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Mercy Housing, Inc.

aka Mercy Housing   |   Denver, CO   |  www.mercyhousing.org

Mission

Our mission is to create stable, vibrant, and healthy communities by developing, financing, and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors, and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities. Mercy Housing was founded in 1981 in response to the extreme lack of stable, affordable housing for vulnerable populations. Mercy Housing is the nation's largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing. With a presence in 41 states and over 200 cities, Mercy Housing has developed, preserved and financed more than 48,200 affordable homes nationwide, both rental and single family, serving more than 152,600 adults and children on any given day.

Ruling year info

1998

President and CEO

Mr. Ismael Guerrero

Main address

1600 Broadway Suite 2000

Denver, CO 80202 USA

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EIN

47-0646706

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Senior Citizens' Housing/Retirement Communities (L22)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mercy Housing has participated in the development, preservation and/or financing of more than 48,200 affordable homes. We serve families, seniors, and people with special needs with the full spectrum of affordable housing. We help provide affordable housing programs to individual and family residents, and also offering resident services that help get those in need back into the lifestyle they need and deserve to get them into the next chapter in their lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Housing Development

For 34 years, Mercy Housing has been committed to developing affordable, program-enriched housing for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities. 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.

One of the largest and most experienced nonprofit affordable housing developers in the country, Mercy Housing has the ability to handle every aspect of affordable real estate development including project financing, community outreach and planning, construction management, property management and asset management. We are one of only a few national organizations that provide affordable housing for all low- and moderate-income populations, with the full spectrum of affordable housing, including supportive housing for the formerly homeless, transitional housing, permanent rental, and affordable home ownership opportunities. Mercy Housing partners nationally and regionally with public, private and government partners to combine the best affordable housing development practices to build our communities.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

NeighborWorks America - Member 2016

National Affordable Housing Management Association 2016

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of Mercy Housing is to create stable, vibrant, healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs. We envision a more humane world in which poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential.

Key strategies include developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing through Mercy Housing regional offices, Mercy Loan Fund and Mercy Housing Management Group. At the heart of Mercy Housing's mission is on-site Resident Services programs that help Residents become financially secure, maintain stable housing, perform better in school, value their health, and actively participate in the community.

Mercy Housing is one of the top nonprofit affordable housing providers in the United States. Based in Denver, Colorado, Mercy Housing, its regional offices and business entities have brought real estate development and financing expertise to bear on the mission for more than 30 years. Board members and senior staff are respected leaders in the field and regularly network with thought leaders and experts in the nonprofit, for-profit and government sectors.

Mercy Housing has provided comprehensive customized program services to Residents in the areas of health and wellness, economic development/housing stability, education and community engagement for more than 30 years, impacting thousands of lives. These services have helped Residents achieve stability and make positive changes in their lives and communities. We have successfully incorporated nationally-recognized best practices in our program development, service delivery and program evaluation. These practices are reviewed annually to ensure they represent the most effective approaches available to address the needs of the individuals we serve.

The gap between the supply and demand for affordable housing continues to grow and continues to be the driver for strategic planning and organizational implementation of innovative programs and initiatives that will help ensure a sustainable approach to providing people in need with a safe place to call home.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mercy Housing, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patricia Cochran

Retired, VSP Vision Care

Pat McDermott

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Adrienne Crowe

Retired, Bank of America

Rose Marie Jasinski

Sisters of Bon Secours

Barbara Kelly

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Leslie A. Wittmann

nTrustHR

Barry Zigas

Zigas and Associates

Yvonne Camacho

Simpson Housing, LLLP

Barbara Busch

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Patricia Cochran

Vision Service Plan

Charles Francis

Dignity Health

Diane Hejna

Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange

Doug Jutte

Build Healthy Places Network

Jim Park

The Mortgage Collaborative

Scott Pocock

Shea Mortgage

Suzanne Swift

Buffet Concepts, Inc.

Bob Tetrault

Highridge Costa Investors

Linda Werthman

University of Detroit Mercy

Carol Wetmore

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/29/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data