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MEDA Community Real Estate Team Earning Trust at Five RAD Public Housing Sites

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Contributed to by Project Manager Leslie Palaroan and Project Assistant Dylan Hamilton Back in 2014, MEDA responded to the call by the City of San Francisco to transition ownership and management of public housing, with the aim to have nonprofits engage with residents who had lived for…

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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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A RAD Story: Remodeled Apartment in Just Six Weeks for Shirley Murphy at 25 Sanchez

“The process was quicker than I thought. I figured it would be longer than that,” says Shirley Murphy of the mere six weeks it took for her unit to be completely refurbished at 25 Sanchez. During the refurbishment, Shirley was relocated within the same building to provide the best situation possible for the San Francisco…

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A RAD Story: John Britt Feeling Blessed for Remodeled Studio at 462 Duboce

John Britt always dreamed of  living in the “big city “– the one just a few miles from the West Oakland home of his youth. That life in San Francisco became reality in 1990, after John got out of the Navy; unfortunately, the dream eventually fell apart when John’s mother passed away and he fell…

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MEDA and BRIDGE Housing Use RAD Program to Better Life of 255 Woodside Public Housing Resident

“Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined I’d be living in Twin Peaks when I was growing up in the predominantly black Fillmore or, as it’s now called, the Western Addition,” says 60-something Ernest Herndon, who is blessed with a definite gift of gab. It was a long road to travel the few…

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HUD Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti Visits Two MEDA/BRIDGE Housing RAD Sites

With a $26 billion backlog of deferred maintenance at public housing sites nationwide, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) knew an innovative approach was needed to remedy the situation. That was the genesis of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, now in effect throughout the land, including San Francisco. This means the…

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