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The Atlanta BeltLine, one of the city’s hottest properties and increasingly home to housing costing half a million and up, is pushing hard to get hundreds of affordable housing units opened or in the pipeline in the coming months. The stretch of trails and greenspace that will eventually make up the 22-mile loop inside theRead More
By Doug Shoemaker of Mercy Housing & Kimberly Latimer-Nelligan of the Low Income Investment Fund Social determinants – such as economic stability, the physical environment and social support systems – play a larger role in determining a person’s health outcomes than his or her genes or biology. This has led to both healthcare organizations and communityRead More
Today, Mercy Housing announced a new partnership with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), an organization dedicated to solving the childhood obesity crisis. In partnering with PHA, Mercy Housing, the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing in the country, committed to employ active design strategies at 80 percent of its affordable housing communities. Active designRead More
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Volunteering is a great way for seniors to stay involved, meet new people, and improve their health. The emotional benefits are often the first to come to mind: volunteering can lead to a sense of feeling useful,Read More
During a live morning press conference held on Wednesday, April 26th at Mercy Othello Plaza Apartments, an exciting public-private partnership was revealed between the City of Seattle, philanthropist Paul G. Allen and Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW). MHNW is thrilled to announce that we will be developing a housing and family service center to serve homelessRead More
Welcome Home, Zenaida!
Zenaida was one of our first residents to move into her new home at Mercy Othello Plaza. She arrived within the first week of the property’s opening on March 27 and has been more than grateful for the opportunity to settle in her new home. Zenaida describes her touching story of finding an affordable homeRead More
Why We Need the CDFI Fund
Last week, we saw the current administration’s first budget proposal, which calls for a $54 billion increase in military spending, funded by cuts to nonmilitary programs. The New York Times reported that, as part of these cuts, the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund (“the Fund”) will be “all but eliminated.” While itRead More
On March 7, Los Angeles voters passed Measure H—a companion measure to last Fall’s Proposition HHH. Part of the $355 million generated annually by Measure H’s quarter-cent tax hike will pay for services at the 10,000 permanent-supportive units slated to be built for LA’s chronically homeless population under Proposition HHH. Developers of those homes wouldRead More
Between field trips and field days, the Leataata Floyd Student and Family Community Center in Sacramento is always buzzing with activity. The Center has turned into a hub for the families in Sacramento’s Marina Vista and Alder Grove communities offering resources for parents and youth including bike repairs, art workshops, self-empowerment camps, and most recentlyRead More
On March 23, Mercy Housing California and Openhouse celebrated the Grand Opening of The Openhouse Community at 55 Laguna—San Francisco’s first affordable housing community welcoming to LGBT seniors. The 40 apartments augmented by onsite services provided by Openhouse rehabilitates a historic city landmark into a thriving and inclusive home welcoming to LGBT seniors and formerlyRead More
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