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Joe Thompson | President, Mercy Housing Northwest

Dear Friends of Mercy Housing Northwest, I am happy to have this opportunity to greet you as Mercy Housing Northwest’s new President, and I am excited to serve residents, staff, volunteers, and all of our partners that have come together to create vibrant, healthy communities throughout Washington and Idaho. Our national organization has new leadership

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COVID Response: From Emergency to Recovery and Resilience

As the reality of the coronavirus pandemic found its way throughout the Pacific Northwest, Mercy Housing Northwest was rapidly pivoting and learning so much about what it meant for the communities we serve. As a housing organization, shelter-in-place took on new resonance. Resident Services staff have always made it a priority to build strong, lasting

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We are pleased to share with you our new 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. With this five-year plan, we continue our commitment to residents. Mercy Housing’s North Star is defined by positive impact in the lives of residents, starting with but extending beyond housing. We owe it to residents, the guiding light of the organization, to enhance our

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I am very pleased to announce that Ismael Guerrero has assumed his role as Mercy Housing’s President and CEO, effective today. As way of introduction, I invite you to watch the short video below: After an exhaustive national search, we knew that there was no better person to lead Mercy Housing than Ismael. His visionary

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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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