A message from
the President

As we dive deeper into another year and have said our goodbyes to a 2021 that was both heartbreaking and hopeful, I want to offer my sincere thanks for all of your ongoing support. The stories we share in this report really illustrate just how much you’ve helped us achieve.

Thanks to you, our future holds so much promise. To help move California forward, we’re committing to a historic expansion of our portfolio. In addition, we will be building our programs and advocacy around the aspirations and voices of Mercy Housing California (MHC) residents and advancing new strategies to speed up the production of affordable housing throughout California.

In the midst of a pandemic and an unprecedented housing crisis, our supporters stepped up in every way imaginable to keep residents healthy, stable, and housed. From distributing more than $4 million in rent relief to hosting onsite vaccination clinics and food banks, our partners, staff, and residents have worked tirelessly to extend crucial lifelines to each other.

On December 24, 2021, Mercy Housing celebrated its 40th anniversary. I am moved to know that with your support, there’s no limit to what we can achieve together in this next decade.

On behalf of the staff and board of MHC, please accept my heartfelt thanks for your partnership.

Live in Hope, 

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Doug Shoemaker

President, Mercy Housing California