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MERCY HOUSING MOUNTAIN PLAINS

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A Message From
the President

As the new Mercy Housing Mountain Plains president, I am moved and awed by the support of so many this past year.

 

The effects of the Covid 19 pandemic continued into 2021 making it again one of the most challenging years for Mercy Housing Mountain Plains. Related health, employment, and socialization issues took a toll in our communities, but thanks to you and our committed staff, we were able to adapt, move forward, and overcome barriers so residents could remain healthy, stable, and housed.

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Navigating Health

Have you heard the term ‘health navigation?’ You’re not alone if the answer is ‘no.’ Although our repertoire of health-related terms and definitions has certainly grown during COVID, health navigation is often not covered in mainstream news. However, it plays a critical role in the work of many healthcare organizations and the Mercy Housing Resident Services programs.

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By the Numbers

Mercy Housing Mountain Plains operates in seven states comprising the following regions:

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Mercy Housing  Colorado

Mercy Housing  Midwest

Mercy Housing  Southwest

THE AVERAGE RESIDENT INCOME IS

WHO WE SERVE

$12,966

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5,130

RESIDENTS

40%
 
54
%

6%

Senior

Family

Supportive

41

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less than one-quarter of the median annual household income in the US.

PROPERTIES

 
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Clearing the Smoke

Each new year brings the prospect of a fresh start. Many of us use this time as an opportunity to refocus, reset, and look for ways to improve ourselves both personally and professionally. In 2021, many Mercy Housing residents embarked on a journey toward tobacco independence with the goal to quit or reduce tobacco use.

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REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
 

Colorado

COLORADO'S FAIR MARKET RENT VALUE IS

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$1,430

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(based on rent and utilities) for a two-bedroom apartment. To afford this, a household must earn over $57,000 annually.

THE MEDIAN ANNUAL RESIDENT INCOME IS

WHO WE SERVE

$13,200

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less than one-quarter of the median annual household income in Colorado.

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61%
 
5
%

34%

Family

Supportive

Senior

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2,937

RESIDENTS

RESIDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

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22%
 
44
%

34%

Seniors

Adults

Kids

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In Colorado and 1 in Utah

PROPERTIES

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Summer Exploration

Out-of-School Time is a widely popular youth program at Mercy Housing that offers kids the opportunity to receive resources and support in a variety of ways. From homework help to healthy snacks, activities are focused on providing a safe place for kids to learn and grow, and above all – explore new things!

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Highlights

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A GRANT OF EPIC PROPORTIONS

We are honored to partner with the National Real Estate Practice of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants for the fourth year in a row to offer the EPIC Educational Support Grant to Mercy Housing residents. The purpose of the grant is to help recipients obtain their post-high school educational goals. This year, a $2,500 grant was awarded to 24 Mercy Housing residents, including four residents from our Mountain Plains region!