Merritt hosted our Partner’s Celebration event in person for the first time in three years!
Gathering to toast our friends and partners in person at Two Pitchers in Oakland made for a wonderful evening. Honoring our shared accomplishments from the last year and looking forward to our goals in 2023 allowed us time to reflect, connect, and celebrate.
This year we honored three awardees:
–EAH’s Bella Terra Senior Apartments as Property of the Year
The property team at Bella Terra has worked hard to create a community with the older residents. During the peak of social-distancing, the team would gather residents on balconies to exercise and keep engaged.
–Silicon Valley Bank as Investor of the Year
In addition to being a valued investor, and our largest investor, SVB donated back distribution proceeds of over $500,000 catalyzing our Commitment to California work.
–American Family Housing as Developer of the Year
AFH was our partner on Casa Paloma, a modular project that recently completed construction. They take on systems change in a thoughtful and balanced approach and are always willing to think outside the box.
We enjoyed connecting and acknowledging the hard work of our project partners, developers, investors, properties and our Commitment to California industry initiative partners.
To view photos taken by our photographer Alain McLaughlin you can visit this link:
Merritt’s 2022 Partner’s Celebration Photos
We heard so many great things about the evening and the wonderful group of people who gathered–like getting our best friends from the housing indsutry all together to see each other for the first time in years. We hope to see you at next year’s event!
About Merritt Community Capital Corporation
Merritt Community Capital Corporation is a nonprofit dedicated to our mission to provide equity capital for affordable housing exclusively to California. We do this by partnering with mission-aligned affordable housing developers throughout the state to ensure the most critical communities are developed and maintained for low-income residents. Since 1989, Merritt has created and/or preserved 11,000 affordable homes, through investing over $1.2 billion in 26 separate funds, providing housing for over 29,700 people.