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Five Ways the Affordable Housing Crisis Affects Seniors
Every day, roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65, and by 2040, older adults are expected to make up more than 20 percent of the population. This demographic change has been dubbed “The Silver Tsunami.” As the affordable housing crisis continues nationwide, and in many places worsens, and as federal resources for senior housing continue to disappear, … Continue reading
Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:35:34 AM

5 Facts About the Housing Crisis that Sound too Absurd to be True
Millions of people nationwide struggle to pay their rent, and in many places only the privileged can afford to buy a home. When housing costs eat up most of a person’s paycheck, they often have to make sacrifices, foregoing healthcare, education, and sometimes even food. The nation’s lack of affordable housing perpetuates cycles of poverty … Continue reading
Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:04:23 PM

A New Year, A New You!
The new year has arrived, but it’s not too late to work on a new year’s resolution! Kathy, a Mercy Housing Northwest resident in Everett, has struggled with her weight for years. As she has gotten older, Kathy has been plagued by arthritis, diabetes, and a knee injury. Luckily, when MHNW’s Resident Services Coordinator (RSC), … Continue reading
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:49:23 AM

5 Facts About Hunger You Should Know
For a lot of us, the biggest stress around mealtime is deciding what to eat, never doubting that we will eat again. But for more than 42 million Americans, the next meal isn’t a sure thing. Because we live in one of the richest countries in the world, many Americans mistakenly believe that hunger isn’t a … Continue reading
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 4:58:34 PM

A Letter to Dr. Ben Carson from Jane Graf
Dear Dr. Carson, I would like to congratulate you on your recent nomination for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As the CEO of Mercy Housing, an affordable housing nonprofit with a 35-year history of developing, owning, and managing affordable housing across the United States, I have high hopes and expectations for … Continue reading
Friday, December 09, 2016 3:09:37 PM

A Personal “Thank You” Letter from Blanca, Mercy Housing Northwest Program Participant
Filed under: Newsletter, Northwest, Resident Services, Resident Stories
Thursday, December 08, 2016 12:07:11 PM

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