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Chair Yoga class at Countryside Senior Apartments

Staying active and socializing is important — for everyone — and especially for seniors! At Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Countryside Senior Apartments in Chicago, Illinois, residents have a Chair Yoga program, offering exercise and fun. Routine Chair Yoga classes have countless benefits for participants including improved balance, core, and most importantly, a way to come together

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Janice Ramos Tingley, the author and illustrator of the book “Nolan’s Dream,” made a special visit to Mercy Housing’s Colonia San Martin community in Sacramento, California. She shared words of inspiration and read her book to young residents at a birthday celebration. Janice also brought copies of her book for the children to keep. Her

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Villa Maria

WJ planned his move to Mercy Housing’s Villa Maria Homes, a beautiful community of senior homes in Westminster, Colorado. He was nervous, worrying about every possible outcome — this was a big first for him. He had experienced an extended period of homelessness and had been living in a long-term shelter, but he had to

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Happy Spring! I’m grateful for you and all Mercy Housing supporters that make our work possible, providing much needed affordable homes and services. I want to share with you some of our updates from around the country from the past few months! It’s already been an exciting year: we’ve had authors share their books with

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As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we remember the legacies of the women whose leadership paved the way for respect and mercy. It’s also a time to honor the women in our daily lives whose work and acts of kindness are making the difference for so many. Contemporary affordable housing and social services didn’t happen

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In Kent, a group of mothers at Mercy Housing Northwest’s Appian Way property decided to take matters into their own hands. It all began with a partnership between MHNW and Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (IPJC). IPJC trained MHNW staff to help create a Women’s Justice Circle, in which a group of residents and community

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Earlier this month, Mercy Housing resident Sabrina received the San Francisco Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year Award. Youth of the Year finalists are chosen by their local Clubhouse based on “moral character, community involvement, academic achievements, and obstacles that they have overcome.” Sabrina accepted the award in front of a packed ballroom,

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Named in honor of late Mercy Housing Board member, Fredric Lohse, the Lohse Apartments are the first affordable housing community in historic downtown Roseville. The new homes are helping the city to realize its comprehensive revitalization strategy to create a more walkable and dynamic downtown. The new homes are targeted to serve the local workforce

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“Everything hinges on education. Without it, you can’t advocate for proper health care, for housing, for a civil rights bill that ensures your rights.”—Susan L. Taylor Black History Month is a time to look to the past for contemplation and the present with inspiration. To better understand the relationship between race and housing, here’s a

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Colorado often tops the charts as one of the ‘healthiest places to live’ in the U.S. With thousands of acres of untamed wilderness, miles of biking and hiking trails, and some of the best rapids in the lower 48, the state is a mecca for healthy living and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. However, there

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