Mercy Housing Northwest

Mercy Housing Northwest owns and operates 54 properties throughout Washington and Idaho, providing over 5,000 families and seniors a place to call home at below-market rent. We believe a family or senior’s lack of financial resources should not determine their ability to access high quality and safe affordable housing. Beyond housing, we provide onsite resident services that focus on five key program areas – housing stability, health and wellness, community engagement, education and financial well-being. Providing these critical programs right where residents live ensures that home is a platform for kids to thrive in school, for families to improve their financial stability, and for residents to have greater knowledge and access to improve their health and wellness. When combined with the stability, security, and pride of having a place to call home, these services help Mercy Housing Northwest residents work toward self-sufficiency and break the cycle of poverty.


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The Problem

$49,177 Average Household Income
$20,900 Average Mercy Housing Resident Income

Our Impact

54 Properties
2,269 People Served in 2018

About Mercy Housing Northwest

Mercy Housing is creating stable, vibrant and healthy communities for its residents. We build homes, transform lives and help families, individuals and seniors become self-sufficient by providing permanent housing with supportive services for our families. We’ve helped over 100 families build and purchase their own homes.

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Our Roots

Mercy Housing Northwest is grounded in the commitment of our five founding communities to address the housing needs of low-income individuals and families. Representatives of the five communities (Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Sisters of Providence, Dominican Sisters of Tacoma and Dominican Sisters of Adrian) sit on Mercy Housing Northwest’s Board of Directors and keep the organization focused on its mission and values.

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Resident Services

Providing a home that families and individuals can afford is a valuable service. Some households need more. And we provide it. We call this coordination of housing and services “Service-Enriched Housing.”

What does Resident Services or Service-Enriched housing mean?

  • After school tutoring & homework club for students
  • Exercise, health and wellness opportunities
  • Nutrition workshops and healthy cooking classes
  • Tax prep and EITC assistance
  • Emergency food assistance
  • ESL & employment coaching

The goal of Service-Enriched Housing is to help families achieve stability and then to enhance that stability. It is stability that can be the greatest preventative measure to help families avoid homelessness. We accomplish this through dedicated and highly-motivated staff, extensive community partnerships, and a focus on programs that contribute to resident success and outcomes that can be measured.

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The Impact You’ve Made

At Mercy Housing Northwest, we believe that a lack of financial resources should not determine someone’s ability to access stable, affordable housing. In 2018, you supported us as we moved closer than ever to this vision by embracing three main opportunities — creating space for families in Seattle; making a significant dent in family homelessness; and making our communities more equitable.

Read the full 2018 Impact Report

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We are proud to serve our residents and Northwest communities through the development of affordable housing and resident services. Donate today to help us continue our mission!


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Magnuson Park Food Pantry Volunteers
Pop-Up Pantry Combats Seattle’s Food Desert at Magnuson Park

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.
Resident Translators Create Welcoming Community for All

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
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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Mercy Housing Northwest owns and operates 59 properties throughout 22 counties in Washington and Idaho, providing 5,500 economically poor children and families a place to call home. We’ve also helped over 100 families build and purchase their own homes.

We hope you’ll join us in building the next one.

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