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Closed three deals with our innovative California Land Acquisition Fund, bringing the speed and impact of private equity to affordable housing for the first time ever.


Welcomed hundreds of residents home to four new communities around the state: Heritage Gardens in Long Beach, Burbank Boulevard and 6th Street Place in Los Angeles, and The St. Clare at Capitol Park in Sacramento.


Named “Non-Profit Developer of the Year” by the San Francisco Business Times, in recognition of our innovative, mission-driven efforts to meet the scale and urgency of our state’s housing crisis.


Mercy Housing California

Mercy Housing California (MHC) is taking on the challenge of affordable housing shortages with innovative solutions that address the demand and urgency felt across the state. Our aim is to provide stable housing for low- and very low-income families, seniors, veterans, and adults exiting homelessness.

With the help and support of community partners, including service providers and healthcare agencies, MHC is bringing innovative affordable housing to communities most in need. Many residents receive free, onsite resident services programs to work toward their goals.

231 Grant in Palo Alto will provide 110 affordable homes specifically for teachers, school district staff, and their families.


By the Numbers

48% Families

34% Seniors

18% People with special needs







Meet Alaynai

Alaynai always dreamed of being a teacher. Growing up at Village Park in Sacramento, she was an active participant in the Out-of-School Time programming where she met a teacher who changed her life. “She was always the one who would help me with my homework and my favorite subjects were art and math, but I noticed how she treated people with kindness, dignity, and respect,” Alaynai explained.   

Since 2018, Mercy Housing has partnered with the National Real Estate Practice of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants to award educational grants that help recipients obtain their post-high school educational goals.

When there was a call for submissions for the EPIC Grant, and with a nudge from her dad, Alaynai applied. “I was thinking that I wasn’t going to get it,” she recalls, but much to her surprise, she learned that she was one of the winners. 

“I was shocked.”

A college sophomore, Alaynai is pursuing her longtime dream and studying to be an elementary school teacher. “I want to be there for little kids too. I want to leave my mark.” 


MHC Board of Directors

Julie Brandt

Brad Cox

Kay Fernandez-Smith

Christina Garcia

Jamarah Hayner

Phyllis Hughes, RSM

Ellen Jamason

Christopher Lee

David Levine

Kacey Lizon

Jennifer Keith

William Pavão

Guillermo Rodriguez

Janet Ruggiero

Dr. Monica Soni

Dr. Camilo Zaks

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