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Angela Bruno will join Mercy Housing as the Chief Financial Officer, replacing Steve Spears as he retires at the end of March. Spears has been with the organization for ten years and during his time as CFO, Spears has been instrumental in the nonprofit’s strong growth in size and impact, while ensuring the long-term financial

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It wasn’t until the late 1960s that February was declared “Black History Month.” Originally the idea of Historian, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who was known as the “father of Black History,” “Black History Month” is both a celebration and reminder that Black history is American history. Did You Know? Carter Woodson first declared “Negro History

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“We can do better…” – Patricia O’Roark As we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we also celebrate the vision and perseverance of Mercy Housing’s founder, Patricia O’Roark, for her lasting commitment to creating vibrant communities built to help individuals, families, seniors, veterans, and people with special needs reach their full potential. Our story begins in 1981

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7th and Mission will have 258 homes for formerly homeless individuals

Your donations over the holidays are going to make more homes possible in 2022. Your support helps us build more affordable homes around the country. There are currently 31 properties in development that will ultimately create 3,096 new homes. While we celebrate every new property opening, we continue to stay vigilant, seeking out future projects

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After steady reductions from 2010 to 2016, homelessness has increased steadily over the last four consecutive years. That means it’s more important than ever to do everything we can to ensure that once we move people off the streets and into housing, they have the support they need to move forward into hopeful futures. That

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Welcome to 2022! Following many challenging months, one thing has remained constant – people’s resiliency to move forward, adapt, and be there for one another. Thank you for helping make 2021 a success. We could not have gotten through the year without the support and dedication of people like you. Here are just a few

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Two children are making apple nachos on a table at a Mercy Housing building.

The youth residents at Batavia Apartments in Illinois have been exploring healthy eating options. The children were able to expand their culinary palate by creating apple nachos — with dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and mini chocolate chips. They were also able to create healthy fruit and yogurt parfaits using unique ingredients like dragon fruit and golden

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A photo of Julie with the title "Resident Spotlight: Julie"

Julie and her two small children slept on the floor the first night in their new home. After escaping an abusive relationship, they had little more than the clothes on their backs. Julie fought hard to provide a safe home for her kids and was grateful to find stable housing for her family at Mercy

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As we welcome in 2022 together and say goodbye to a year both heartbreaking and hopeful, I want to take a minute to thank you for all your support in 2021, and to show you how much you helped us to achieve.   Thanks to you, the year ahead holds so much promise. To help

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2021 was truly a breakout year on all fronts for Mercy Community Capital (MCC). With the continued economic uncertainty from COVID-19, MCC was able to attain excellent business and financial results that showcase our sustainability; however, we are more excited about how these results translated into real impact. We believe we are called to contribute

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