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If you were given a blank canvas and a drawer full of colored pencils and paints, what would you make? Would you use all the colors? Or stick to just a few? For senior residents at Linbrook Court in Anaheim, California, art has become a way for them to express their thoughts and feelings. It

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“Here [in America] we’ve built anew, new friends and new memories and new everything, but we still have shared backgrounds and sometimes we remember these things together.” – Selma Originally from Baghdad, Selma has lived at Marian Park Apartments in Wheaton for the past seven years. Marian Park is a multilingual community where residents speak

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4/30/2024

A Spirit of Caring

Mercy Housing holds a special place in the hearts of AvalonBay Communities, especially for the Vice President of Development at AvalonBay, Todd Nicotra, and Kate Munoz, AvalonBay’s Senior Development Coordinator. “I love that you help people in so many different ways,” Kate recently shared. “It’s not just like, ‘ok, here’s a roof over your head,’

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Mercy Housing’s Sustainability Team strives to reduce the environmental impacts on our communities through various projects that enhance energy and water efficiency, and by installing rooftop solar panels. We are proud to highlight the national impact these projects have on reducing energy and carbon consumption across Mercy Housing’s communities, but there is another impact worth

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Bringing financial education to Mercy Housing communities isn’t just for adults. Recently, Mercy Housing Mountain Plains (MHMP) and community partner the Young Americans Bank joined together to offer an entrepreneurial program for youth residents in grades six through twelve. From developing a business idea to marketing and selling a real product, 26 kids from Utah

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“We can do better…” – Patricia O’Roark We celebrate the perseverance and vision of Mercy Housing’s Foundress, Patricia O’Roark, for her lasting commitment to creating vibrant communities built to help individuals, families, seniors, veterans, and people with special needs reach their full potential. Our story begins in 1981 when Patricia O’Roark (then Sister Timothy Marie

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Ensuring that residents have access to healthy food is always a goal for Mercy Housing’s resident services. At Savannah Gardens, we have introduced several ways for residents to have affordable options for overcoming food insecurity, including a food pantry and healthy meals for children attending summer camp.   Most recently, with support from the nonprofit,

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“We should all be shining lamps, giving light to those around us.” – Catherine McAuley, Foundress of The Sisters of Mercy The Sisters of Mercy founded Mercy Housing in 1981. With the vision of providing affordable housing with Resident Services to people with low incomes, these visionary Sisters laid the foundation for Mercy Housing to

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Growing up at Mercy Housing In 1993, Maryssa Cazares Tamayo and her family moved to 111 Jones Street in San Francisco. “It was almost by fluke,” she recently shared. “My mom was walking down the street, and somebody just handed her an application.” Her mom’s English was limited as she and her husband had recently

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Mercy Housing California is proud to play an active role in addressing our state’s shortage of affordable housing. Check out the new communities we started and finished in 2023, bringing new, service-enriched homes to these great neighborhoods around the state: WHERE WE BROKE GROUND IN 2023 We started construction on six new affordable communities throughout

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