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

2018 California's Impact Report

The Impact You’ve Made

On behalf of the staff and Board of Mercy Housing California , we want to thank all of our supporters
for your help in creating more housing opportunities for lower-income Californians. From Woodland and Roseville in the Sacramento Valley to Los Angeles and San Francisco, Mercy Housing California completed 346 new homes and acquired 138 homes in 2018. We also continued to renovate our existing portfolio of 9,190 homes around the state to ensure that they remain community resources for many years to come.

Read the full 2018 Impact Report

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

Facebook donates $25 million to build Bay Area teacher housing

In Facebook’s biggest contribution yet toward solving the Bay Area’s housing shortage, the tech giant on Thursday said it will donate $25 million to build up to 120 apartments for peninsula teachers. Facebook has joined forces with several local public agencies to test an experimental plan, Mercy Housing and Abode Communities will develop the project.

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MHC resident at 7th and H
Mercy Housing California Pipeline: Ending Homelessness with 710 New Homes

Permanent supportive housing (PSH) combines affordable housing and supportive services designed to meet the unique and heightened needs of the most vulnerable: people that have experienced chronic homelessness, individuals struggling with mental health and/or addiction, and those with other barriers to housing. According to the Corporation for Supportive Housing, studies in six different states and

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Erika Villablanca, MHC Developer
Developer Spotlight Erika Villablanca: Associate Director of Real Estate

Born in a small town in Nicaragua, Erika, her mother, and siblings were forced to flee their home country after the outbreak of civil war in the 1970s. Her mother was fearful that her two teenage sons would be taken by the government or by the rebels to fight in the conflict. The family flew

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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.

Check out our recent publications

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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