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Mission Community Holds Press Conference at City Hall, Demands Fairness for Latinos in FY17-18 Budget

The San Francisco Latino Parity and Equity Coalition, a group of 25 community-based organizations, has worked for a year to document the most-pressing needs facing Latino families in five neighborhoods. The findings from the work of the Coalition were included in a detailed report and submitted to the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development….

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In Her Own Words: Bank Teller Program Participant Alexis Hill

“I initially learned about MEDA and the Bank Teller program through a brief presentation in my Accounting class last semester. I was automatically interested due to the flexibility MEDA’s Olivia Quinoñez, who runs the program, showed to student schedules. Upon attending the program, we learned about the bank field and different vocabulary, regulations and customer…

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Press Release: Latinos Fight for Fair Budget Allocations for Community in Crisis

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2017 Latinos Fight for Fair Budget Allocations for Community in Crisis Press Conference: Tuesday, May 30, 10 a.m. Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett steps of City Hall San Francisco, Calif. — While San Francisco has recently benefited from…

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MEDA and Business Community Co-Host “Latino Small-Business Mixer”

A fun yet impactful time was on the menu for the 80 attendees of a May 16 “Latino Small-Business Mixer” held at Don Ramon’s Mexican Restaurante in SoMa. This mixer was part of San Francisco Small Business Week, held each May, with the mixer’s co-hosts MEDA, Excelsior Action Group, La Cocina, Hispanic Chambers of Commerce…

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Come to MEDA to Apply for CalFresh Food Assistance for Your Family

May is “CalFresh Awareness Month” — now more important than ever. According to a May 17 San Francisco Chronicle article, in which MEDA’s Financial Capability Program Manager Jackie Marcelos was quoted, only 50 percent of San Franciscans eligible for CalFresh have signed up. Unfortunate. CalFresh, formerly known as Food Stamps, is California’s implementation of the…

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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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MEDA Tax Season Volunteers Celebrate 3,700+ Returns Prepared and Over $5.4 Million Returned to Low-Income Community

With MEDA staff and volunteers tirelessly preparing tax returns for free this past season, it was definitely time to celebrate after the completion of 11 weeks of hard work. So everyone came together on April 24 to pause and reflect on their having forever bettered the lives of low-income Mission residents. The impact The impact…

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MEDA Joins Thousands for “Día Sin Inmigrantes” May Day March in San Francisco

Chanting “Sí, se puede” and “No Wall,” several thousand Bay Area residents rallied this May Day at Justin Herman Plaza and then marched down San Francisco’s Market Street to City Hall, making their voices heard as a way to show solidarity and support for workers across the globe. That includes the immigrants who have long…

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Residents of 3329-3333 20th Street Organize and Fight Eviction, as MEDA Buys Building via City’s Small Sites Program

When the MEDA Community Real Estate team saw a realtor’s prominently placed billboard advertising that 3329-3333 20th Street in the Mission was on the market, they knew of the urgency to reach out to the tenants, who could all be vulnerable to eviction. The feel at 3329-3333 20th Street is that of a community within…

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City Celebrates 100 Apartments Protected Under San Francisco’s Small Sites Program

Press release from May Ed Lee’s Office, April 25, 2017. Mayor Lee Celebrates 100 Apartments Protected Under City’s Small Sites Program Recent purchase of properties adds to growing list of housing preserved in Richmond, Mission, North Beach, Bernal Heights/Outer Mission, Duboce Triangle and Noe Valley neighborhoods San Francisco, Calif.– Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced…

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