District 2

Merced County Community Action Agency 2011 Accomplishments in District 2

Includes Merced

  • Merced’s 18.1% unemployment rate was almost double the 9.6% national unemployment rate
  • 12,986 residents on fixed income (age 60 & over)
  • 258 Merced residents received weatherization help for their homes
  • 2,443 Merced residents received emergency assistance so utilities wouldn’t be shut off
  • 5,377 residents were enrolled in WIC
  • 90 children whose parents were in school or working attended subsidized preschool in Merced; 63 children were on a waiting list
  • 504 Merced homeless persons were sheltered