Mercy Housing Northwest - Washington
Mercy Housing is creating stable, vibrant and healthy communities for Washington State 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.
In 1991, five women’s religious communities based in Washington State gathered to envision how to address the current needs of low-income individuals and families. With this in mind, the sisters set a goal to provide well managed, affordable housing by coming together: the Tacoma Dominicans; the Adrian (Edmonds) Dominicans; the Sisters of Providence; the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace; and the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary joined forces to ultimately establish Mercy Housing. Since then, Mercy Housing owns and operates 45 properties throughout 16 counties, providing 4,000 economically poor children and families a place to call home.
Our accomplishments and accolades include:
- Recognized by Bank of America as one of two Washington Neighborhood Builders in 2007.
- Awarded 1st Place in Property and Asset Management by Enterprise, at the MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing.
- Honored as Friend of Housing Award in 2005 by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission for preserving rural affordable housing, the largest rural acquisition in the U.S. to date.