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Artists, Speak Up! Are Your Housing Needs Being Met?

by Community Leadership Development Manager Lucia Obregon The community needs your help. Please take 10 minutes now to let the City know of your housing needs by answering the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) survey. It’s not easy being an artist these days, especially when housing in the Mission and San Francisco is so expensive…

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Hoy es el día: ¡Hable ahora sobre sus inquietudes sobre la vivienda!

(English version follows) Cinco razones para tomar la encuesta en internet de la ciudad de San Francisco La Ciudad de San Francisco tiene una pregunta muy importante para usted: ¿Se están cumpliendo sus necesidades de vivienda? Esta es su oportunidad de hablar y ser contado. Tener vivienda de calidad que sea estable y económica es…

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Client Surveys Indicate 21 Percent Live in Overcrowded Conditions

Severin Saenz of MEDA’s Evaluation team needed to be creative and strategic when she decided it would be valuable to do a survey of clients’ housing arrangements. What would be the relevant questions that would provide needed insight? What would be culturally relevant to Latino respondents, her target audience. To determine the best questions, Saenz…

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Mission School Social Worker Bridget Early’s Family Buys a Home — Before It’s Too Late

Bridget Early has been a social worker at Everett Middle School in San Francisco for the past nine years, following in the footsteps of her parents, who were both educators. Raised a few hours north in Chico, Early relished her childhood outings to the Bay Area with her folks. These trips solidified one idea: that…

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A Rough Start for Young Artist Diamond Linan, Who Can’t Afford to Stay in San Francisco

Independence. That’s the word that immediately come to mind for 23-year-old Diamond Linan when she thinks of San Francisco. The sad thing is that the recent graduate of the Academy of Art University can no longer afford to stay in her adopted hometown. San Francisco was long a city that attracted artistic types like Diamond,…

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How to Help Those Affected by the Mission and 29th Streets Fire in San Francisco

MEDA is providing services and addressing the needs of those affected by the June 18, 2016 fire at Mission and 29th streets. Here is how the community can get involved. TENANT NEEDS There were 58 tenants displaced by the fire at Mission and 29th streets. The main thing that most people can provide to support these…

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Press Release: Mayor Lee Refuses To Address Urgent Crisis with San Francisco’s Latino Community

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2016 Mayor Lee Refuses To Address Urgent Crisis with San Francisco’s Latino Community Press Conference to be Held Tomorrow San Francisco, Calif. — The San Francisco Latino Parity and Equity Coalition has warned Mayor Lee that his…

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The (Legal) Case for Fair Housing in San Francisco

A look today on real estate site Zillow showcased a dire picture for anyone looking to move to San Francisco’s Mission District. Median rent: $4,794. Median home price: $1.22 million. Zillow describes the market in the 94110 ZIP code as “very hot.” It’s even worse for vulnerable residents at risk of displacement. Artists. Working-class folks….

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San Francisco Family’s Eviction Averted as they Become New Homeowners

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 13, 2016 San Francisco Family’s Eviction Averted as they Become New Homeowners Joint effort of MOHCD, MEDA and Umpqua Bank to create fairness in housing San Francisco, Calif. — Like many other Californians last week, the Palacios family of San Francisco were…

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Community Demands 2918-2924 Mission Street Development be 100 Percent Affordable Housing

A spirited conversation took place at a meeting last Wednesday, as concerned residents discussed the latest market-rate development slated for their ever-pricier neighborhood: 2918-2924 Mission Street, between 25th and 26th streets. Issues brought up ran the gamut from building height to dust during construction to safety for children at the school located in the alley behind the…

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