Mercy Housing California

Together, we have what it takes to build a healthier, housed California. 

At Mercy Housing California, we develop and operate affordable, service-enriched housing that changes the lives of families, seniors, and people who have been homeless. We work with public and private partners throughout the state to help keep the most vulnerable in our communities stably housed and prevent homelessness. From construction to community development, we advance innovative solutions to meet the scale and urgency of California’s housing crisis.

Mercy Housing California (MHC) is headquartered in San Francisco, with regional offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles. We are the largest regional division of Mercy Housing, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developer. Mercy Housing California partners with Mercy Housing Management Group as the management agent for our California communities. 

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The Problem

$80,440 Average California Household Income
$28,615 Average Mercy Housing California Resident Income

Our Impact

155 Rental Properties
20,166 Current Residents

Service-Enriched Housing

 

Home is just the beginning at Mercy Housing California. We believe that fostering healthy communities starts with giving residents the tools they need to build towards their dreams. Our free, onsite resident services include health and wellness programs, after-school enrichment, financial stability resources and community empowerment opportunities.

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Tackling California’s Homelessness Crisis

Homelessness is not inevitable, and we share the goal of making it rare, brief, and non-recurring. Mercy Housing California is all in on solutions that get people off the streets and prevent low-wage renters from joining their ranks. That means more permanent supportive housing, and expanded access to quality, affordable homes.

Research by UC Berkeley has found that our new Tahanan Supportive Housing community, developed in partnership with Tipping Point Community and the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund, represents a breakthrough model to help our state build affordable homes. Tahanan was constructed in half the time and for 30% less cost than comparable developments.

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Sunnydale HOPE SF

San Francisco is one of the world’s greatest cities, with beautiful neighborhoods and a vibrant economy. But residents of Sunnydale, a public housing community in the southeastern part of the city, haven’t felt the benefits of their city’s prosperity. These 1,700 neighborhood residents have joined with Mercy Housing California and our partners to advance Sunnydale HOPE SF, an ambitious initiative designed to improve the quality of life for current and future residents of all ages.

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We are proud to serve our residents and California communities through the development of affordable housing and resident services. Donate today to help us continue our mission!

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New Homes for Californians in 2022

Mercy Housing California is proud to play an active role in addressing our state’s shortage of affordable housing. Check out the new communities we started and finished in 2022, bringing new, service-enriched homes to these great neighborhoods around the state: WHERE WE BROKE GROUND Southern California Heritage Gardens, 68 homes for seniors in Long Beach

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Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, Mercy Housing California Celebrate the Start of Construction of a New Senior Affordable Community, Villa St. Joseph

Contact: Rosalyn Sternberg, rosalyn.sternberg@mercyhousing.org ORANGE: On November 29, longtime partners Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and Mercy Housing California (MHC) celebrated the upcoming start of construction at Villa St. Joseph, a new affordable housing community that will provide 50 homes for low-income seniors aged 62 and over, including 18 homes reserved for formerly homeless

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Do Resident Services Work? They Do -Take Sarah’s Word for It!

Mercy Housing’s Resident Services programs are all about equipping residents with the best tools to change their own lives. Just ask Sarah Peralta, a 17-year Mercy Housing California (MHC) employee and Senior Resident Services Coordinator at two affordable communities in Folsom, California (pictured above, front row, second to left). “I always tell residents and partners

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MHC has a variety of resources to share. From recent developments to modular construction, we encourage you to explore our publications to learn more about our approach to building, supporting, and improving communities.

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Partner With Us.

Regardless of the scale and population served, each Mercy Housing community is built with an unwavering commitment to dynamic partnerships, creative vision and extensive community planning. We understand that the heart of a new community is built over time through the early and consistent engagement of community members. Mercy Housing’s development team is skilled at creating dynamic and informed relationships with the local community – relationships that lead to comprehensive design and a prioritization of community needs.

Together with its partners, Mercy Housing California has developed over 10,000 homes where more than 20,000 Californians will sleep tonight. We hope you’ll join us in building the next one.

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