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Couple Does Themselves Proud After a No-Fault Eviction, Moves into New BMR Apartment this SF Pride

While grateful to be living with an empathetic friend since January, couple Margarita Contreras (photo, right) and Ana Luisa Murga (photo, left) missed having their privacy. This arrangement followed an expensive month in a hotel after an owner move-in displaced the Excelsior residents from their in-law unit. Margarita and Ana Luisa hail from the same…

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The Power of a Collaborative is Successfully Getting Latinos into San Francisco Below-Market-Rate Homes

A perusal of the dictionary today revealed this meaning for the term “collaboration”: “The action of working with someone to produce or create something.” At MEDA, we think that definition falls short. True collaboration should translate to: “The action of working with someone to produce or create something greater than the sum of its parts.”…

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Skating Artist Reggie Dickerson on a Roll this Thanksgiving at His New BMR Apartment in The Duboce

“It was heaven on earth.” That’s how Reggie Dickerson (photo, left) describes growing up in San Francisco’s tight-knit Fillmore community. “Everyone lived in big Victorians. I used to roller skate in my bedroom,” remembers Reggie. Having always been an artist at heart, Reggie turned avocation into vocation by becoming a street entertainer — on roller…

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Three Resilient Families Win City’s Affordable-Housing Lottery, Now Living at The Duboce

The Duboce, at 181 Sanchez Street in San Francisco’s popular Duboce Triangle neighborhood, offers a brand-new development loaded with amenities. Ten of the units were on-site affordable housing, per the City of San Francisco’s mandate. At $1,133 for a one-bedroom and $1,264 for a two-bedroom, these below-market-rate (BMR) apartments rented for a fraction of the…

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Nonprofit Worker Shannon Noonan Finds a Home in San Francisco

When Shannon Noonan was a curious 7-year-old, a trip to San Francisco turned into more than a family vacation. It defined her life. That’s because Shannon sensed a freedom that led to her later becoming a teenager preoccuupied with all things related to San Francisco history, from reading about the Summer of Love to jamming…

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Apply at MEDA by Oct. 16 for 113 BMR Apartments: The Martin, Natalie Gubb Commons and 570 Jessie

(Español sigue inglés.)  Everyone knows that market-rate rents in San Francisco are still out of reach for far too many. Zumper, the popular real estate site, just found that despite rents dropping by 0.9 percent in the last quarter, the median for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is still a staggering average of $3,390…

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Are You an Artist Seeking Affordable Housing in San Francisco? Attend MEDA’s Free Workshop Nov. 14

San Francisco is a city that values creativity, a longtime value that has drawn myriad new residents seeking support for their artistic ideas. But how can a city tout that value when artists are being priced out by exorbitant rents? Sadly, the arts community has experienced vast displacement over the past decade. This cultural loss…

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MEDA Partners with San Francisco Arts Commission, Goal to Help Artists Access Affordable Housing

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org Kate Patterson Director of Communications San Francisco Arts Commission (415) 252-2229 Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 5, 2017 MEDA Partners with San Francisco Arts Commission Goal to help artists access affordable housing San Francisco, Calif. — The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC)…

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MEDA and MNHC Help Siblings’ Families Fight Eviction and Find Affordable Housing in San Francisco

“For all families, health starts with food on the table and a roof over our heads. It warms our hearts to see the smiles on the faces of these families in their new and secure homes,” says Executive Director Brenda Storey of Mission Neighborhood Health Center (MNHC). She was speaking in general about Mission families,…

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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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