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Why We Need the CDFI Fund
Last week, we saw the current administration’s first budget proposal, which calls for a $54 billion increase in military spending, funded by cuts to nonmilitary programs. The New York Times reported that, as part of these cuts, the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund (“the Fund”) will be “all but eliminated.” While it … Continue reading
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:22:50 PM

MEASURE H : HOPE FOR LA’S HOMELESS
On March 7, Los Angeles voters passed Measure H—a companion measure to last Fall’s Proposition HHH. Part of the $355 million generated annually by Measure H’s quarter-cent tax hike will pay for services at the 10,000 permanent-supportive units slated to be built for LA’s chronically homeless population under Proposition HHH. Developers of those homes would … Continue reading
Monday, April 10, 2017 8:35:16 AM

PROJECT FOOD: TAKING A BITE OUT OF FOOD LITERACY
Between field trips and field days, the Leataata Floyd Student and Family Community Center in Sacramento is always buzzing with activity. The Center has turned into a hub for the families in Sacramento’s Marina Vista and Alder Grove communities offering resources for parents and youth including bike repairs, art workshops, self-empowerment camps, and most recently … Continue reading
Monday, April 10, 2017 8:32:49 AM

THE OPENHOUSE COMMUNITY AT 55 LAGUNA MAKES SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY
On March 23, Mercy Housing California and Openhouse celebrated the Grand Opening of The Openhouse Community at 55 Laguna—San Francisco’s first affordable housing community welcoming to LGBT seniors. The 40 apartments augmented by onsite services provided by Openhouse rehabilitates a historic city landmark into a thriving and inclusive home welcoming to LGBT seniors and formerly … Continue reading
Monday, April 10, 2017 8:30:05 AM

Letter from Doug Shoemaker
Dear Mercy Housing Supporter, Every time I sit down to write about the housing situation in our state and nation, I feel like I’m describing a scene in a Dickens novel. We have hit such a critical point in California with homelessness and housing insecurity that our work is on nearly everyone’s minds. That concern … Continue reading
Monday, April 10, 2017 8:20:48 AM

Home is just the beginning
Singing “California is a Garden of Eden. It’s a paradise to live in or see. But believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot, if you ain’t got that Do-Re-Mi,” keynote speaker, Kat Taylor, captured the hopes and frustrations of so many Californians struggling to make ends meet. But, for the 1,200 residents … Continue reading
Monday, April 10, 2017 8:16:32 AM

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