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Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion with a patchwork Mercy Housing heart logo
Feb 19

Get REDI

When you support Mercy Housing, you are taking an active role in the notion that housing justice is social justice. Our organization has a longstanding commitment to foster racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI). Providing fair housing where anyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or age is treated with respect, justice, and mercy is at

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We could not have gotten through 2020 without the dedication of supporters like you. You helped us find solutions to unprecedented challenges. When we work together, any hurdle can be overcome with compassion and optimism. Even with the country’s COVID surge late in the year, we kept cases low, to less than 1% of all

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A mom and her children wearing festive outfits and masks deliver food to residents

Thanks to you, thousands of people with low incomes had a home this holiday season. The families, veterans, seniors, and people with special needs that call Mercy Housing home, also had meaningful supportive resources to help them get through this difficult time. Thank you for helping to ensure that residents had a COVID-safe holiday season

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Residents with heart art displays at Lincoln Way

February is Heart Health Month, and at our communities across the Northwest region, our Resident Services team came up with creative activities to keep MHNW residents informed about ways to maintain a healthy and happy heart. At our Lincoln Way community in Lynnwood, youth residents learned all about physical and emotional heart health in a

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Outdoor virtual dance class at Gardner House

Virtual Creative Dance class has been in session at Mercy Housing Northwest’s Gardner House community in south Seattle. This weekly program began in August of last year and is led by Zoë, the Youth Initiatives & School Liaison at Gardner House. It’s been quite a success, expanding to four additional MHNW communities across Washington. Zoë connected with

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affordable housing

On December 27, Congress passed $900 billion in COVID-19 pandemic relief and $1.4 trillion in government funding through 2021. This included a big win for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC). What’s LIHTC? It’s the lifeblood of affordable housing — pronounced ‘lie-tech.’  Created in 1986 by the Reagan Administration, LIHTC is a vital funding source

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Mercy Housing was awarded a substantial grant from Colorado Access which will aid in our health navigation initiatives

Have you heard the term ‘health navigation?’ You’re not alone if the answer is ‘no.’ Although our repertoire of health-related terms and definitions has certainly grown during COVID, health navigation is often not one covered in mainstream news. However, it plays a critical role in the work of many healthcare organizations and the Mercy Housing

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Ellis, Mercy Housing Mountain Plains resident shares his advice about quitting smoking.

Each new year brings the prospect of a fresh start. Many of us use this time as an opportunity to refocus, reset, and look for ways to improve ourselves both personally and professionally. As 2021 begins, many will embark on a journey toward tobacco independence with the goal to quit or reduce tobacco use. Ellis

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Patti (left) with her daughter in 2019.

With a grim prognosis from her doctor, Patti knew she needed to make a major life change. Having smoked cigarettes for the past 28 years, she was faced with a dire health crisis. Patti moved to Denver from Louisiana two years ago to be close to her daughter. While putting down roots in a new

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Capitol Park Hotel

Mercy Housing California begins conversion of historic hotel into affordable apartments for people who are homeless. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Construction on the former Capitol Park Hotel, located at 1125 9th Street in the city’s downtown core, will transform the building into permanent supportive housing for individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Mercy Housing’s team of contractors and

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