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. 

California Department of Real Estate Corporation License #01191816

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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!


News Feed

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New Supportive Housing Development Breaks Ground in San Francisco’s SoMa Neighborhood

For Immediate Release September 9, 2022 Contact: Rosalyn Sternberg | 415.355.7157 | Enterprise Community Partners, Fannie Mae, Chase, and the City and County of San Francisco announce groundbreaking of 7th and Brannan, a 221-home affordable community from Mercy Housing California, financed through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. SAN FRANCISCO – Today, Enterprise Community Partners

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California Celebrates Another Sunny Summer of Camp Mercy

On the day Camp Mercy was scheduled to end at Caroline Severance Manor in Los Angeles this summer, the campers weren’t having it. “We were technically scheduled to wrap up our summer camp programming earlier,” said Albert Mendez, Resident Services Coordinator. “But school hadn’t started yet, the kids all wanted to keep going, and everyone

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Breaking Ground at Star View Court, New 138-Home Affordable Family Community on Treasure Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2022 Contact: Rosalyn Sternberg, Communications Manager at Mercy Housing California, 415-355-7157, Liza Cardinal Hand, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Catholic Charities of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties, 503-621-8024, TREASURE ISLAND, SAN FRANCISCO: Residents of Treasure Island and affordable housing stakeholders celebrated the groundbreaking of Star View

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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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