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Poverty affects all of us, every day, many times in ways that we may not recognize. Here’s just a handful: 1. Your Wallet The American Psychological Association estimates that child poverty costs the U.S. economy $500 billion a year. That touches the lives of anyone in the country.        2. Your Work Life The

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  Wayne grew up in Chicago with a close-knit family that loved cars. Wayne became a career mechanic, purchased his own home, and was successfully providing for his three daughters. Life was going pretty well for Wayne, and then the worst happened: he lost his parents. After Wayne’s parents passed away, he struggled to cope

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HHAD rally on the Capitol building steps.

In honor of Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day (HHAD), February 2nd, a sea of over 600 community advocates in red scarves gathered at the Capitol in Olympia with the united belief that everyone should have access to affordable homes. Hosted by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (WLIHA), HHAD was about ACTION, ADVOCACY, and ONENESS.

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In honor of Poverty Awareness Month, we thought you should know these seven facts about homelessness. 7. You could fill five football stadiums with the homeless population of the U.S. At least 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in January of 2015 in the U.S., according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s

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On Thanksgiving, many of us will spend time with our loved ones and reflect on what we’re thankful for. During the week preceding the festive holiday, we encourage you to consider those who are hungry and homeless. In honor of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (November 12-20, 2016), we present the following 7 facts

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KCRA MVV

“Everyone at Mercy Housing California feels enormous pride whenever we complete a new affordable housing community for low-income residents,” said President Doug Shoemaker, Mercy Housing California, the master developer. “But there is an extra special feeling we all share when we open a new community for formerly homeless and disabled veterans. Mather Veterans Village is our second veterans housing community in California and it would not have been possible without the amazing group of collaborative partners who worked tirelessly to turn this veterans village concept into a beautiful reality.”

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Joshua Bamberger, MD, Mercy Housing, Homelessness, Health and Housing

Dr. Joshua Bamberger, who specializes in treating people who are homeless, writes about the most common chronic health problems he sees in his patients, and how they need housing in order to manage their conditions.

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Mather Veterans Village, © 2016 Michael O’Callahan

As a result of years of collaboration between Mercy Housing California and its partners, 50 disabled and/or previously homeless veterans now have a beautiful, new place to call home. Across the country, Mercy Housing is creating affordable homes like these for deserving people in our community thanks to the support and donations from people like

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The only federal block grant used exclusively to build affordable housing for people with low incomes might be virtually eliminated if the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and Related Agencies funding bill passes. The bill financially guts the 25 year-old HOME Investment Partnerships Program by cutting its funding to just

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner

At a recent Illinois House Appropriations Committee meeting, state Rep. Greg Harris said, “We cannot balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable.” Although I suspect Harris was speaking about issues of fairness and morality, his statement also points to an economic truth. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget not only is harmful to our

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