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Election 2016: Vote “Yes” on Prop N, the Immigrant Parent Right to Vote

Photo credit: Noris Chavarría, MEDA Imagine having no say in your child’s education. Well, that’s the unfortunate case for the one-third of San Francisco parents who are non-citizens. San Francisco has long been a city of immigrants. While they come from different places, the desire for a better life for one’s children is a common…

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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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MEDA Voter Recommendations for the November 2015 General Election

Below are the propositions on which MEDA has taken a position, aligning with the organization’s mission. (Click here for a bilingual .pdf of the below information.) Yes on A Affordable-Housing Bond. $310 million to keep San Francisco affordable, with part of the money earmarked to the Mission. Yes on D Mission Rock. The San Francisco Giants’…

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Committee to Save the Mission to Hold “Latin Legends Rock for La Mission” Concert to Benefit “Yes on Prop I”

Talk about rockin’ the vote! That is, the citywide vote to make sure everyone understands the need to choose “Yes on Prop I” when sending in that absentee ballot or heading to the polls on November 3rd. Knowing they are being outspent 10:1 by the “No” side’s grouping of real estate agents and high-powered developers,…

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MEDA’s Mission & Vision Stronger Than Ever After 42 Years

The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has been providing asset-building services since the early 1970’s. From business development and financial capability to the Mission Promise Neighborhood and free tax preparation, the mission of MEDA runs through every program, as we continue to provide free services in San Francisco. Mission The mission of MEDA is to achieve…

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A Movement is Started, Even as a Pause on Mission Luxury Housing Falls Just Short of Passage

As it neared midnight on Tuesday, after many hours of impassioned debate and testimony from the community, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors failed to pass a 45-day pause on Mission luxury housing. The vote was seven ayes and four nays, two short of what is required for passage. While District 9 Supervisor Campos’ measure went…

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MEDA April 2015 Volunteer of the Month: Sarah Souza

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers—the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home. Name: Sarah Souza Program: Policy and Free Tax Preparation Programs…

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MEDA and Community Members Rally in Sacramento to Restrict Ellis Act Evictions in San Francisco

Back in 1983, Jerome Nash was a landlord in the coastal Southern California city of Santa Monica. Nash decided he no longer wanted to be in the rental business, so he challenged Santa Monica’s local measure the citizenry had passed to counter the more than 1,300 units of rental housing that had been razed in…

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Small-Business Displacements Tearing at the Fabric of Mission Life

The current situation “Living at Vida means you live in a richly diverse neighborhood with immediate access to . . . locally owned businesses. Living at Vida means you are part of a vibrant community.” These words jump off the pages of a brightly colored brochure touting sales for expensive residences at a 114-unit, gleaming…

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