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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New Homes for Californians in 2023

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 2023, bringing new, service-enriched homes to these great neighborhoods around the state: WHERE WE BROKE GROUND IN 2023 We started construction on six new affordable communities throughout

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Measure ULA Moves Forward, Freeing Up Funds For Affordable Housing In Los Angeles

Although residents of Los Angeles approved Measure ULA last year by a majority of voters in the City of Los Angeles, the city has not yet begun to experience the full benefit of the new tax revenue because of a lawsuit. The policy cleared an important hurdle in September, when a judge dismissed a lawsuit

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State Bill 4 Paves the Way for More Affordable Housing in California

Mercy Housing has a long history of partnering with faith-based organizations to convert their land into affordable housing communities. An exciting new law, the Affordable Housing on Faith Lands Act, will make this kind of partnership even more effective in 2024. Thanks to the hard work of affordable housing advocates, California Governor Newsom signed a

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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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