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Senator Rosa Franklin

“Community” has been the theme threaded throughout Rosa Franklin’s life. From her humble beginning as the youngest of 12 children raised in a small South Carolina town, to becoming the first ever African American woman elected to a seat in the Washington State Senate, Senator Franklin has been a tireless champion of improving the community

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Exterior Photo of Gardner House

Gardner House and Allen Family Center in Seattle, WA, have officially been open one year and this is an accomplishment worth celebrating! Creating this first-of-its-kind supportive housing and community center was a monumental accomplishment for Seattle. Today, families that have formerly experienced homelessness now have a stable place to call home — families like Luvissa’s.

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The two organizations continue their long-term partnership to end cycles of poverty through housing and education in the Pacific Northwest. SEATTLE — A leading affordable housing nonprofit, Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW), and the Dominican Sisters of Adrian have partnered once again to meet the historic need for educational opportunities for families earning low incomes. This

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Residents with heart art displays at Lincoln Way

February is Heart Health Month, and at our communities across the Northwest region, our Resident Services team came up with creative activities to keep MHNW residents informed about ways to maintain a healthy and happy heart. At our Lincoln Way community in Lynnwood, youth residents learned all about physical and emotional heart health in a

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Outdoor virtual dance class at Gardner House

Virtual Creative Dance class has been in session at Mercy Housing Northwest’s Gardner House community in south Seattle. This weekly program began in August of last year and is led by Zoë, the Youth Initiatives & School Liaison at Gardner House. It’s been quite a success, expanding to four additional MHNW communities across Washington. Zoë connected with

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Rendering of building with text We Broke Ground! MLK Senior Housing Opening Fall 2021

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we are thrilled to celebrate the groundbreaking of MLK Senior Housing, our newest affordable housing development in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, WA. Join us in celebration by watching our groundbreaking video: About MLK Senior Housing The development offers 60 affordable apartments for seniors, with onsite community

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A message from Joe Thompson, President of Mercy Housing Northwest 2020 was an immensely challenging year for everyone. A year of isolation and insecurity driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and compounded by one thing held in common with each year that came before: disproportionate impacts on communities of color and deepening hardships for those already

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Allison and Mark holding hands and walking

At this year’s Power of Home Event, we introduced you to Allison and Mark, Mercy Housing Northwest residents who moved to Mercy Othello Plaza when it opened in 2017. They have since been very active residents, not only attending the majority of community events and service programs offered by Mercy Housing, but also volunteering to

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Mercy Housing Resident Emma and her children cooking together

Our first-ever Virtual Power of Home Fundraiser hosted on October 1, 2020 was a success! Together, we raised over $300K and counting for our essential Resident Services programming. Thanks to our community of loyal donors and supporters, virtual table hosts, event sponsors, board members and staff for making this a most memorable event. A special

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Construction site for MLK Senior housing

We are excited to announce that construction on Mercy Housing Northwest’s MLK Senior Housing in Tacoma, WA started in September! We thank our partners, SMR Architects and Walsh Construction company for their support. Partnerships make positive community impact like this possible. The Hilltop Neighborhood This will be Mercy Housing’s fifth property in the Hilltop neighborhood.

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