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Mercy Housing Announces Partnership With Partnership for a Healthier America
Today, Mercy Housing announced a new partnership with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), an organization dedicated to solving the childhood obesity crisis. In partnering with PHA, Mercy Housing, the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing in the country, committed to employ active design strategies at 80 percent of its affordable housing communities. Active design … Continue reading
Friday, May 12, 2017 10:03:43 AM

A Note from Jennifer Truppa, Regional Director of Resident Services: The Power of Positivity
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Volunteering is a great way for seniors to stay involved, meet new people, and improve their health. The emotional benefits are often the first to come to mind: volunteering can lead to a sense of feeling useful, … Continue reading
Monday, May 01, 2017 1:30:02 PM

Philanthropist, Paul G. Allen pledges $30 million toward fighting homelessness in Seattle
During a live morning press conference held on Wednesday, April 26th at Mercy Othello Plaza Apartments, an exciting public-private partnership was revealed between the City of Seattle, philanthropist Paul G. Allen and Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW). MHNW is thrilled to announce that we will be developing a housing and family service center to serve homeless … Continue reading
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:48:36 PM

Welcome Home, Zenaida!
Zenaida was one of our first residents to move into her new home at Mercy Othello Plaza. She arrived within the first week of the property’s opening on March 27 and has been more than grateful for the opportunity to settle in her new home. Zenaida describes her touching story of finding an affordable home … Continue reading
Monday, April 24, 2017 3:27:29 PM

Why We Need the CDFI Fund
Last week, we saw the current administration’s first budget proposal, which calls for a $54 billion increase in military spending, funded by cuts to nonmilitary programs. The New York Times reported that, as part of these cuts, the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund (“the Fund”) will be “all but eliminated.” While it … Continue reading
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:22:50 PM

On March 7, Los Angeles voters passed Measure H—a companion measure to last Fall’s Proposition HHH. Part of the $355 million generated annually by Measure H’s quarter-cent tax hike will pay for services at the 10,000 permanent-supportive units slated to be built for LA’s chronically homeless population under Proposition HHH. Developers of those homes would … Continue reading
Monday, April 10, 2017 8:35:16 AM

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