The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) would like to congratulate Sister Lillian, RSM on her retirement from Mercy Housing.  After many years of a ministry in health care, Sister Lillian’s community, the Sisters of Mercy, called on her to head their new venture into affordable housing.   Since 1987 Sister Lillian has served as Mercy Housing’s  Chief Executive Officer, leading it from its first senior housing project in San Francisco to the award winning not-for-profit organization with a presence in more than 200 cities in 41 states and DC that it is today. Sister Lillian has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for her  work, including the 25th Annual Housing Leadership Award from NLIHC in 2006.

Sister Lillian has always been a great supporter of NLIHC’s work and a strong believer in our mission.  Sister Lillian has encouraged NLIHC’s work on the National Housing Trust Fund Campaign since day one, calling the National Housing Trust Fund the “game changer” for affordable rental  rental housing finance.  Sister Lillian plans to take a year “off” before she embarks on her next mission. NLIHC wishes her health and happiness and says  “…well done, good and faithful servant,” Matthew 25:21

Sister Lillian Murphy , CEO Mercy Housing and Sheila Crowly, President and  CEO, NLIHC
Sister Lillian Murphy , CEO Mercy Housing and Sheila Crowley, President and CEO, NLIHC at Sister Lillian’s retirement party, September 4, 2014, Denver