Bill Rumpf

President, Mercy Housing Northwest


Bill Rumpf
Bill Rumpf comes to Mercy Housing with wide-ranging expertise and extensive experience in the affordable housing industry. He is responsible for leading Mercy Housing’s Northwest region encompassing the states of Washington and Idaho.

Rumpf came from the City of Seattle-Department of Housing where he served as deputy director for ten years. In that role, Rumpf directed the work of four senior managers in the areas of rental production and preservation, asset management, home repair and weatherization and internal corporate operations.  Rumpf also established innovative initiatives to house individuals who are homeless in permanent supportive housing.  During his tenure, the office financed affordable housing with total development costs of more than $600 million. 

Prior to that role, Rumpf was Chief Executive Officer at the California Housing Partnership Corporation.  There, Rumpf directed a technical assistance entity created by the state legislature.  His first affordable housing development role was as Housing Development Director for Catholic Charities of the San Francisco Archdiocese.  

Rumpf holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University.