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

$87,877 Income needed to afford a 2-bedroom market-rate apartment
$19,922 Average income of Mercy Housing California households

Our Impact

11,322 Apartment homes across California
20,492 People live in an affordable Mercy Housing California community

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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Painting Away the Blues: Art Therapy’s Role in Mental Health Healing

If you were given a blank canvas and a drawer full of colored pencils and paints, what would you make? Would you use all the colors? Or stick to just a few? For senior residents at Linbrook Court in Anaheim, California, art has become a way for them to express their thoughts and feelings. It

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New Residents Celebrate Permanent Homes and Supportive Services at 6th Street Place Dedication

Built using modular construction technology, the new Skid Row-area permanent supportive housing community provides 93 affordable homes for people experiencing homelessness, as well as free onsite services designed to promote stability and wellness. At the Corner of Sixth and San Julian Streets  Officials, residents, and many valued community partners gathered with nonprofit affordable housing developer

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Recognizing Sister Diane: Shining a Light on her Dedication for Catholic Sisters Week

“We should all be shining lamps, giving light to those around us.” – Catherine McAuley, Foundress of The Sisters of Mercy The Sisters of Mercy founded Mercy Housing in 1981. With the vision of providing affordable housing with Resident Services to people with low incomes, these visionary Sisters laid the foundation for Mercy Housing to

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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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