In The News

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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Father and son at MHNW Power of Home breakfast 2019

The 2019 10th Anniversary Power of Home Breakfast was a record-breaking event! This year’s event explored the importance of Housing as a platform for education and equity, with Keynote Speaker Clint Smith, Educator and Author of ‘Counting Descent’ and Co-host of the podcast, ‘Justice in America’. Having access to onsite after-school programs and educational resources

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Rolando G. Graduation Speech

Your support allows Mercy Housing residents to achieve greatness. A stable home and community made a monumental difference for Rolando, a Sterling Meadow’s resident. His inspirational graduation speech inspired us so much that we had to share it with you. As we enter a new school year, everyone at Mercy Housing is keeping Rolando’s words

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EPIC National Real Estate Practice partnered with Mercy Housing for the second year to offer college grants, supporting the bright futures for 14 students nationwide. Three youth residents in the Northwest were each awarded a $3,000 EPIC Educational Support Grant for their hard work and vision — Valentina, in Lynwood; Gerson, in Tacoma; and Esmeralda,

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Gerson, with MHNW property staff — Erin, Nicole and Isabel
Aug 14

Meet Gerson

For Gerson, an affordable place to live connected with educational support has played a transformative role in his life. A 2019 recipient of the EPIC Educational Support Grant, he shared how having encouragement at his Mercy Housing home in Tacoma to pursue his goals has been so meaningful. Gerson’s family has resided at Mercy Housing

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