Mission District San Francisco Blog - Page 4 of 48

MEDA’s Creative Strategies for Creative Placekeeping in the Mission

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Contributed to by Senior Project Manager Feliciano Vera The Mission has a decades-long history of being a hub for an inclusive community of arts & cultural institutions that reflect the neighborhood’s Latino, LGBTQ and immigrant identities. The Mission has been a home for institutions such as Galeria…

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Adelante Fund Marks Milestone of $1 Million in Small-Business Loans

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2017 Adelante Fund Marks Milestone of $1 Million in Small-Business Loans MEDA providing loans primarily to immigrants denied access to capital by traditional lenders San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has reached a…

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MEDA’s Promise to our Families and Partners

MEDA vows to stand up for fairness and equity for all communities being unjustly and immorally targeted. We welcome everyone to Plaza Adelante. MEDA pledges to be a safe place for immigrants: we will not welcome any immigration official presence at Plaza Adelante; we will not turn over any client records; and we will fight any such…

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San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund Launched, Will Help MEDA Secure Housing for Mission Residents Vulnerable to Eviction

”We can’t solve our affordable-housing challenges alone, and I call on the private sector to jump in.” This was a comment from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in his 2015 State of the City address. With MEDA being at the forefront of preservation/production of affordable and stable housing in the Mission, the nonprofit echoes that…

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Press Release: MEDA and TNDC Awarded 681 Florida Street Affordable-Housing Development

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 16, 2017 MEDA and TNDC Awarded 681 Florida Street Affordable-Housing Development A 130-unit housing and arts project to further stabilize Mission District San Francisco, Calif. — The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) has announced that…

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Apply at MEDA for Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Apartment Rentals at Abaca, 2660 Third Street in Dogpatch

Over a century ago, the Tubbs Cordage Company wove abaca fiber into ropes later used to build the Golden Gate Bridge. Abaca is also known as Manila hemp, growing up to 22 feet high and perfect for making twine and rope. Just the kind of business that lined Dogpatch’s waterfront way back when. On that…

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Embedding Early Care and Education Facilities into Family Housing

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Contributed to by Senior Project Manager Elaine Yee, Mission Promise Neighborhood Program Manager Liz Cortez and Financial Capability Coach Teresa Garcia Most parents know that finding quality care and education for your child is not easy. For immigrant, working families in San Francisco’s Mission District, it’s even more challenging, as…

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Keep San Francisco’s Mission Street an Anchor for our Families

Maria Lopez was pushing a stroller in front of MEDA’s Plaza Adelante, located at 19th Street’s connection to the Mission Street corridor, the main commercial strip of the Mission. When asked if she ever heads one block over to Valencia, the young mother of two laughed nervously and stated, “That street’s not for us.” When…

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Community Organizing Busts Latinos’​ Myths Around Access to Stable, Affordable Housing

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Contributed to by Community Engagement Manager Dairo Romero The worldwide Women’s March the day after the inauguration showcased the power of community organizing to unify people’s voices, plus efficiently disseminate pertinent information. As we position for a future where sanctuary cities, such as San Francisco, will possibly…

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Press Release: MEDA Facilitates Deal for Dance Mission to Relocate to 1980 Mission

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 30, 2017 MEDA Facilitates Deal for Dance Mission to Relocate to 1980 Mission Model for creative “placekeeping” in San Francisco; community financial support needed San Francisco, Calif. — In a novel approach to creative “placekeeping,” MEDA has…

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