In The News

By Shelly Marquez This affordable housing crisis threatens to irrevocably alter the state we love. Half of Coloradans can no longer afford to live here. Teachers, firefighters, and nurses who can earn as little as $22,000 a year can’t afford to live in the communities they serve. Young professionals struggle to afford rents or mortgages,

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“Every adventure requires a first step.” – Alice in Wonderland The first thing you need to know about Mercy Housing’s Area Director, Lucinda Phillips, is that she loves all things “Disney.” Ask her who her favorite character is, and she’ll be quick to answer, “I have too many favorites. I love them all.” Growing up

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A new mental health initiative is coming soon for some Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW) residents. Thanks to a $536,798 grant from community partner, HealthierHere, MHNW is rolling out new programming to seven MHNW communities focused on mental and behavioral health. HealthierHere is a King County nonprofit that works with other area nonprofits helping to implement

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Mercy Housing California President Doug Shoemaker recently penned an op-ed for Healthcare Business Today. In it, Doug talks about the ways hospitals and affordable housing providers can work together to create genuinely healthy communities. Read the entire op-ed here  

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15 and honors the Hispanic and Latino American cultures and contributions rooted in Latin American countries. It celebrates the many ways these communities have both influenced and contributed to our society. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary

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Dayron Blackwell’s title may read “Case Manager II” at Mercy Housing’s Clare Gardens, but to residents and staff, he is so much more. A friend. A mentor. A trusted colleague. A leader. A ray of sunshine. A difference maker. Dayron has mastered the art of wearing many different hats. Born in Dallas, TX., Dayron has

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“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” – Jenny Han Mercy Housing Southeast (MHSE)  Thanks to the city of Savannah, 25 kids at Savannah Gardens Apartments attended Camp Mercy over the summer. This six-week day camp included outdoor sports and science and sprinkled in a lot of fun. The kids

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Mercy PeaceHealth Family is now Columbia Heights Mercy Housing Northwest and PeaceHealth celebrated the grand opening of Columbia Heights, an affordable housing community, on August 24, 2022. Located at 408 Northeast 93rd Avenue, Columbia Heights provides 69 affordable homes for families in Vancouver, Washington. The property features a spacious community room with a kitchen, computer

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The 2022 Special Olympics Games were held in Orlando, FL., in June and brought together over 5,500 athletes, partners, and coaches from all 50 states to compete in 19 sports in front of nearly 125,000 spectators. Among the thousands of athletes was Mercy Housing Northwest resident Larry. Going for Gold  Larry, a resident at Villa

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1st Period – Lesson Plans New Gear for the New School Year! The calendar may say early August, but back-to-school (BTS) time is just around the corner for many kids across the country. For students heading back to school can bring a myriad of emotions – excitement, fear, dread(it is the first day of a

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