In The News

At Mercy Housing, we don’t like saying ‘poor,’ but know it’s how many people refer to people earning extremely low incomes, or the ‘working poor.’ The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the working poor are people who “spend 27 weeks or more per year working or looking for work but their incomes are below

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Rendering of building with text We Broke Ground! MLK Senior Housing Opening 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: About MLK Senior Housing The development offers 60 affordable apartments for seniors, with onsite community

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Aerial shot of Gardner House mural

There are a lot of rumors and misinformation about affordable housing. The term “projects” has been unfairly used to stigmatize subsidized housing too. This all comes from misunderstandings about what affordable housing truly is, and how it affects neighborhoods. The research is clear — affordable housing is good for neighborhoods, and here are seven ways

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The notion that housing justice is social justice, is at the heart of Mercy Housing’s work. Without a stable place to call home, it’s near impossible to pursue a healthy, prosperous life. Here are three questions that put the importance of housing into perspective: 1. Where can a full-time minimum wage earner afford a home in

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A message from Joe Thompson, President of Mercy Housing Northwest 2020 was an immensely challenging year for everyone. A year of isolation and insecurity driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and compounded by one thing held in common with each year that came before: disproportionate impacts on communities of color and deepening hardships for those already

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Generational poverty is heartbreaking, but breaking the cycle of poverty is possible. Dedicated communities and people like you can make a difference. What is the Cycle of Poverty? The vicious cycle of poverty, also known as generational poverty is understood by experts to be when at least two generations of a family are below the

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A Letter from Mercy Housing’s President & CEO — Ismael Guerrero Mercy Housing is an organization committed to social justice. We do not believe our mission allows us to sit quietly during times of unrest and change, anger and hope. We stand by our Core Values of Respect, Justice, and Mercy. We respect the right

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Live in Hope

That was a tough year! But thanks to all our supporters, Mercy Housing was able to help thousands of families living with low incomes through 2020. We share these highlights as a thank you to residents, partners, volunteers, and staff for all your dedication and hard work. In 2020, Mercy Housing: Opened 6 new communities,

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Thank-uary

We are so excited to ring in 2021 with you and for the prospect of sharing a fresh start and new beginnings! Before we look forward, however, we want to take a moment to reflect on the past year. So many of us were forced to navigate through unexpected challenges and hardships, as individuals, in

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release:  December 1, 2020 Contact:  Kate Peterson | 303.830.3443 |  kpeterson@mercyhousing.org Clare Gardens and Grace Apartments—Mercy Housing communities—have been re-syndicated, preserving 181 homes for generations to come. DENVER— The economic fallout from the pandemic continues to strain people’s ability to afford housing, especially those living with low incomes. While residential real

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