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Impacting 7,000 Individuals: Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Empowerment through Supportive Housing and Education


Mercy Housing Lakefront in Chicago is renowned for helping countless people find stable homes and brighter futures.

Empowering Families with Supportive Housing and Education

Desire Hunter, a single mother of four faced daunting challenges during her divorce on Chicago’s West Side. Amidst violence and insecurity and she turned to Mercy Housing Lakefront in 2017 for support. They provided her family with a home at the Lofts on Arthington and crucial financial education. This assistance helped Hunter stabilize her finances, avoid eviction, and pursue higher education and entrepreneurship. Today, she and her children are thriving each pursuing their own successful paths.

Since its founding in 2006 with ten properties serving 1,000 residents, Mercy Housing Lakefront has grown significantly. They now manage nearly 50 properties housing 7,000 individuals across Chicago and neighboring states. Their focus extends beyond mere housing they are dedicated to fostering healthy futures through comprehensive support and educational programs, according to the report of CBS News.

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(photo: Mercy Housing)

Building Healthy Futures in Chicago Through Compassionate Housing and Support

Mark Angelini, President of Mercy Housing Lakefront emphasizes their mission is not just about constructing buildings but about building healthy futures. Their commitment has earned them recognition including the Make It Better Foundation Philanthropy Award, highlighting their impact in human services and empowerment.

In a city marked by disparities, Mercy Housing Lakefront stands as a steadfast partner for those striving to overcome poverty and instability. Through their holistic approach and they provide not only shelter but also hope and opportunities for families and communities to thrive.

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