The City of Merced Housing Division oversees several grants to help improve the housing quality within the City of Merced.  In addition, mini-grants are provided annually to those non-profit organizations that provide programs pertaining to the Housing Division's Annual Report Goals.

Our Primary Funding is from the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Funds.  The Housing Division administers CDBG and HOME funds in order to increase the supply of safe, decent, and affordable housing.  These programs can include first-time buyer housing purchase or rehabilitation loans to local residents.

The Housing Division is also involved in community development and neighborhood revitalization. HOME funds can only be used for housing activities, while CDBG can be used for broader community development purposes within established guidelines. Community Activities selected are designed to reflect Annual Plan Goals and may include public service, neighborhood restoration, and renovation.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resources:

2020-2024 HUD Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan Meetings & Hearings

The City of Merced Housing Division is currently in the process of gathering public input towards our 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, Citizen Participation, and First-Year 2020 Annual Action Plan.  We are looking for your opinions and thoughts as it relates to fair housing choice and our community's funding needs.

Having already held focus group meetings in December, we will also be holding meetings regarding the 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) public services funding process for our First-Year Action Plan (see below under "Meetings" for dates and times).  The meetings will provide information and applications regarding public services grant funding and how to apply.

"Public Services" are programs and services provided by local non-profit community organizations that improve quality of life for the citizens of Merced.


Date & Time Location Special Notes

March 2, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Merced Civic Center

3rd Floor Conference Room

678 W. 18th Street, Merced

(note: take elevator or stairwell to third floor)

* For special accommodations or arrangements for interpretation services, please call the Housing Division at (209) 385-6863.

March 3, 2020

2:00 p.m. &

5:30 pm.


Date & Time Location Special Notes

Merced Civic Center
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
678 West 18th Street, Merced
Presentation of Funding Applications Received

May 4, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Merced Civic Center
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
678 West 18th Street, Merced
2020-24 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan Review/Approval and Opportunity for Public Comment

Please check the Navigation Menu under the"CDBG Application" for more information.

Housing Successor Report

City of Merced Budget

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