opening doors out of poverty

Connecting Communities

In 2020, we launched our five-year strategic plan, Inspiring Dreams, which calls for the development or preservation of 9,300 affordable homes that respond to local needs and priorities. The country’s historic deficit of affordable housing is hurting communities. A stable place to call home is an essential step to escape poverty. 

The pandemic posed unforeseen hurdles to all operations, including housing development, but our dedication to the people we serve allowed us to keep our development pipeline strong and on track. 

These accomplishments at such a tumultuous time are a testament to the innovative potential of community-driven collaboration. Everyone faced so much over 2020 — joblessness, sickness, shelter in place orders, and more. Affordable housing with services helps families with scalable, long-term results that benefit everyone. 

The health of neighborhoods depends on the stability of each and every person that lives there, and with more homes on the way, Mercy Housing is excited to see futures brighten and hope grow. 

We opened five new communities, providing


new homes. In 2021, we plan to open 16 new communities for 1,900 future residents