Mercy Housing California’s Trailside Terrace Brings Much-Needed Affordable Housing to El Dorado County

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Nestled in the scenic community of Shingle Springs, Mercy Housing California’s Trailside Terrace is the newest addition to the available and affordable living options in El Dorado County. The affordable workforce housing conveniently located to essential neighborhood services and thousands of employment opportunities is now home to 40 families and individuals with a community room for on-site resident services.

Trailside Terrace is the most recent of Mercy Housing’s long development history in the County, which include the Diamond Sunrise Apartments in Diamond Springs, White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills, and Tahoe Valley Apartments in South Lake Tahoe. These new homes in Shingle Springs represent Mercy Housing’s commitment to enduring quality and responsible property management. El Dorado County and Mercy Housing continue to as part of a share the mission of meeting the affordable housing needs of the community.

The mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes situated within three separate, various sized two and three story buildings are affordable to families earning between 30-50% of the Area Median Income. The homes at Trailside Terrace are designed around an easily accessible community room to provide ample common space for tailored services including afterschool and wellness programs.

“Trailside Terrace is a shining example of commitment to affordable housing in a rural community,” said California Housing Finance Agency’s Executive Director, Claudia Cappio. “The California Housing Finance Agency’s and Department of Housing and Community Development’s commitment to creating new affordable housing are enhanced by willing partners like Mercy Housing to improve the quality of life for more Californians.”

The state-of-the-art energy efficient property is also well-appointed with a convenient laundry facility, play area, management offices, a computer lab and other amenities such as free community-wide Wi-Fi. With vistas of rolling hills, the lush greenery of El Dorado County, and the abundant preserved trees and native drought tolerant plants that line the property, Trailside Terrace is a beautiful place to call home.

Financing for Trailside Terrace includes Enterprise Community Investment, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, Citibank Community Capital , California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Housing Finance Agency—Mental Health Services Act Housing Program and HELP, El Dorado County HOME, CDBG, HELP and TIM Fee Offset .

Development Team:

  • Developer: Mercy Housing California
  • Architect:  Stantec Architects
  • General Contractor:  Broward Builders
  • Engineers:  Stantec Engineering
  • Property Management:  Mercy Housing Management Group
  • Resident Services:  Mercy Housing California and El Dorado County HHS


About Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing California (MHC) is the largest regional division of national nonprofit Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), headquartered in Denver and founded in 1981 with the mission to create stable, vibrant, and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities.

To date, with a presence in 41 states and 200+ cities, MHI has developed, preserved and financed more than 45,300 affordable homes nationwide, both rental and single family, serving more than 151,000 adults and children on any given day.

In addition to Trailside Terrace and a number of other projects in development statewide, Mercy Housing California (MHC) has developed over 130 rental properties across 36 counties serving low- and very low-income working poor families, senior citizens, persons who are homeless and people with disabilities and persons living with HIV/AIDS.  To date, MHC has developed over 11,000 affordable homes in California.

For more information about Mercy Housing, please visit

About The California Department of Housing and Community Development
The California Department of Housing and Community Development is dedicated to the preservation and expansion of safe and affordable housing so more Californians have a place to call home. Our team works to ensure an adequate supply of housing for Californians and promotes the growth of strong communities through its leadership, policy and program development.

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