Mercy Housing California

Mercy Housing California (MHC) is the largest regional division of Mercy Housing, Inc., with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. MHC has developed and operates 134 affordable communities with more than 9,190 homes serving lower-income seniors, families, and people who have experienced homelessness.

Mercy Housing California remains committed to changing lives and revitalizing neighborhoods by providing quality, service-enriched housing.


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The Problem

$71,805 Average California Household Income
$17,448 Average Mercy Housing California Resident Income

Our Impact

146 Rental Properties
20,424  People Served

Hope through Development

Mercy Housing California improves the lives of thousands of residents through the development of affordable housing. Our experienced development staff recognizes possibilities and creates new opportunities where none are obvious, and our development expertise covers the full spectrum of housing solutions including:

  • Multifamily rental homes
  • High-rise, mixed-use properties
  • Supportive, single-room occupancy housing for formerly homeless individuals
  • Preservation and rehabilitation developments

COVID-19 is changing everything. Seniors and families need your helpWhile there has been a generous outpouring from our supporters to supply essential items, the best way you can help us serve our residents during this unprecedented crisis is with a financial contribution.  We can then allocate your donation for food and supplies where the need is greatest, with onsite Property Management and Resident Services staff following COVID-19 safety protocols to acquire and distribute food and other essential items.

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Donate to Mercy Housing California

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!


News Feed

Joshua Bamberger, MD, Mercy Housing, Homelessness, Health and Housing
Top 7 Health Problems of the Homeless

Dr. Joshua Bamberger, who specializes in treating people who are homeless, writes about the most common chronic health problems he sees in his patients, and how they need housing in order to manage their conditions.

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Mercy Housing has refined the motel-conversion model with our recently completed community, Courtyard on Orange Grove
The Courtyards on Orange Grove

Converting older, deteriorating motels into housing for the homeless can be a gamble with limited wins. However, with sound planning and strategic implementation, easing California’s long-term homelessness crisis using similar strategies is doable, especially now, in light of recently approved state funding to help tackle the issue. This April, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled Project Roomkey,

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Maria pictured here with her mother and two brothers in their Mercy Housing home in L.A.
The Next Generation of Leaders

Mercy Housing provides quality, evidence-based Out of School Time (OST) programming for hundreds of youth in California communities. The goal of OST is to supplement young residents’ educational and social-emotional learning to help them lay a strong foundation for academic and life success. While originally attended primarily by K-5th grade residents, these programs have expanded

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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 9,000 homes where more than 17,000 Californians will sleep tonight. We hope you’ll join us in building the next one.

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