Community Impact

Merritt does more than invest in properties; we invest in the state’s affordable housing industry. To that end, we dedicate a portion of our budget each year to activities supporting the industry’s future leaders, advocacy to improve the policy environment, and initiatives for tenants.

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.

Statewide Professional Development Programs

42 Merritt Scholars

$810,000 invested in California's affordable housing initiatives

Statewide Professional Development Programs

We proudly support housing programs across the state that foster diverse leaders and strives to create equity throughout the industry.
CCRH Internship Program
LISC Internship

$810,000 invested in California’s affordable housing initiatives

We partner with non-profit organizations like the California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH), LISC LA, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), San Diego Housing Federation, and Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH)

42 Merritt Scholars

Merritt awards scholarships to undergrad and graduate students at California State Universities to support students studying affordable housing, planning and policy.
BAHIP Year 3