Mercy Housing Southeast

Mercy Housing Southeast (MHSE) provides affordable homes to people with low incomes, including families, seniors, people who have experienced homelessness, and people with disabilities.

With 44 properties throughout Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee, MHSE serves more than 5,000 people every day. MHSE supplements much of its housing with Resident Services, programs that help residents build stable lives.

Mercy Housing Southeast has developed or preserved 44 properties delivering over 3,028 affordable rental homes since 1996, and has also been recognized with many accolades in the housing industry, including:

  • Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award for Senior Housing
  • Urban Land Institute Development of Excellence Award in Civic/Institutional Development
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle Best in Atlanta Real Estate Award
  • Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing
  • Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Magnolia Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing
  • Housing Authority of DeKalb County’s Best Project Design/Innovation Award
  • Southface Energy Institute’s Earthcraft Multifamily Project of the Year Award

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Changing Lives

Mercy Housing Southeast is creating stable, vibrant and healthy communities for low-income families and seniors across the southeast. We remain committed to changing lives and revitalizing neighborhoods by providing safe, quality, service-enriched housing. We strive to make sure our developments are located near public transportation, health care, food centers and other vital services. Our development expertise covers the full spectrum of housing solutions including:

  • Multifamily rental homes
  • Senior and family housing
  • Supportive, single-room occupancy housing for formerly homeless individuals
  • Preservation and rehabilitation developments

Learn about two of our current housing developments >>

We recognize that people often need more than a home to build a stable life, which is why, in addition to housing, we provide Resident Services. Learn more about our Resident Services in the Southeast >>

The Problem

≈70% of renter households in the region pay more than half of their income for housing
$17,335 Average Mercy Housing Resident Income

Our Impact

3,028 Affordable homes across the region
5,480 People live in an affordable Mercy Housing Southeast community

A Team Committed to Excellence

Mercy Housing Southeast’s development team is skilled at creating dynamic and informed relationships with the local community – relationships that lead to comprehensive design and a prioritization of community needs.

Help People Like LaVonya

LaVonya had an 8-year-old son, volunteered at church, and was a naval reservist. She graduated from Columbia College and promptly found a job. In less than a year, she was laid off. That same year her mother passed away leaving LaVonya to look after her 12-year-old brother. Suddenly, she had two growing boys to raise and was out of a job. She needed a home for the three of them, but student debt prevented her from getting a loan to buy a home while trying to find a new job, all at once. She felt trapped. Read about how Mercy Housing helped LaVonya >

Donate to Mercy Housing Southeast

We are proud to serve our residents and Southeast communities through the development of affordable housing and resident services. Donate today to help us continue our mission!


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Rooted in History: Sweet Auburn Neighborhood Thrives

A Neighborhood Thrives Along Auburn Avenue In the early 1900s, Sweet Auburn was a place for neighbors to meet and discuss social issues. Often congregating on Auburn Avenue, where Henry Rucker built Atlanta’s first black-owned office building, residents would also gather to hear the latest news related to black culture and entertainment. Lined with small

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A Summer Full of Adventures

Summer was in full swing for 48 youth living at Savannah Gardens and Thrive Sweet Auburn. Kids at Thrive Sweet Auburn enjoyed their first Mercy Housing Southeast summer camp with field trips to the Georgia Aquarium and Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park, where they focused on STEM concepts. Families at Thrive Sweet Auburn are

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Developing News in the Southeast

We are excited to be moving forward with developing three communities in the Southeast: Henderson Place, Belvedere, and Clairmont Family. Preserving Affordable Housing in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward  In partnership with the Historic District Development Corporation (HDDC), the only nonprofit dedicated to preserving affordable housing in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, Mercy Housing Southeast is

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Mercy Housing Southeast is proud to serve our residents and the communities in Georgia, Ohio, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. We remain committed to changing lives and revitalizing neighborhoods by providing safe, quality, service-enriched housing.

We hope you’ll join us in building the next one.

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