential to a healthy life. So many people have experienced sickness, stress, and job loss due to the pandemic. It’s made it hard to know what tomorrow holds while the foundations of our daily lives have been uprooted. Challenges like these are what many families living with

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earth day 2021 and planet

Every year on Earth Day, we reflect on the importance of keeping the planet healthy, because clean air and water are what communities need to be their best. Practicing environmental sustainability helps to avoid the worst effects of climate change, in turn helping current and future generations to have a vibrant place to call home.

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Just south of Sacramento is Stockton, California, a city of around 309,000 people in the Central Valley on the San Joaquin River. The town never fully recovered from the Great Recession, and a history of disinvestment disproportionately affects Stockton’s Black, Latinx, and Filipino residents. The Crosstown Freeway is an unofficial boundary, a scar of redlining’s

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We Can Do Better. We Must Do Better.

As widely reported, hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen dramatically in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic. Harmful rhetoric and criminal assaults, including attributing COVID-19 to people of Chinese or Asian descent, has led to a sharp increase in anti-Asian bias. The horrific attacks continue and hate speech is where violence begins.

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The Sisters of Mercy in Omaha propose a concrete response to the affordable housing crisis in America.

In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, Mercy Housing would like to celebrate our special relationship with the Catholic Sisters who have sponsored our housing ministry for the past 39 years and had the vision to build the organization into the industry leader it is today. The Sisters of Mercy provided the initial financial resources

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Dear Mr. President, As the President & CEO of Mercy Housing, the nation’s leading affordable housing nonprofit, I reach out to you as a partner in hope. We share your belief that America’s success depends not on any one of us but on all of us. The need for affordable housing is at a historic

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affordable housing

On December 27, Congress passed $900 billion in COVID-19 pandemic relief and $1.4 trillion in government funding through 2021. This included a big win for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC). What’s LIHTC? It’s the lifeblood of affordable housing — pronounced ‘lie-tech.’  Created in 1986 by the Reagan Administration, LIHTC is a vital funding source

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Capitol Park Hotel

Mercy Housing California begins conversion of historic hotel into affordable apartments for people who are homeless. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Construction on the former Capitol Park Hotel, located at 1125 9th Street in the city’s downtown core, will transform the building into permanent supportive housing for individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Mercy Housing’s team of contractors and

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At Mercy Housing, we don’t like saying ‘poor,’ but know it’s how many people refer to people earning extremely low incomes, or the ‘working poor.’ The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the working poor are people who “spend 27 weeks or more per year working or looking for work but their incomes are below

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There are a lot of rumors and misinformation about affordable housing. The term “projects” has been unfairly used to stigmatize subsidized housing too. This all comes from misunderstandings about what affordable housing truly is, and how it affects neighborhoods. The research is clear — affordable housing is good for neighborhoods, and here are seven ways

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