Mission District San Francisco Blog

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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Now is the Time for Financial Institutions to Innovate in Communities of Color

Co-authored by: Karoleen Feng, Director of Community Real Estate Luis Granados, Executive Director Jillian Spindle, Chief Operating Officer National politics inevitably generate public discourse; unfortunately, these conversations have now become increasingly divisive based on political affiliation, race and income level. The dialog has become so polarized that it is now deemed mainstream to opine on…

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Two Mission Fundraisers Planned, Goal to Support Urgently Needed Monies for Oct. 5 DACA Renewals

In a continued affront to the Latino immigrant community, President Trump recently announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be rescinded in six months. Many Mission community members have been asking how they can help our young adults affected by this change in federal policy. That’s why MEDA has partnered with beloved neighborhood…

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SBA Awards $150,000 PRIME Grant to MEDA, Goal to Help Mission Corridor Small Businesses Thrive

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 8, 2017 SBA Awards $150,000 PRIME Grant to MEDA Funds finance training and technical assistance to emerging entrepreneurs San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has been awarded a $150,000 Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs…

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MEDA Statement of Support for Dreamers

President Trump’s latest attack on the Latino community just occurred around policy regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which will be rescinded in six months barring Congressional action. Mr. Trump’s abhorrent move is yet another way to placate his base by using race/ethnicity as a divisive issue. This pattern of vilifying the…

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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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Trump’s Pardon of Arpaio a Continued Affront to Nation’s Latino Community

This op-ed appeared in the Aug. 31, 2017 edition of the San Francisco Examiner. On Aug. 25, President Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County from 1993 to 2016. This pardon is inherently immoral. This executive action comes on the heels of Trump’s odious statement about recent events in Charlottesville, Va.,…

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In Her Own Words: MEDA Intern Francesca Gallardo

“I completed my undergraduate in Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University; I worked my through design by participating in community organizing. I am now a second-year graduate student in the Environment and Community program at Humboldt State University. As a designer and community organizer, I found balance within affordable-housing development. I…

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MEDA to Co-Host #SaludTues Tweetchat 8/29: The Link between Health & Housing

by Eric Moreno, Salud Today! There is an undeniable link between where people live and their health. Many low-income and minority families, especially Latinos, live in highly segregated neighborhoods. Often, these neighborhoods lack access to healthy, nutritious foods, quality healthcare, and infrastructure that allows for safe physical activity. That’s not even accounting for the cost…

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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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