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The Impact You’ve Made
We know that stable homes and supportive services have the power to change lives. Because of your support, Mercy Housing Lakefront has, for 31 years, provided those we serve with the foundation they need to thrive. On behalf of the more than 8,000 residents who call a Mercy Housing Lakefront community home, thank you for making this possible.Read the full 2018 Impact Report
The Need for Affordable Housing
A significant number of communities in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin continue to struggle with high foreclosure and unemployment rates. The need for affordable and safe housing increases daily. Mercy Housing Lakefront provides quality, safe, and affordable housing for individuals and families who would not otherwise be able to access it. Download our Fact Sheet to learn more about the problems of our region and the impact of Mercy Housing Lakefront >
Help People Like Edna
17 years-old and on her own, Edna was battling 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 and moved into an apartment in the Schiff Residences.
With an opportunity to start over, 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!
Jane Graf, Mercy Housing’s President & CEO, is retiring—Mercy Housing is the largest affordable housing nonprofit and with a presence in 41 states, their role in addressing the affordable housing crisis is pivotal. Graf has announced her plan to retire in 2020 following a 32-year career with Mercy Housing—headquartered in Denver,CO. She came fromRead More
Your support encourages women to never give up on themselves. Belinda, like many young men and women, found herself at a house party in her early 20’s. Her life would never be the same. At the party someone slipped a hallucinogenic drug into her drink, triggering a chemical imbalance in her brain that led toRead More
They include more low-income housing, fewer fines and less incarceration. More than half a century ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood before a joint session of Congress during his first State of the Union address and declared an “unconditional war on poverty,” drawing attention to the uncomfortable truth that millions of Americans were living withoutRead More
Partner With Us
Mercy Housing Lakefront has built 2,900 rental units across 28 properties located throughout the North, West, and South Sides of Chicago, as well as Countryside, Aurora, Elgin, Grayslake, and Milwaukee, WI, with five communities in development that will add 500 units of housing for people in need.
We hope you’ll join us in building the next one.Learn More