OMAHA, Neb. and DENVER, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Catholic Health Initiatives announced today a $6 million gift to Mercy Housing for its affordable homes for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Catholic Health Initiatives, the second-largest Catholic health system in the country, is also one of the largest health care providers in Nebraska with four hospitals and other related facilities across the state.
"Part of our mission at Catholic Health Initiatives is to reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and health facilities and work with other providers of health and human services to build healthy communities," said Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives. "Our gift to Mercy Housing and the people of Omaha, Lincoln and Council Bluffs recognizes not only the great need for safe, affordable housing in these communities, but also the great opportunity that we have to partner with Mercy Housing to change lives and improve health in new and innovative ways."
The donation, which will fund much-needed capital improvements and supportive programs, is the largest ever for the nonprofit housing organization based in Denver, Colo. Founded in Omaha by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Housing has worked with Catholic Health Initiatives for nearly 12 years. In 1998, Catholic Health Initiatives became one of Mercy Housing's Strategic Health Care Partners, a formal partnership that enables Mercy Housing to increase access to affordable housing and health care in the communities that Catholic Health Initiatives serves.
"Our work in Omaha, Lincoln and Council Bluffs is at the cornerstone of where Mercy Housing was founded, and we're proud of the low-income families, seniors, refugees and people with special needs who have found stability and success at these properties over the years. With Catholic
Health Initiatives' support, we can con
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