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Despite Ellis Act Eviction, Mission Family Remains Determined and Returns to San Francisco

Photo (left to right): Laura Guadron, Hilda Saname, Lorena Moz and Arminda Peraza. Last December turned out to be no holiday for Hilda Saname and three of her family members. That’s because any joy of the season was overshadowed by an Ellis Act eviction at their Mission District Alabama Street home of 27 years. New…

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Family Wins Lottery and Moves into BMR Apartment at Five 88 in San Francisco

“Our bathroom is larger than the one room my two children and I used to share,” says a thankful Juana Martinez of her two-bedroom apartment at brand-new FIVE 88 in San Francisco’s burgeoning Mission Bay. Juana (photo, right, showing winning lottery ticket) is the devoted mother of sons Eduardo, a seventh-grader at Everett Middle School,…

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Surviving 22nd and Mission Fire, the Resilient Flores Family Wins Lottery for a BMR Apartment in San Francisco

The nightmares persist after more than two years. Jorge Flores can still see his hair on fire as he bangs on the next-door neighbor’s door at 22nd and Mission streets. His family’s third-floor apartment of 19 years was in flames, along with the rest of the historic building. It seemed like an apocalypse. Jorge waited…

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Apply at MEDA for Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Apartment Rentals at Waterbend, 5880 Third Street in Bayview

Looking for a below-market-rate (BMR) apartment rental in the transit-rich Third Street corridor of the southeast corner of the city? Then it may be time for you to fill out an application for Waterbend, located in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood at 5880 Third St.  Waterbend’s BMR monthly rents – at $1,133 for one-bedroom units or…

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Apply at MEDA for Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Apartment Rentals at Abaca, 2660 Third Street in Dogpatch

Over a century ago, the Tubbs Cordage Company wove abaca fiber into ropes later used to build the Golden Gate Bridge. Abaca is also known as Manila hemp, growing up to 22 feet high and perfect for making twine and rope. Just the kind of business that lined Dogpatch’s waterfront way back when. On that…

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Mission Family Averts Eviction and Finds a New Home in a BMR Rental

Julio Alvarado chose San Francisco’s Mission as his adopted home when he emigrated from Guatemala back in 2000. He felt immediately welcomed in his new community, so much so that when he married and had two kids, the family planted roots in the neighborhood. That comforting sense of place became tenuous when Alvarado and his…

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MEDA Offers a Ray of Light as Luz Bourne-Ruiz Avoids Eviction and Wins Housing Lottery

Luz Bourne-Ruiz is an energetic, single mother of 7-year-old Nathan, who attends Alvarado Elementary School in San Francisco. The immigrant from Mexico operates her own business, the New Alternatives Cafe, a cozy, neighborhood eatery serving breakfast and lunch on Guerrero near 28th. Featuring a convivial environment, there’s even a piano, guitar and congas for musically…

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Apply at MEDA for a Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Rental at Five 88 in Mission Bay

You’ve most likely seen plenty of cranes flying high over San Francisco’s Mission Bay …  and we don’t mean birds, we mean construction cranes. Actually, there are also plenty of seabirds in this bayfront area, with most circling AT&T Park for some snacks after the game is over. San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood is hot,…

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Apply at MEDA for a Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Rental at 280 Brighton in Ocean View

With 8,000 Latinos displaced in the last decade — over 25 percent of this community — there is an urgent need for affordable housing for MEDA’s clients (see page 6 of this report). That’s why MEDA’s Community Real Estate team is working diligently to produce and preserve housing in the Mission — affordable housing with values built in. Complementing…

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Apply at MEDA for a Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Rental at 480 Potrero in the Mission

With affordable-housing rentals tough to come by in the ever-expensive Mission, the 10 units now available at 480 Potrero near 17th are definitely welcomed. With 8,000 Latinos displaced since 2000, there is an urgent need for affordable housing in the Mission (see page 6 of this report). That’s why MEDA’s Community Real Estate team is working…

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