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The U.S. has a long history of accepting, helping, and learning from refugees. Mercy Housing follows this tradition. Grace Apartments in Colorado is dedicated to refugees and immigrants, primarily from Asian countries like Bhutan, Nepal, and Burma. As a family property, the majority of these households work and are doing their best to make end

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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 from

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155 income-restricted rental units to be developed at two separate sites along future Bus Rapid Transit corridor Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) has selected two nonprofit development partners that combined are projected to build 155 income-restricted rental units on the East Colfax corridor. The selection results from a request for proposals, issued in late

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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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Villa de Vida breaking ground with shovels

Adults with developmental disabilities will have new opportunities for independence thanks to a partnership between Mercy Housing California and Villa de Vida, Inc. The two nonprofit organizations broke ground May 28 on Villa de Vida, a new housing community with 54 apartments in Poway, California. Villa de Vida is designed to address the growing need

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Over spring break, 15 students in the Mercy Academic Achievement Program (MAAP) took an epic journey to Los Angeles to tour the UCLA Campus and visit the Museum of Tolerance. MAAP is a middle school program that increases higher education opportunities for young people living in Marina Vista and Alder Grove. Sacramento-based staff Felicia and

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1491 Sunnydale Avenue is currently under construction and will provide studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment homes as part of the Sunnydale redevelopment project.  The community will have 55 total units with the majority of the apartments designated for the relocation of existing Sunnydale residents.  13 affordable apartments will be available to the general

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How do you save money while improving quality of life? Most people’s first answer wouldn’t be ‘efficient energy use and water-saving upgrades.’ Though it’s a mouthful, these sustainability measures are transforming the lives of families in need. Not Just a Luxury Anymore For far too long sustainable building and energy use was seen as a

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Keep Your Home Cool and Green This Summer

Not one location in the U.S. can expect a cooler-than-average summer this year, according to the National Weather Service. The latest forecast is calling for hotter-than-usual weather, especially along the east and west coasts and the southern U.S. Here are five tips for beating the heat this summer: Block out the sun. Keeping the shades

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We have submitted a public comment in opposition to HUD’s proposed mixed-status rule that could cause over 100,000 people to be evicted from their homes, including more than 55,000 children who are U.S. citizens or have legal status. HUD argues that the proposed rule is necessary to address long wait lists for housing assistance, while

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