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Public Housing

Conventional Public Housing Program

The Conventional Public Housing Program provides rental assistance to low and moderate-income families and individuals. The Housing Authority of the County of Merced (Housing Authority) owns and manages 421 public housing units consist of a variety of apartments, duplexes and single-family homes Participation in the Public Housing Program requires that a pre-application be submitted to determine eligibility for the program.

The Housing Authority uses income limits developed and set by HUD for the county that is used when determining family eligibility for rental assistance

Director of Housing Programs
Blanca Arrate

Main Office Phone: (209) 722-3501
Fax No.: (209) 722-8954

The Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed. The waiting lists for Public Housing & Project Based voucher will remain open until further notice.

Please visit the Public Notice section for more information.

Once you are on the Waiting List, it is important to notify the Housing of any contact information changes, failure to do so may result if removal from the waiting list.

The Authority is unable to estimate how long you will have to wait for assistance due to the length of the Waiting List.