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Giving Thanks in Bellingham

Giving Thanks in Bellingham

Earlier this fall, MHNW welcomed residents to the newly opened Eleanor Apartments in Bellingham, Washington. Eighty senior residents have a new place to call home! Some were formerly homeless, making a home in their cars and even in the woods. Today, these seniors have a warm and safe place where they are able to build community. … Continue reading

Reynoldstown Receives Prestigious Award

Reynoldstown Receives Prestigious Award

It’s been less than a year since Reynoldstown Senior Residences opened its doors, and has already won a prestigious award! The community, 10 years in the making, hosted a grand opening in May, which was attended by the people who made the dream of Reynoldstown a reality: Mercy Housing supporters like you, elected officials, and … Continue reading

MEASURE H : HOPE FOR LA’S HOMELESS

MEASURE H : HOPE FOR LA’S HOMELESS

On March 7, Los Angeles voters passed Measure H—a companion measure to last Fall’s Proposition HHH. Part of the $355 million generated annually by Measure H’s quarter-cent tax hike will pay for services at the 10,000 permanent-supportive units slated to be built for LA’s chronically homeless population under Proposition HHH. Developers of those homes would … Continue reading

Letter from Doug Shoemaker

Dear Mercy Housing Supporter, Every time I sit down to write about the housing situation in our state and nation, I feel like I’m describing a scene in a Dickens novel. We have hit such a critical point in California with homelessness and housing insecurity that our work is on nearly everyone’s minds. That concern … Continue reading

Resident Leaders on a Path to Employment

Resident Leaders on a Path to Employment

Soon after Mercy Housing Northwest began providing Community Health Worker (CHW) services at seven properties in Seattle and South King County in 2014 they noticed an exciting trend. A number of participants in the health and wellness programs were encouraged to attend by emerging ‘resident leaders.’ These resident leaders are trusted voices in their communities … Continue reading