Mercy Housing Northwest

Mercy Housing Northwest owns and operates 52 properties throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, providing over 5,000 families and seniors an affordable place to call home. We believe a person’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

309,213 Shortage of affordable homes in the region
$17,636 Average income of Mercy Housing Northwest households

Our Impact

2,931 Affordable homes across the region
5,334 People live in an affordable Mercy Housing Northwest community

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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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!


News Feed

Improving My Health

Mercy Housing Northwest partners with the YMCA to offer a Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program. I joined the program after some of my neighbors mentioned how much of a difference the program made in their lives. I desperately needed a change. For my health and my life, I decided to join. Before joining, I found myself

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At 74, Sandra Gets Her Power Back

We didn’t think twice when Mercy Housing Northwest resident, Sandra asked if she could share a story about how a community partnership has impacted her life. We are honored with the opportunity to now share this story with you. “My name is Sandra. I am 74 years old. I live in New Tacoma Senior Apartments

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Breaking Ground in SeaTac

In partnership with Sound Transit, the Amazon Housing Equity Fund, and The Arc of King County, Mercy Housing Northwest broke ground on our sixth equitable transit-oriented development in December. Mercy Angle Lake Family Housing will showcase 130 new affordable, energy-efficient homes, with dedicated residences reserved for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The community offers

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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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