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Press Release: 1296 Shotwell Granted Affordable-Housing Bonus Program Height Increase

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 2, 2016 1296 Shotwell Granted Affordable-Housing Bonus Program Height Increase Sets precedent as first-ever height increase for 100 percent affordable housing in San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission District’s housing crisis has been well documented by…

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Mission Elders of the Week: Fran Taylor & Iris Biblowitz

Name: Fran Taylor & Iris Biblowitz Ages: 67 and 70 Born in: Hyattsville, Md. & Jamaica, N.Y. Current Neighborhood: Mission When and why did you make San Francisco your home? I met Iris in Boston over 40 years ago. Not long after, in 1976, we both moved to San Francisco in a beat up, old station…

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Mission Elder of the Week: Sharon York

Name: Sharon York Born in: United States Current Neighborhood: Mission When and why did you make San Francisco your home? I came to San Francisco in 1976 following the anti-war movement and became very active. I am currently retired, but considering working again because everything is very expensive in this neighborhood. How long have you lived in in the Mission? I…

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Mission Elder of the Week: Clara Luz Quezada

Name: Clara Luz Quezada Born in: Guatemala Current Neighborhood: Mission When and why did you make San Francisco your home? We had to leave Guatemala in 1955 because of political turmoil. My grandparents took their kids and grandchildren and we fled to the U.S. for refuge and for better opportunities such as education and work. How do you love…

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Mission Elder of the Week: Amelia Andrade

Name: Amelia Andrade Born in: Mexico Current Neighborhood: Mission (Navigation Center) Ages: 62 years old Why did you make San Francisco your home? I came from Mexico looking for a better future. I came to the Mission, but was unable to find a place to stay because of the high rents. What is your current living situation? Right now I am homeless…

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Mission Elders of the Week: Juan and Maria Aguillón

Names: Juan and Maria Aguillón Born in: El Salvador Current Neighborhood: On the border of San Francisco and Daly City Ages: 57 and 67 years old When and why did you make San Francisco your home? We arrived to San Francisco in the mid-1980’s to escape the civil war in our native country, El Salvador. Since then, Juan has been…

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