Today, I am reflecting on gratitude. In 2019, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Power of Home Breakfast. We spotlighted our commitment as a housing agency to promoting educational access and success, and critically evaluating our role in racial equity. More than 600 members of the community attended. We thank all who have supported us and the residents, whether it was with a generous contribution, time spent volunteering at one of our communities, or connecting us to a resource. This work does not happen without you.
When Mercy Housing Northwest celebrates the Power of Home this fall, I will be an enthusiastic supporter, sitting in the audience, because I am retiring this summer. It’s been an honor to serve as the Mercy Housing Northwest president these last 10 years. I’m so proud of the family housing boom we are helping to create in Seattle. I’ve been inspired by the Sisters’ founding vision of combining high-quality housing and services to create healthy, thriving communities.
You support us as we listen to residents and respond with better design of our new housing communities, creative and culturally responsive programming, and more thoughtful partnerships to make sure residents have all they need to dream big. At so many of our communities, we see children grow up, and we know how important it is for families to have opportunities to achieve their goals.
As you read this Impact Report, residents and staff continue to work side-by-side with the community, as residents move into newly built homes to foster food access and remote learning, and to make it possible for families and seniors to stay healthy amidst unpredictable times.
We invite you to reflect on all of the accomplishments that you’ve made possible with your support.
Live in Hope,
President, Mercy Housing Northwest