At Mary Erickson Community Housing (MECH), we take great pride in providing affordable housing and promoting the well-being of working families in Southern California. As a non-profit corporation and designated Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), we believe that by increasing and preserving the supply of affordable housing, we positively impact the quality of life for working class families in our neighborhoods. Through our Life Skills and Teen Forward programs, we promote the well-being and self-sufficiency that encourages a progressive lifestyle for families most in need.
In 1991, the Mary Erickson Community Housing Corporation was founded by our namesake, a retired school teacher who was devoted to the principals of community participation and well-being. MECH established the first affordable housing complex in San Clemente and has since grown to include multiple properties and developments serving hundreds of families in Southern California. In addition, MECH rehabilitates and develops single family homes to provide homeownership opportunities to income qualified households.