Rendering of building with text We Broke Ground! MLK Senior Housing Opening Fall 2021

MLK Senior Housing to open Fall 2021

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we are thrilled to celebrate the groundbreaking of MLK Senior Housing, our newest affordable housing development in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, WA. Join us in celebration by watching our groundbreaking video:

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About MLK Senior Housing

  • The development offers 60 affordable apartments for seniors, with onsite community room and outdoor plaza for residents to gather and participate in Resident Services.
  • It will be the fifth Mercy Housing Northwest community in the Hilltop neighborhood, where we have been building affordable housing for over 15 years.
  • Located just blocks from two light rail stations and bus stops, the development will also be in close proximity to multiple healthcare facilities.
  • 20% of apartments are set aside for households with a disabled resident and one-third of the homes have a leasing preference for veterans. In Pierce County, 11% of residents are veterans, the highest density of veterans on the West Coast. In addition, nearly 30,000 of Pierce County veterans have a service-connected disability.

A very special thank you to our funders and partners who helped make this development possible:


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Tacoma Housing Authority logo Hilltop Action Coalition logo
National Equity Fund logo Washington State Housing Finance Commission logo
Washington State Department of Commerce logo
Pierce County Human Services logo Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority logo