City of Merced<BR>News<BR>ReleaseCity of Merced
City of Merced
Merced Civic Center
678 West 18th Street
Merced, California 95340


Subject :Housing program funding available
Contact :Mike Conway    209-385-6232

First Time Home buyer and Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Funding Available

The City of Merced Housing Division has received a grant to assist first time home buyers with the purchase of their new home.  Qualified applicants may receive a loan for needed down payment, closing costs and gap financing.  A first time home buyer is an individual or family that has not owned a home within the last 3 years.  


Additionally, loans are available through this grant for the Home Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program.  This program is for current homeowners needing repairs.  Types of repairs include replacement of windows, roofs, sewer lines and flooring.  Approved applicants can receive up to $50,000 (based on available equity) to upgrade their homes. 


For details about the CalHome First Time Home Buyer or Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation programs, go to the City’s website at, call (209)385-6863 or visit the Housing Office on the Third Floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St.