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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

“Once on the Waiting List, it is important that any changes of address, income or family composition is done through the Authority Online Portal.  Failure to do so may result in removal from the Waiting List.”

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) PIH Notices – COVID-19 Statutory & Regulatory Waivers and Alternative Requirements

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued additional PIH notices pertaining to COVID-19 waivers. This notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded.

Pursuant to the authority provided under the CARES Act, HUD is waiving and establishing alternative requirements for numerous statutory and regulatory requirements for the Public Housing (PH) Program and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. These waivers provide administrative flexibility and relief to PHAs in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.

In accordance with the notice, the Authority is making available the waivers that we will adopt at this time.  Please find below a link to the PIH Notices as well as the list of waivers that the Authority has adopted