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LaVonya

The Fair Housing Act matters! In honor of Black History month, we wanted to reflect on the importance of the Fair Housing Act. It has been instrumental in helping communities to be more vibrant, healthy, and diverse. Without it, Mercy Housing might not be in business. Our work isn’t done, but laws like these help

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3 Ways Homes Affect Health

A stable affordable home is what the doctor ordered … no really. There’s a growing body of research proving that affordable housing with services supports people’s health. Here are just a few of the trends we’re seeing: 1. Can Reduce Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension, and Arthritis No, simply moving into affordable housing doesn’t magically make people

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3 Ways Public Transit Can Reduce Poverty

Transportation matters — especially when you’re struggling to make ends meet. Getting to work or receiving proper healthcare is easier with good public transportation like buses, subways, and light-rails. Plus, it can be cheaper than a car. Communities should continue to discover more ways to make safe, affordable public transit possible for people with low

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Poverty affects more people in the U.S. than some might think. When people can’t get regular meals or healthy food it hurts their lives in so many ways. Here are three tough decisions that people experiencing poverty have to make daily. 1. Medicine or Food The average U.S. citizen spends roughly $100 a month on

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Mercy Loan Fund has changed its name to  Mercy Community Capital (MCC) Why the Name Change? The name change reflects Mercy Community Capital’s (MCC) expanding business activities and the larger focus of providing catalytic capital where dollars make affordable housing deals possible. The name is being updated in concert with our new 2020-2024 Business Plan

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Tonight, on the first night of winter, please remember those who suffer because they have no home.
Dec 21

Sleep Where?

It’s horrible for a person to sleep in a place as cold as a refrigerator, but around half a million people in the U.S. are doing that tonight and it’s not by choice. It’s Longest Night of The Year December 21 is the longest night of the year and according to the National Centers for

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homeless shelter

Shelter! Food, clothing, and shelter are what all people need to survive, right? Mercy Housing thinks so and we’re celebrating Human Rights Day because our work is a daily pursuit of human rights for the people that need it most. In this video, our President & CEO, Jane Graf’s story offers an interesting look at

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child hugging her mother
Dec 03

Who's First?

People are first — when speaking about people living with disabilities, it’s key to refer to them as people first. This may sound obvious to many, but it’s especially close to our hearts at Mercy Housing. We serve thousands of people living with disabilities, and that’s why we’re honoring National Disability Day. This is just

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lottie

Inspired by her own grade school teacher, who pushed her to achieve her potential, Lottie had a long career as an educator. However, twelve years ago, Lottie was between jobs and looking for a safe, affordable home. “My prayer was, ‘God, help me to find something, somewhere that I feel comfortable and safe.’” Lottie was

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aftermath of camp fire

“The embers were falling… I looked outside and it was just black, it was so dark… and then I looked across the road and the fire was already hitting the houses right across the street from me”—Brent, a former resident of Paradise, CA recalls the morning of November 8, 2018 when he woke to flames

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