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                Mercy Housing Colorado receives $25,000 from The Denver Fou
                The grant will be used to expand the development of affordable housing and re
                the Denver Metro area

                04.22.2009 – DENVER — Mercy Housing Colorado will now be able to develop new
                affordable homes and provide supportive programs for low-income seniors, families         Twitter Pitc
                and people with special needs in the Denver Metro area, thanks to a $25,000 grant         Mercy Housin
                                                                                                          $25,000 grant
                from The Denver Foundation.
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                The grant was awarded as part of The Denver Foundation’s Community Grants
                Program. It will go toward Mercy Housing Colorado’s work in the Denver Metro area,        News Facts
                where the organization has seven properties with 295 affordable homes for about            The grant w
                940 residents who make a median household income of $12,511.                               Denver Fou
                                                                                                           Program.

                “With this generous award from The Denver Foundation, Mercy Housing Colorado               It will go to
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                can continue its work to provide vibrant, stable and healthy communities in the
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                Denver area,” said Jennifer Erixon, Mercy Housing Colorado president. “We are
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                thankful that The Denver Foundation shares in our mission to provide affordable
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                housing and resident services to help people improve their lives.”
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                Mercy Housing Colorado continues to develop new affordable housing for a variety of        In May, Mer
                populations. In May, the organization will celebrate the opening of its first permanent    the opening
                supportive housing property – the Aromor Apartments in Denver’s Capitol Hill. Mercy        supportive h

                Housing Colorado is also in talks to build its second affordable property for families     Aromor Apa
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                in the Stapleton area in Denver.
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                “The Denver Foundation is honored to help Mercy Housing accomplish its goal of
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                providing affordable housing for Metro Denver residents,” said Rebecca Arno,
                spokesperson for The Denver Foundation.                                                   Resource Li
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                About Mercy Housing Colorado                                                              Mercy Housi


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                Mercy Housing Colorado, a regional office of the Denver-based, national nonprofit
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                organization Mercy Housing, has 13 properties throughout the state that are home to
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                nearly 1,600 people. Mercy Housing, a national not-for-profit affordable housing          housing, Aro
                organization headquartered in Denver, has a presence in 41 states, serves more            Stapleton, J
                than 117,000 people on any given day and has participated in the development,             Arno
                financing or operation of more than 35,700 homes. About 75 percent of Mercy
                Housing’s portfolio is rental units, and the remaining 25 percent is homeownership.
                Mercy Housing serves families, seniors and people with special needs (formerly
                homeless, people with HIV/AIDS and the developmentally disabled). For more
                information about Mercy Housing Colorado, please visit
                www.mercyhousingcolorado.org.


                About The Denver Foundation
The Denver Foundation is a community foundation that inspires people and
mobilizes resources to improve life in Metro Denver. In 2008, the Foundation
awarded $68 million in grants. The Denver Foundation has two roles: stewarding an
endowment to invest in meeting current and future needs for the Metro Denver
community, and managing over 800 charitable funds on behalf of individuals,
families and businesses. For more information, visit www.denverfoundation.org.


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About Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing, a national not-for-profit affordable housing organization
headquartered in Denver, has a presence in 41 states, serves more than 115,000
people on any given day and has participated in the development, financing or
operation of more than 35,000 homes. About 75 percent of Mercy Housing’s portfolio
is rental units, and the remaining 25 percent is homeownership. Mercy Housing
serves families, seniors and people with special needs (formerly homeless, people
with HIV/AIDS and the developmentally disabled).


Contacting Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing
1999 Broadway, Ste. 1000
Denver, CO 80202
303-830-3300
Website: http://www.mercyhousing.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercy-Housing/9937095549?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/mercyhousing
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/mercy-housing

Press Contact
Jennifer Kostka
Office: 303-830-3323
Cell: 303-263-4561
Email: jkostka@mercyhousing.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=638923983&ref=name
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/2/8a3/426

Interview Request
Jennifer Kostka
Office: 303-830-3323
Cell: 303-263-4561
Email: jkostka@mercyhousing.org




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