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The Need for Affordable Housing
A significant number of communities in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin continue to struggle with a shortage of affordable housing. In Illinois alone, there is a shortage of more than 324,000 affordable rental homes for extremely low-income households – forcing many people to become homeless or just one paycheck away from homelessness.
Rent burden and housing instability have widespread negative impacts on people’s health, education, and economic security.
Help People Like Edna
On her own at 17 years old, Edna battled homelessness and addiction on the streets of Chicago. Filled with hope and a desire for a better life, she found her way to Mercy Housing Lakefront and moved into an apartment in the Schiff Residences.
Edna met Tarlisa Hunt, the Schiff Residences Property Manager, whose encouragement gave her the strength to go to school and eventually graduate from the prestigious culinary school Le Cordon Bleu. Watch Edna’s Story >
Donate to Mercy Housing Lakefront
We are proud to serve our residents and Lakefront communities through the development of affordable housing and resident services. Donate today to help us continue our mission!
Mercy Housing Lakefront’s office has moved… to a new floor! We’re moving on up to the 19th Floor! Please note our new address: Mercy Housing Lakefront 120 S. LaSalle Street Suite 1915 Chicago, IL 60603 We look forward to seeing you at our new home!Read More
I am very pleased to announce that Ismael Guerrero has assumed his role as Mercy Housing’s President and CEO, effective today. As way of introduction, I invite you to watch the short video below: After an exhaustive national search, we knew that there was no better person to lead Mercy Housing than Ismael. His visionaryRead More
Last Monday, the sounds of music and song (and, even a few fancy dance steps, too) filled the air in Carol Stream where approximately 300 senior residents call Colony Park home. Residents participated from their balconies to join in song with Colony Park’s staff. Music can trigger memories and reduce anxiety. During these unprecedented days of shelterRead More
Partner With Us
Long-term solutions to the affordable housing crisis begin with an organizational commitment to lasting, creative, and dynamic partnerships. We are constantly building new relationships to meet the needs of our communities and capitalize on opportunities in the Great Lakes region.
We hope you’ll join us in finding new solutions and empowering even more residents to achieve their dreams.Learn More