In The News

Mercy Housing has refined the motel-conversion model with our recently completed community, Courtyard on Orange Grove

Converting older, deteriorating motels into housing for the homeless can be a gamble with limited wins. However, with sound planning and strategic implementation, easing California’s long-term homelessness crisis using similar strategies is doable, especially now, in light of recently approved state funding to help tackle the issue. This April, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled Project Roomkey,

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Maria pictured here with her mother and two brothers in their Mercy Housing home in L.A.

Mercy Housing provides quality, evidence-based Out of School Time (OST) programming for hundreds of youth in California communities. The goal of OST is to supplement young residents’ educational and social-emotional learning to help them lay a strong foundation for academic and life success. While originally attended primarily by K-5th grade residents, these programs have expanded

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Recently, we received a note of gratitude from a resident that touched our hearts, and keeps us steadfast in supporting Mercy Housing residents. “Me and my son would like to thank you for helping us with our rent during this pandemic. We have no family in Colorado. It’s just me and my son. Thank you

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People Making a Difference

People have stepped up in amazing ways across the Mountain Plains to provide much-needed support during these challenging times. Every contribution is appreciated, and you are truly making a difference in the lives of so many residents! When Francis Peak View in Kaysville, Utah, called with a request for virtual tutoring, Vic did not hesitate.

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As a young, single mother of two, Kathy moved into Mercy Housing’s Decatur Place Apartments in Denver with one goal in mind. She wanted to prove to herself and her kids that she could make it on her own and provide a good life for them all. For some, that might sound like an overwhelming

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Camp Mercy 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the structure of classroom-based learning. With California’s shelter-in-place ordinances and school closures statewide, many students are missing out on vital social aspects of school that help to promote learning and the development of healthy social bonds. Families are experiencing what has been coined ‘COVID slide,’ a 30% or greater

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Joe Thompson | President, Mercy Housing Northwest

Dear Friends of Mercy Housing Northwest, I am happy to have this opportunity to greet you as Mercy Housing Northwest’s new President, and I am excited to serve residents, staff, volunteers, and all of our partners that have come together to create vibrant, healthy communities throughout Washington and Idaho. Our national organization has new leadership

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COVID Response: From Emergency to Recovery and Resilience

As the reality of the coronavirus pandemic found its way throughout the Pacific Northwest, Mercy Housing Northwest was rapidly pivoting and learning so much about what it meant for the communities we serve. As a housing organization, shelter-in-place took on new resonance. Resident Services staff have always made it a priority to build strong, lasting

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We are pleased to share with you our new 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. With this five-year plan, we continue our commitment to residents. Mercy Housing’s North Star is defined by positive impact in the lives of residents, starting with but extending beyond housing. We owe it to residents, the guiding light of the organization, to enhance our

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Mercy Housing Lakefront is Moving

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!

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