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national-nightout

High above Gardner House, on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Hanford St. in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood, tents were aligned in rows. The smell of grilled hot dogs and hamburgers filled the air, while kids, parents, and residents congregated around tables, shared food, laughed, danced to the sounds of music, and

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It all began as a simple conversation. Ellie Griffin, Resident Services Coordinator at Sisters Villa, Eagle Senior Village, and 12th & River, was talking with Twila Dover, a local food bank representative, about a desire to address some of the food security challenges facing the senior residents who call the three communities, “home.” Not all

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Mercy-Greenbrae-Group

In July, Mercy Housing Northwest, in partnership with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, hosted the Mercy Greenbrae Sustainability Event, where attendees heard from industry experts and learned more about Passive House certification. Once completed, Mercy Greenbrae, which sits on the site of the former Marylhurst University, will feature a three-

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It was wonderful seeing so many friendly faces at this year’s Power of Home, our largest fundraiser of the year. Together we raised nearly $400,000 in support of MHNW’s Mercy Scholars program, which focuses on expanding our education work to every family community through onsite programming, services, and community partnerships. Emceed by Fox 13 and

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Spotlight Bellingham

Community Spotlight is a series highlighting some of the communities where Mercy Housing Northwest has a presence. In this series, we discuss how the affordability crisis is impacting each unique community and how Mercy Housing Northwest is working with partners to overcome the challenge. For this story, we interview Samya Lutz, Housing & Services Program

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Kidvantage

KidVantage, formerly Eastside Baby Corner, helps parents and caregivers access the resources they to help their kids grow, play, and learn. They do this by providing essential care, safety, and health goods for children who are experiencing the stresses of economic security, systemic inequities, or family disruption. Founded in 1990, KidVantage partners with more than

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Cookies

Sherry moved back to Seattle from Atlanta before the pandemic sent everyone home and remote work became our new reality. Working as a transportation shuttle driver at a local technology company, she returned to Seattle with hopes of being closer to her three children and seven grandkids. Rising Prices in Atlanta Force a Change   While

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Sisters Villa resident, Ms. Sandra’s social calendar fills up pretty quickly these days. Whether she is participating in one of the many Resident Services programs at this senior community located in Eagle, ID, baking her famous chocolate chip cookies, or enjoying lunch with friends, Ms. Sandra stays busy. And at 87 years old, she has

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Cedar Crossing

Solving the affordability crisis in the Pacific Northwest is a challenge too big for any one organization. It takes countless organizations, residents, neighborhoods, and levels of government to bring a community together and deliver on the promise of spaces where all are welcome. A neighborhood that rose to the challenge and welcomed an affordable housing

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From Boise to Bellingham, and from Bellingham to Portland, Mercy Housing Northwest has worked with invaluable partners who assist us in addressing food insecurity. Exiting the pandemic, Mercy Housing Northwest residents reported feeling more food secure. Several factors contributed to this, including the expansion of SNAP benefits, expansion of the child tax credit, bulk donations

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