In The News

Wesley has lived at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s (MHL) South Loop Apartments for the past 19 years. He was born on Chicago’s Southside, but grew up on the Northside. He moved to the South Loop Apartments after his rent increased and he could not afford the rent prices. “I knew I couldn’t afford the rent anymore,

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Mercy Garden Volunteers

Residents at Mercy Gardens, a Mercy Housing community in San Diego, wanted to create a sense of solace for their neighborhood. A small patch of land with a view just outside their front door had so much potential. They knew, with a little help, they could turn this small patch of mulch into something beautiful

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Khatira’s Story

Immigration. It’s a powerful word that is charged with a myriad of different meanings and emotions. In the debate over how America handles its immigration, this word has become a source of political posturing and painted with broad strokes by the media. Too often, the personal stories of those who immigrate are never heard and

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Hearing Testing Country Senior Apartments

Seniors at Countryside Senior Apartments were able to receive hearing tests that they otherwise may have missed or been unable to access, thanks to donors. Hearing loss is common in seniors, and has been tied to social isolation, which can greatly impact health. Loss of hearing can also affect your ability to work, understand others,

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Rolando G. Graduation Speech

Your support allows Mercy Housing residents to achieve greatness. A stable home and community made a monumental difference for Rolando, a Sterling Meadow’s resident. His inspirational graduation speech inspired us so much that we had to share it with you. As we enter a new school year, everyone at Mercy Housing is keeping Rolando’s words

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After serving in the Navy for five years, Michael returned home to complete his education

After serving in the Navy for five years, Michael returned home to complete his education, earning a master’s degree and an MBA. Unfortunately, his graduation coincided with the Great Recession, and like many Americans, Michael struggled to find a job. During this time, a dear friend died in a tragic helicopter accident. “Those couple things

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EPIC National Real Estate Practice partnered with Mercy Housing for the second year to offer college grants, supporting the bright futures for 14 students nationwide. Three youth residents in the Northwest were each awarded a $3,000 EPIC Educational Support Grant for their hard work and vision — Valentina, in Lynwood; Gerson, in Tacoma; and Esmeralda,

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Gerson, with MHNW property staff — Erin, Nicole and Isabel
Aug 14

Meet Gerson

For Gerson, an affordable place to live connected with educational support has played a transformative role in his life. A 2019 recipient of the EPIC Educational Support Grant, he shared how having encouragement at his Mercy Housing home in Tacoma to pursue his goals has been so meaningful. Gerson’s family has resided at Mercy Housing

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This summer, Mercy Housing is piloting a new style of resident engagement called Community Connect at six communities in the Sacramento area

This summer, Mercy Housing is piloting a new style of resident engagement called Community Connect at six communities in the Sacramento area. These monthly gatherings mark a cultural shift away from ‘town hall’ style meetings led by staff to connection-building group activities guided by resident leadership, interests, and concerns. The structure of these get-togethers is

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Mountain Plains EPIC Scholarship Winner: Ashley

At the young age of 16 and after months of struggling, Ashley was diagnosed with endometriosis by a local physician in her hometown of Kaysville, Utah. Although prescription medication helped Ashley manage the painful symptoms of the disorder, after just a couple years of treatment she had become addicted to her medication. Dependent on a

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