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Dec 03

Who's First?

People are first — when speaking about people living with disabilities, it’s key to refer to them as people first. This may sound obvious to many, but it’s especially close to our hearts at Mercy Housing. We serve thousands of people living with disabilities, and that’s why we’re honoring National Disability Day. This is just

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lottie

Inspired by her own grade school teacher, who pushed her to achieve her potential, Lottie had a long career as an educator. However, twelve years ago, Lottie was between jobs and looking for a safe, affordable home. “My prayer was, ‘God, help me to find something, somewhere that I feel comfortable and safe.’” Lottie was

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aftermath of camp fire

“The embers were falling… I looked outside and it was just black, it was so dark… and then I looked across the road and the fire was already hitting the houses right across the street from me”—Brent, a former resident of Paradise, CA recalls the morning of November 8, 2018 when he woke to flames

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gina in front of a BBQ at Holly Park

Gina winces as a fall breeze reminds her that cooler temperatures are on their way. For her, this changing of the seasons brings pain. “My bones don’t like the cold,” Gina says. The pain she often feels isn’t just in her bones, it comes from missing the life she once had. Life at Holly Park

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Mercy Community Capital (MCC) (FKA Mercy Loan Fund) has reached an historic milestone: $3 billion leveraged in development costs on affordable housing properties financed. Historically over the past 34 years, every dollar lent by MCC helped to create or preserve $9 of affordable housing. Over the past several years, MCC has purposely increased its participation lending

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Sep 05

Mercy in Fall

To all Mercy Housing supporters, thank you for everything that you do. We had an incredible summer and look forward to the fall. As usual, residents excelled in our summer Resident Services programming. Kids received summer tutoring, seniors received improved healthcare, and families gained even more access to food through our efforts to reduce food

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CHICAGO – Landmarks Illinois has named this year’s recipients of the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. The nine award-winning preservation projects, and the people who made them possible, will be honored at a ceremony in Chicago the evening of Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Now in its 26th year, the Landmarks Illinois Richard

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Mercy Housing Northwest has teamed up with Tacoma, WA-based artist Kenji Stoll to install a mural on the north facade of Gardner House and Allen Family Center, which will be opening in the Spring of 2020. Kenji sat down with us to talk about how he became a muralist, what inspired him to select a

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Rendering of lotus mural on building

In September, Mercy Housing Northwest is excited to begin its installation of a beautiful mural on the north façade of the Gardner House and Allen Family Center, located at 2870 S. Hanford St. in Seattle. Visually inspired by lotus ponds, the mural is another contribution to the emerging arts district in Mount Baker, led by

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If you passed by the Mount Baker light rail station in the last six months, chances are you have seen the new building at the intersections of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Rainier Avenue and S. Hanford Street. Mercy Housing Northwest is building the Gardner House and Allen Family Center, which will provide 95 units

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