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A message from Joe Thompson, President of Mercy Housing Northwest 2020 was an immensely challenging year for everyone. A year of isolation and insecurity driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and compounded by one thing held in common with each year that came before: disproportionate impacts on communities of color and deepening hardships for those already

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Allison and Mark holding hands and walking

At this year’s Power of Home Event, we introduced you to Allison and Mark, Mercy Housing Northwest residents who moved to Mercy Othello Plaza when it opened in 2017. They have since been very active residents, not only attending the majority of community events and service programs offered by Mercy Housing, but also volunteering to

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Mercy Housing Resident Emma and her children cooking together

Our first-ever Virtual Power of Home Fundraiser hosted on October 1, 2020 was a success! Together, we raised over $300K and counting for our essential Resident Services programming. Thanks to our community of loyal donors and supporters, virtual table hosts, event sponsors, board members and staff for making this a most memorable event. A special

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Construction site for MLK Senior housing

We are excited to announce that construction on Mercy Housing Northwest’s MLK Senior Housing in Tacoma, WA started in September! We thank our partners, SMR Architects and Walsh Construction company for their support. Partnerships make positive community impact like this possible. The Hilltop Neighborhood This will be Mercy Housing’s fifth property in the Hilltop neighborhood.

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2020 has been a big year for our NE Seattle development, Mercy Magnuson Place! This Mercy Housing Northwest family housing development has earned a number of awards thanks to residents, staff, volunteers, and partners: 2020 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Historic Preservation Award Affordable Housing Finance 2020 Readers Choice Best Historic Rehabilitation Award 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2020 Contact: Kate Peterson | 303.830.3443 | kpeterson@mercyhousing.org 26th Annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award recognizes best in affordable housing Washington, D.C. – The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) today announced that two Mercy Housing Northwest developments in Seattle are recipients of the Charles L. Edson Tax

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Joe Thompson | President, Mercy Housing Northwest

Dear Friends of Mercy Housing Northwest, I am happy to have this opportunity to greet you as Mercy Housing Northwest’s new President, and I am excited to serve residents, staff, volunteers, and all of our partners that have come together to create vibrant, healthy communities throughout Washington and Idaho. Our national organization has new leadership

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Family receiving meal delivery from Mercy Housing Northwest

As the reality of the coronavirus pandemic found its way throughout the Pacific Northwest, Mercy Housing Northwest was rapidly pivoting and learning so much about what it meant for the communities we serve. As a housing organization, shelter-in-place took on new resonance. Resident Services staff have always made it a priority to build strong, lasting

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We are pleased to share with you our new 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. With this five-year plan, we continue our commitment to residents. Mercy Housing’s North Star is defined by positive impact in the lives of residents, starting with but extending beyond housing. We owe it to residents, the guiding light of the organization, to enhance our

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I am very pleased to announce that Ismael Guerrero has assumed his role as Mercy Housing’s President and CEO, effective today. As way of introduction, I invite you to watch the short video below: After an exhaustive national search, we knew that there was no better person to lead Mercy Housing than Ismael. His visionary

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