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Mercy Housing named one of Affordable Housing Finance’s Top Affordable Housing Developers and Owners

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On October 28, 2009, Affordable Housing Finance magazine, the leading business-to-business publication in the affordable housing industry, held its annual Readers’ Choice Awards and Hall of Fame Luncheon at the Palmer House in downtown Chicago at the conclusion of AHF Live: The Affordable Housing Developers’ Summit. The luncheon, sponsored by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, honored

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Whether she’s preparing and serving dinner at Evergreen Vista’s monthly resident meeting, organizing an outreach program or helping new residents get involved with the services their community has to offer, Intercommunity Mercy Housing resident Carolyn Walker is always busy.

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Mercy Housing receives two grants worth $750,000 from Citi Foundation. The grants will be used to expand the development of affordable housing in Illinois, California and throughout the nation.

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Mercy Housing will use $376,750 in grant funding from The Walmart Foundation to launch a nationwide effort to improve the use of energy at its existing affordable housing properties and require developers to use a variety of “green” design elements in all future properties. The grant from The Walmart Foundation will supplement government and other

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Mercy Housing receives $100,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation to support national Environmental Stewardship Initiative. The grant will be used to make existing affordable housing properties energy efficient and create standards for future developments.

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  Jennifer Erixon, President of Mercy Housing Colorado, was named one of Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s 2009 Young Leaders. The magazine will profile Jennifer and the 11 other Young Leaders in their September 2009 issue. Jennifer is responsible for leading Mercy Housing Colorado’s operations, including the oversight of affordable housing development, fundraising and resident services.

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Mercy Housing California dedicated two new affordable housing communities in Sacramento this month — Ardenaire Apartments on May 15 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Village on May 21. Ardenaire Apartments is a 53-unit property for low-income individuals and families. Nineteen of the refurbished, affordable apartment homes are for formerly homeless families and individuals. Martin Luther King, Jr. Village consists

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More than 200 volunteers and supporters helped Mercy Housing Colorado celebrate the dedication of the Aromor Apartments, a 66-unit supportive housing property for formerly homeless adults, on Saturday, May 16. Volunteers dressed each apartment. Activities included hanging shower curtains, making beds, dressing kitchens and bathrooms, and decorating halls and common spaces. Not only did these

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Mercy Housing made the cover of the May 2009 issue of Affordable Housing Finance! Not only were we ranked #5 of the Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners and #23 of the Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers; Sister Lillian Murphy, RSM, Mercy Housing CEO, and Mercy Housing were featured in several articles, including Donna Kimura’s “Keeping

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