Mercy Housing Southeast awarded $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

ATLANTA – To help further its mission in Atlanta, Mercy Housing Southeast has received a $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. The grant is from its general operating support grantmaking program. This highly competitive grantmaking program will provide unrestricted funding to be used to advance and expand Mercy Housing’s mission to create stable, vibrant, and

healthy community by increasing the supply of program-enriched affordable housing across the Metro Atlanta region.

“We are grateful to the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta for awarding Mercy Housing Southeast this competitive grant,” said James Alexander, president of Mercy Housing Southeast. “These unrestricted funds will be very important in helping us continue to advance our mission in Greater Atlanta.”

In April 2018, Mercy Housing Southeast will cut the ribbon on its latest affordable housing project – the Senior Residences at Mercy Park. Located in Chamblee, Georgia, this affordable senior housing (62-plus) will have 79 units and is being constructed adjacent to a full-service health clinic run by Mercy Care.

In May 2017, Mercy Housing Southeast officially opened its latest affordable housing development, the Reynoldstown Senior Residences — a 70-unit, independent-living, affordable senior housing facility servicing residents aged 62 and older. Residents started moving into the new development in November 2016. It now is at full occupancy.

About Mercy Housing Southeast: Mercy Housing Southeast (MHSE) is the youngest regional office of Mercy Housing Inc., the nation’s largest, non-profit affordable housing organization. It creates stable, vibrant and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities. Headquartered in Atlanta, MHSE serves communities in Georgia, Ohio, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. It has developed or preserved 44 projects delivering more than 3,900 affordable rental homes for over 8,000 people since 1996. More than two-thirds of its portfolio is in Georgia, with 1,254 homes in metro Atlanta.

About the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta: Since 1951, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been connecting the passions of philanthropists with the purposes of nonprofits doing that work. With 65 years serving the 23-county Atlanta region and a robust team of experts, the Community Foundation manages the behind-the-scenes details, empowering our donors to focus on the joy of giving. The Community Foundation is a top-20 community foundation nationally with approximately $900 million in current assets and is Georgia’s second largest foundation. Through its quality services and innovative leadership on community issues, the Foundation received more than $113 million from donors in 2015 (unaudited) and distributed more than $139 million that same year to support nonprofits throughout the region and beyond. In 2016 Charity Navigator named the Community Foundation a four-star rated nonprofit, its top distinction. For more information, visit: cfgreateratlanta.


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