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

Donate to Mercy Housing Northwest

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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News Feed

Housing is a Platform for Education and Equity

The 2019 10th Anniversary Power of Home Breakfast was a record-breaking event! This year’s event explored the importance of Housing as a platform for education and equity, with Keynote Speaker Clint Smith, Educator and Author of ‘Counting Descent’ and Co-host of the podcast, ‘Justice in America’. This year’s event featured the importance of Housing as

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Rolando G. Graduation Speech
“We, the kids and teens, will accomplish our goals!”

Your support allows Mercy Housing residents to achieve greatness. A stable home and community made a monumental difference for Rolando, a Sterling Meadow’s resident. His inspirational graduation speech inspired us so much that we had to share it with you. As we enter a new school year, everyone at Mercy Housing is keeping Rolando’s words

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Supporting Youth Residents’ Bright Futures

EPIC National Real Estate Practice partnered with Mercy Housing for the second year to offer college grants, supporting the bright futures for 14 students nationwide. Three youth residents in the Northwest were each awarded a $3,000 EPIC Educational Support Grant for their hard work and vision — Valentina, in Lynwood; Gerson, in Tacoma; and Esmeralda,

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Partner With Us.

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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