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2021 Highlights

THE HUB  ↑

Coming soon: At the heart of the Sunnydale neighborhood revitalization, the Sunnydale Hub in San Francisco will feature a brand new state-of-the-art indoor family recreation center with programming and amenities for the community.

RACIAL EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

Our first Senior Vice President of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) came on board to lead and implement structure and an organizational framework as our roadmap to ensure equitable and inclusive communities. 

MERCY COMMUNITY CAPITAL

Our financing activities created and/or preserved 3,781 units of affordable housing and served 9,000 residents (more than half from traditionally underserved populations). We closed a record of 36 transactions that translated into $1 billion in total development costs. 

EPIC EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

For the fourth consecutive year, the National Real Estate Practice of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants partnered with Mercy Housing to help residents obtain their post-high school educational goals. $2,500 grants were awarded to 24 Mercy Housing residents.

GREEN HOPE PROGRESS

Mercy Housing became a Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge Achiever by fulfilling our commitment to improving energy efficiency. We also implemented 17 sustainability projects and leveraged $700,000 in environmental incentives and rebates to achieve nearly $52,000 in estimated savings.

CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

Mercy Housing staff continued to close the gap on the digital divide by connecting more than 300 households with emergency broadband benefits. In addition, we worked with our local partners to provide devices with low-cost internet service.

CORPORATE SUPPORT

Overstock.com became a Mercy Housing charitable partner. The home furnishings retailer committed to provide support, product donations, employee volunteer opportunities, and customer donations on their website in support of Out-of-School Time programming.

 

Development Highlights

Mercy Housing is committed to developing affordable, program-enriched housing for low-income families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities who lack the economic resources to access quality, stable housing

In 2021, we opened eight new communities and refurbished three existing buildings. Regardless of the scale and population served, each Mercy Housing community is built with an unwavering commitment to dynamic partnerships, creative vision, and extensive community planning. 

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MERCY ROSA FRANKLIN PLACE

Named in honor of Washington State Senator Rosa Franklin, this vibrant community features 69 homes for seniors. It serves as a permanent reminder of her accomplishments and commitment to housing and health equality in the state of Washington. 

 

Regional Highlights

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LAUNCHING THE ARMSTEAD ACADEMY

In partnership with generous donor and San Francisco 49ers Defensive End Arik Armstead, our resident services team in Sacramento launched the Armstead Academy, an education equity initiative providing academic coaching, tutoring, college tours, and youth leadership development programs to youth ages K—12 in Sacramento’s Upper Land Park area, many of whom live in Mercy Housing California communities.