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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2020 SEATTLE – Four affordable housing developers – Bellwether Housing, Capitol Hill Housing, Mercy Housing Northwest and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority – are joining forces, backed by Bank of America, to support local restaurant owners and residents of affordable housing communities who have been impacted by

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Rendering of 6600 Roosevelt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE — Bellwether Housing and Mercy Housing Northwest will break ground this week on Cedar Crossing, a new 254-apartment affordable housing development at 6600 Roosevelt Way NE. Cedar Crossing, slated for completion in 2022, includes innovative community partnerships with Sound Transit, Mary’s Place, Seattle Children’s Hospital and El Centro de la Raza.

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Resident Service staff smilling in masks behind food tables

The generosity and spirit of community is alive and well at Mercy Magnuson Place in Seattle. In Spring of 2019, Mercy Housing Northwest opened the doors to Mercy Magnuson Place, providing 148 affordable homes on the Magnuson Park campus. Access to healthy food and essentials for families with limited incomes was a main concern among

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Bill Rumpf retires from Mercy Housing Northwest, paving the way for Joe Thompson to lead the Seattle-based affordable housing nonprofit that serves over 5,600 residents. PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: April 29, 2020 Contact: Kate Peterson | 303.830.3443 | kpeterson@mercyhousing.org SEATTLE — Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW) names Joe Thompson, MSW as their new president, as

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Purpose-filled Quest to The Northwest

Mercy Housing Northwest’s five founding communities have a long, rich legacy in the Northwest. In most cases, the communities themselves had to find their way to the Northwest and to the housing ministry. Adrian Dominican Sisters Traces roots back to 1233 in Germany Came to Aberdeen, WA in 1890 to set up a hospital for

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Intercommunity Conference on Housing
Mar 25

A Bold Start

Many of the Sisters in the region had existing relationships because they attended the College of Sister Formation together. So when they arrived at the Intercommunity Conference on Housing in 1990, seeing the devastation that rising homelessness was doing to families at that time, their main question was: What can we do together about this?

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Mother and daughter at Mercy Othello Plaza

Thirty years ago, Mercy Housing Northwest’s founding communities in Washington State asked themselves, “Who is being stamped insignificant in our society? What can we do about it?” We focused on the increasing numbers of families with children who were homeless and their needs for affordable housing with services, including daycare, healthcare, education, job training, and

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Magnuson Park Food Pantry Volunteers

In Spring of 2019, Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW) opened the doors to our newest community, Mercy Magnuson Place, providing 148 affordable homes on the Magnuson Park campus. The building offers an onsite health clinic, childcare center, and resident services programming – all critical to residents’ success and stability. However, MHNW knew that Magnuson Park was

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A group of residents using the headset translation devices.

This past year opened the door for new and innovative program services for residents at Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW) communities. One such program that was introduced in early 2019 is the Language Liaison Program. In response to an organization-wide effort to ensure our affordable housing work addresses racial inequity, the Resident Services staff launched the

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Expanding south to Vancouver, WA

Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW) is launching a new partnership with PeaceHealth and expanding our reach down south with a brand new project in Vancouver, WA. Communities are in dire need of affordable housing, with a third of low-wage working households spending more than half of their incomes on housing costs. We will create 70 affordable

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