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A note from Mercy Housing’s Washington DC Policy Associate – Eva Wingren Imagine, for a moment, a world without the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. 9/10ths of the affordable housing industry’s current production capacity either sacrificed on the altar of deficit reduction, or converted to a clumsy federal program run by folks who don’t understand

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Before moving to Villas de Merced, Luis and Patricia Vazquez were struggling to find a safe, comfortable home that their family could afford. In 2000, the family moved into Villas De Merced, a Mercy Housing family property located in Mesa, Ariz., that is home to nearly 300 residents. Their 11-year-old son, Luis Jr. struggles with

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Mercy Housing and Nestlé Family have partnered together to help mothers in need and their families. In honor of Mother’s Day, Nestlé Family has created a photo sharing tool on their Facebook page, and each time a person uploads a picture of the special mom in their life, Nestlé Family will donate $1* (up to $50,000*) to Mercy Housing. In

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As the United Voice for Housing, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has been dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America since 1931. This year, on the anniversary of the NHC’s 80th year, the 2011 Housing Person of the Year Gala will commemorate the commitment and vision of the

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Through the federal government’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program stimulus grant, One Economy, an organization that connects under-served communities to technology, has provided free broadband installation and 3 years of free broadband access at 6 Mercy Housing properties. One Economy hired and paid monthly stipends to a resident trained in technology support to provide technical assistance

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A message from Mercy Housing CEO, Sister Lillian Murphy, RSM Throughout the years, I have met thousands of people in need – and more importantly thousands of people whose lives have been changed because of stable, quality affordable housing. At Mercy Housing, we believe that housing is a means to an end. Not having a

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Tanya Hamilton, a resident of Mercy Housing’s Harold and Margot Schiff Residences, can now return safely home from the grocery store in her wheelchair. This has not always been the case. Previously, cars would challenge residents who tried to cross the road with 40 mile per hour speeds and no stop light in sight. Tanya’s

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Mercy Housing created the Live In Hope Campaign to help fulfill our mission of creating stable, vibrant and healthy communities for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities. The goal of the Live in Hope Campaign is to raise $60,000 for afterschool programming and

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Throughout the nation, Mercy Housing is taking action to raise awareness about the ever-growing need for quality affordable multifamily rental housing and stabilized communities.

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On July 19, Mercy Housing Senior Vice President of Community Impact and Investment Julie Gould shared testimony at the first of four public hearings regarding the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The hearings were held across the country to receive public comments and opinions on whether and how regulations should be revised to better serve the

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