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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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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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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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MEDA Helps Reshape San Francisco Small Sites Program to Stem Mission District Displacement, Block by Block

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Contributed to by Johnny Oliver There’s a difference between being proactive and being reactive. The Small Sites Program is one of our most innovative means to tackle the ongoing displacement of families from the Mission. Because of the dire needs of our families around housing stability, MEDA needed to…

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On Being Honored as MEDA’s 2016 “Employee of the Year”

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng “My hope is that we can offer hope to our low-income families, so that for generations to come these families can continue to call the Mission their home.” That statement concluded my acceptance speech when I was honored as 2016 “Employee of the Year” at the Oct….

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¡VIVA MEDA! 43rd Anniversary Celebration a Night to Remember

Mariachis. Deserving honorees. Great food. A community of support. Those were just four of the elements that combined to make ¡VIVA MEDA! a success on Wednesday. This year’s venue was the San Francisco Design Center. Celebrating 43 years of investing in people in the Mission – and now the Bay Area — it was a…

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MEDA and TNDC Launch 1990 Folsom Street Development with Prop A Funds

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2016  MEDA and TNDC Launch 1990 Folsom Street Development with Prop A Funds A 143-unit, mixed-use affordable housing and arts project to further stabilize Mission San Francisco, Calif. — The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD)…

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MEDA Uses San Francisco’s Small Sites Program to Save 13 Vulnerable Tenants of 1500 Cortland Avenue

When MEDA’s Johnny Oliver and Dairo Romero heard that 1500 Cortland Avenue was potentially facing foreclosure, they seized the opportunity to avail the vulnerable residents of their tenants’ rights … and their options. The multi-unit Bernal Heights property was ripe for speculation — a likely target to be flipped by converting rentals into Tenancies in…

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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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Mission Action Plan 2020 Meeting Gathers Community Input on Neighborhood Needs

Last night, hundreds gathered for the second community meeting on the Mission Action Plan 2020 (MAP 2020). The theme was “A Plan for and Community Discussion on Affordability, ” with the venue Buena Vista Horace Mann School on 23rd Street. A resource fair on tenants’ rights — and other issues of community importance — was part of the…

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