Mercy Housing Northwest Celebrates Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Community in Southeast Seattle
New family affordable housing property welcomes residents to their new homes in Othello.
(SEATTLE, WA) –- (RealEstateRama) — Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW), a non-profit affordable housing provider, announces the grand opening of its newest property, Mercy Othello Plaza, on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Special guests presiding over the ribbon cutting ceremony include Dep. Mayor Hyeok Kim, County Executive Dow Constantine, Wayne Lau of Rainier Valley Community Development Fund and Mona Lee of Othello Park Alliance. Together with Mercy Housing board and staff, they are joined by new residents of Mercy Othello Plaza, partners/funders and members of the Othello neighborhood.
Mercy Othello Plaza is situated in the heart of the Rainier valley in southeast Seattle. The lottery for applications to Mercy Othello Plaza drew substantial media attention earlier this year. MHNW opened applications for 3 weeks in January and received more than 2,000 completed applications.
Located just a half block from the Othello LINK light rail station, this transit-oriented development improves access for families to local schools, jobs and neighborhood services. The property is also steps away from many immigrant-owned businesses, providing residents easy access to retail shops and restaurants.
The property offers 108 energy efficient apartments that are affordable to individuals and working families earning $18,000-$55,000 annually. The ground floor also serves as the new headquarters for MHNW, with 7,500 square feet of office space.
The building includes a 2,000 square foot community center for resident services programming offered to both residents and the community at-large. MHNW is providing a wide variety of onsite supportive services and activities to engage residents of Mercy Othello Plaza and help them thrive in their community. Full time bi-lingual staff are onsite to coordinate services programming, including health and wellness activities, an after-school homework club, and financial literacy classes. The surrounding community is also able to benefit from program services provided at Mercy Othello Plaza.