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June is Pride Month. For many people, Pride Month means parades, festivals, and rainbow flags to show support for the LGBTQ+ community. But for LGBTQ+ people, Pride Month represents so much more. LGBTQ+ Youth and Older Adults According to a SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBTQ+ Elders), LGBTQ+ older adults are “2x as likely to

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Family smiling at Disneyworld

“Every adventure requires a first step.” – Alice in Wonderland The first thing you need to know about Mercy Housing’s Area Director, Lucinda, 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 in

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Cryptocurrency coins

A New Way of Giving  There is a new generation of philanthropists and with them a new way of donating. Cryptocurrency, or “crypto” as it is often referred to, is the fastest growing method for Millennials and Generation Z to donate. It is estimated that in 2021, there were more than 300 million users holding

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Older Americans Month

Resident Profile: Glen, Mercy Housing Francis Heights  “It’s my life It’s now or never I ain’t gonna live forever I just want to live while I’m alive (It’s my life).”  “It’s My Life,” by Jon Bon Jovi Mention Jon Bon Jovi to Mercy Housing’s Francis Heights resident Glen and prepare to hear some amazing stories

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Exterior photo of Tahanan property

Mercy Housing, Tipping Point Community, and the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund partner to provide 145 affordable apartment homes. April 29, 2022 SAN FRANCISCO: With the dedication of the new Tahanan community at 833 Bryant Street, San Franciscans celebrated the addition of 145 much-needed permanent supportive apartment homes – as well as the introduction of

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DENVER, CO – Mercy Housing Inc. is pleased to announce Shelly Marquez as the new president of the Mountain Plains region. Marquez will lead the region’s operations, including real estate development, fundraising and resident services in the region. Mercy Housing Mountain Plains is an affiliate of Mercy Housing, the nation’s largest affordable housing nonprofit, and

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On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was intended to expand the protections first established in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ’68 Act prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, gender, and, with a later

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Jane Graf Headshot

Mercy Housing – Jane Graf – A Guiding Light (2014-2020) “I’ve always believed that nothing is impossible.”  Some might say that Jane Graf was born to lead.  When Sister Lillian Murphy announced her retirement from Mercy Housing in 2014, Jane was at the top of the list to lead the organization. She was the first

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Mercy Housing – Sister Lillian Murphy – Expanding Affordable Housing (1987-2014) Lillian Murphy was one of eight children born in San Francisco to Dennis and Katherine Driscoll Murphy. She attended St. Peter’s elementary and high schools, where she was introduced to the Sisters of Mercy. In 1959, Sister Lillian entered the community and was given

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: February 24, 2022 The Sound Transit Board of Directors today approved key transaction terms with developers to build two transit-oriented development (TOD) sites adjacent to Angle Lake Station and garage in SeaTac. Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW) was selected last year to develop the three-quarter-acre site known as Angle Lake TOD

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