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Apply at MEDA for a Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Rental at Five 88 in Mission Bay

You’ve most likely seen plenty of cranes flying high over San Francisco’s Mission Bay …  and we don’t mean birds, we mean construction cranes. Actually, there are also plenty of seabirds in this bayfront area, with most circling AT&T Park for some snacks after the game is over. San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood is hot,…

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Press Release: 1296 Shotwell Granted Affordable Housing Bonus Program Height Increase

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 2, 2016 1296 Shotwell Granted Affordable Housing Bonus Program Height Increase Sets precedent as first-ever height increase for 100 percent affordable housing in San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission District’s housing crisis has been well documented…

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MEDA November 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Ana Isabel González Martínez

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: Ana Isabel González Martínez   Program: Mission Promise…

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Shop Locally in the Mission at Plaza Adelante’s El Mercadito on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26

When this Saturday rolls around, you’ll probably still be stuffed from that Thanksgiving meal. If you were brave enough to head out on Black Friday to start your holiday shopping, then you’ll also be over those long lines and be ready for a personal touch when it comes to your purchases. That’s where “Small Business…

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Double Duty by DoubleDutch: Thanksgiving Meal Donations and Volunteerism at MEDA Today

Everyone’s got a long shopping list for this Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal, but for some that list cannot easily be met … if at all. The habitually underresourced sometimes cannot fit the added expense of this holiday meal into their tight budget. This is true of a number of MEDA’s 7,000+ annual clients, with household incomes…

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Mission Elders of the Week: Fran Taylor & Iris Biblowitz

Name: Fran Taylor & Iris Biblowitz Ages: 67 and 70 Born in: Hyattsville, Md. & Jamaica, N.Y. Current Neighborhood: Mission When and why did you make San Francisco your home? I met Iris in Boston over 40 years ago. Not long after, in 1976, we both moved to San Francisco in a beat up, old station…

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MEDA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement on Nov. 29

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 21, 2016 MEDA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement on Nov. 29 Political changes create urgent need for donations to stand up for Latino immigrant community   San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has joined #GivingTuesday,…

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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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Mission Elder of the Week: Sharon York

Name: Sharon York Born in: United States Current Neighborhood: Mission When and why did you make San Francisco your home? I came to San Francisco in 1976 following the anti-war movement and became very active. I am currently retired, but considering working again because everything is very expensive in this neighborhood. How long have you lived in in the Mission? I…

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Statement of Unwavering Support for Latino Immigrant Community

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 10, 2016 Statement of Unwavering Support for Latino Immigrant Community MEDA vows to always stand up for its immigrant families San Francisco, Calif. — For over four decades, MEDA has been a nonprofit at the vanguard of…

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