About Us

Merritt is a trusted non-profit syndicator, balancing mission-impact and investor returns.

Merritt: Casa Grande

Mission is at the core of everything we do

Merritt is California’s nonprofit funder of affordable housing and mission is at the core of everything we do. For more than 30 years we have been your trusted partner, investing more than $1 billion creating nearly 10,000 affordable homes across California. We are dedicated to working with mission-aligned developers and funders to make the most challenging affordable housing projects possible. We do this by offering terms that meet project needs today and foster preservation of affordability for tomorrow. Beyond investing in properties, Merritt dedicates ourselves to investing in the people and policies that shape the industry.

Marking Affordable Housing Possible

We are dedicated to working with mission-aligned developers and funders to make the most challenging affordable housing projects possible. We do this by offering terms that meet project needs today and foster preservation of affordability for tomorrow.

Merritt: Rowan
CA Map: Merritt is California’s nonprofit investor for tax credit equity and mission is at the core of everything we do.

Investing in people

Beyond investing in properties, Merritt invested in the talented people and effective policy needed to solve the state’s housing crisis. We proudly support programs across the state that foster diverse leaders and strive to create equity throughout the industry.

A Partner of The National Association of State and Local Equity Funds

Merritt is the west coast member of the The National Association of State and Local Equity Funds (NASLEF). Formed in 1994 to promote the efficient management of state and local equity funds, NASLEF’s mission is to promote a greater understanding of tax credit and other financing programs, to advocate for community development resources and to encourage the professional development of its member organizations. NASLEF members invest capital in strategic community endeavors, especially in underserved markets.

Merritt: Palisades