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MEDA Reaches 1,000 Homes Saved in Just Three Years, Sets New 2020 Goal

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng A few years ago, MEDA staff consistently started hearing a dire story: Our families were experiencing no-fault evictions or being priced out of the Mission as an influx of newcomers earning six figures moved in. Sadly, the paucity of affordable-housing options — with a decade of zero…

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Residents of 3329-3333 20th Street Organize and Fight Eviction, as MEDA Buys Building via City’s Small Sites Program

When the MEDA Community Real Estate team saw a realtor’s prominently placed billboard advertising that 3329-3333 20th Street in the Mission was on the market, they knew of the urgency to reach out to the tenants, who could all be vulnerable to eviction. The feel at 3329-3333 20th Street is that of a community within…

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City Celebrates 100 Apartments Protected Under San Francisco’s Small Sites Program

Press release from May Ed Lee’s Office, April 25, 2017. Mayor Lee Celebrates 100 Apartments Protected Under City’s Small Sites Program Recent purchase of properties adds to growing list of housing preserved in Richmond, Mission, North Beach, Bernal Heights/Outer Mission, Duboce Triangle and Noe Valley neighborhoods San Francisco, Calif.– Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced…

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Community Meeting & Open House on April 19 for 681 Florida 100 Percent Affordable-Housing Development in the Mission

The Mission community is invited to the first in a series of gatherings about 681 Florida, the new development that MEDA will be building and managing in conjunction with Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC). The meeting venue will be the community room at Mosaica, 680 Florida St., with the time next Wednesday, April 19, from…

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HUD Budget Cuts Would Accelerate Re-Segregation of High-Cost Cities, San Francisco at Top of List

The Trump Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget, announced Feb. 27, augments military spending by $54 billion — a 10 percent increase. The administration aims to offset that staggering cost by decimating non-defense cabinet departments’ budgets by the same 10 percent (Figure 1). These non-defense programs have for decades showcased positive impacts in communities of…

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MEDA’s Adelante Fund Becomes a Certified CDFI

Lend an ear to this exciting news: Adelante Fund, MEDA’s community loan arm, just became a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). With only about 1,000 CDFI’s across the land, and just 11 others based in San Francisco, this is especially big news. Additionally, MEDA is the only San Francisco CDFI focusing primarily on providing…

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MEDA to San Francisco Business Times: Yes, We Do “Get It.” “It” is called Fair Housing.

Some of the 24 tenants of 3229 20th St., who fought eviction, with MEDA buying their building via the Small Sites Program. Photo by Beatriz Ordonez. The San Francisco Business Times’ recently published story, “The Mission Economic Development Agency Still Doesn’t Get It,” questions our community-based organization’s role in the real estate dynamics of the Mission…

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Homelessness-Themed Art Installed at Future Site of MEDA’s Affordable Housing at 1990 Folsom

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2017 Homelessness-Themed Art Installed at Future Site of MEDA’s Affordable Housing at 1990 Folsom Art to call attention to San Franciscans most in need San Francisco, Calif. — Renowned artist Brian Singer today installed his mural, “Home Street…

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MEDA’s Creative Strategies for Creative Placekeeping in the Mission

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Contributed to by Senior Project Manager Feliciano Vera The Mission has a decades-long history of being a hub for an inclusive community of arts & cultural institutions that reflect the neighborhood’s Latino, LGBTQ and immigrant identities. The Mission has been a home for institutions such as Galeria…

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San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund Launched, Will Help MEDA Secure Housing for Mission Residents Vulnerable to Eviction

”We can’t solve our affordable-housing challenges alone, and I call on the private sector to jump in.” This was a comment from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in his 2015 State of the City address. With MEDA being at the forefront of preservation/production of affordable and stable housing in the Mission, the nonprofit echoes that…

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