Application Period Open for Two Vacancies at Merry Go Round Cooperative

Merry-Go-Round Shared Housing Cooperative  

Affordable Housing Opportunity

April 1st Move-in: $1075/Month or $1025/Month Rent (including utilities)

Merry-Go-Round Housing Cooperative Seeks Community Members for April 1 move-in! Apply Online today

The Merry-Go-Round (MGR) Housing Cooperative currently has 2 vacant rooms, one for $1025/month and one for $1075/month rent (all utilities included) in our 14-room house with 2 shared kitchens, living area, and4sharedbathrooms. We are a shared housing 501(c)(3) non-equity cooperative that provides permanent, affordable housing for low-to-moderate income residents, managed in partnership with the San Francisco Community Land Trust.

No smoking indoors.

MGR is designated as affordable housing for low-to-moderate income people and there are income restrictions at the time of move-in. If you are chosen as a candidate, you will be asked to participate in an income certification process.


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Maximum annual income: One person household



Maximum annual income: Two person household



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MGR is located in the Mission near Harrison Street.  All resident members of the Merry Go Round Housing Cooperative must contribute to the house as both a living space and a 501(3)(c) non-profit. This includes, but is not limited to: attending monthly house meetings, participating in at least one house committee, and taking on at least two house chores. This can often amount to 5 hours a week, give or take. All members receive a self-management credit of $100 off the monthly rent in exchange for the resident fulfilling its monthly management tasks.

Learn more about our cooperative self-management model at a January 30th Information Session, from 6-7PM held at Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), 2301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Pets that are not services animals will only be allowed upon approval from SFCLT. If a pet is approved, tenant will be required to pay a $150 security deposit. Please be comfortable with dogs and noise.  No cats please. No dogs over 25lbs in weight.

Lottery preference is provided to Holders of a Certificate of Preference, Displaced Tenant Housing Preference (DTHP), and applicants who live or work in San Francisco.

Important Information and Dates for Merry Go Round’s Fair Housing Selection Process:

  • Apply online through the SF Housing Portal at: from January 24th to February 7th
  • Mail in paper applications to the following address:
    • Attn: Merry-Go-Round Housing Cooperative
    • PO Box 420847 San Francisco, CA 94142


  • Include a self-addressed envelope with paper applications in order to receive your lottery ticket


Paper applications can be downloaded from or picked up from one of the housing counseling agencies listed at

If you need application assistance or information about available housing resources, please refer to the organizations listed in the SF Housing Resource Guide at:

  • Application deadline is February 7th, 5PM.
  • The lottery will be held Thursday, February 22nd, 11:30AM at MOHCD, 1, South Van Ness Ave, Room 5080, San Francisco
  • Optional Information Session: Tuesday January 30th from 6:00-7:000PM at MEDA, 2301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Open House at 2976 23rd Street: Saturday January 27th from 2-3PM; Thursday February 1st from 3PM-4PM


Apply today: