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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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The $1 million grant to Mercy Housing Inc. will fund efforts to combat food insecurity at MHI properties across the U.S. providing low-income families with healthier food and lifestyles DENVER— The Walmart Foundation is helping to fund Mercy Housing Inc.’s (MHI) efforts to improve the health of low-income people in need across the nation by

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Like so many communities in the Sacramento Valley, Woodland (Yolo County) started out as a farming community, but over time its convenient access to Sacramento…

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The U.S. Government’s shutdown has gone on far too long. While the long-term implications are unknown we do know one thing: hard-working Americans and their families, the elderly and those with disabilities, are being unfairly impacted through no fault of their own. Without paychecks, rental assistance or vital services people are forced to make untenable

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It’s Poverty Awareness Month and you can’t talk about poverty without discussing food. Food insecurity — “a lack of available financial resources for food” (USDA) is a problem throughout the country, but programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are helping to keep low-income families healthy. More Americans are affected by food insecurity than you may

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It sounds unreal, farfetched, or even crazy — ‘poverty is illegal’ — but it’s happening and has been for far too long in our country. When you look at the frequency people are incarcerated because they can’t pay fees for speeding tickets and other small infractions, it’s heartbreaking. There are 2.2 million people locked up

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Debated and often misunderstood, poverty is a tough topic to talk about. Sometimes, we don’t even realize just how many Americans are experiencing poverty. Did you know that:   1. One in nine full-time U.S. workers are in poverty. That’s 11% of the workforce. A job doesn’t guarantee a stable, affordable life in the U.S.

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Poverty affects all of us, every day, many times in ways that we may not recognize. Here’s just a handful: 1. Your Wallet The American Psychological Association estimates that child poverty costs the U.S. economy $500 billion a year. That touches the lives of anyone in the country.        2. Your Work Life The

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Meet Britney — she may be new to Colorado, but she is no stranger at Mercy Housing’s Francis Heights in Denver where she is regularly greeted with big hugs and warm smiles by residents. Francis Heights is a 383-home senior apartment building that offers low-income residents a safe, accessible place to call home and Britney

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Six nursing students from the University of South Dakota graduated this past December after spending roughly 56 service hours at Mercy Housing’s Northern Heights property. Built in 1976, Northern Heights is a multifamily rental property in Rapid City, South Dakota with 96 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments. Students spent time at Northern Heights to learn how

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