Download Logo Mercy Housing receives two grants worth $750,000 from Citi Fo Grants will be used to expand the development of affordable housing in Illinois, throughout the nation 08.17.2009 – When 11-year-old Chaz lived with his family, including his five younger siblings, in a homeless shelter, he remembers having to sleep in a small bed with Twitter Pitc his younger brother, sharing sparse amounts of food with other families and being Two grants w Foundation wil too ashamed about where he lived to make new friends. He also remembers how efforts in Calif sad his mother was. News Facts “It seemed like no one cared about us when we lived in the shelter,” Chaz said. About Citi F Citi Foundati Today, Chaz and his family live in a four-bedroom apartment at Mercy Housing economic e Lakefront’s Wentworth Commons, a permanent supportive housing building on and families, Chicago’s South Side. 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Short URL: http://pitch.pe/21766 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 124,000 people on any given day and has participated in the development, financing or operation of more than 36,900 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). 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