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Homelessness-Themed Art Installed at Future Site of MEDA’s Affordable Housing at 1990 Folsom

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2017 Homelessness-Themed Art Installed at Future Site of MEDA’s Affordable Housing at 1990 Folsom Art to call attention to San Franciscans most in need San Francisco, Calif. — Renowned artist Brian Singer today installed his mural, “Home Street…

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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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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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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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Mission Elders of the Week: Juan and Maria Aguillón

Names: Juan and Maria Aguillón Born in: El Salvador Current Neighborhood: On the border of San Francisco and Daly City Ages: 57 and 67 years old When and why did you make San Francisco your home? We arrived to San Francisco in the mid-1980’s to escape the civil war in our native country, El Salvador. Since then, Juan has been…

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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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A RAD Story: Remodeled Apartment in Just Six Weeks for Shirley Murphy at 25 Sanchez

“The process was quicker than I thought. I figured it would be longer than that,” says Shirley Murphy of the mere six weeks it took for her unit to be completely refurbished at 25 Sanchez. During the refurbishment, Shirley was relocated within the same building to provide the best situation possible for the San Francisco…

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A RAD Story: John Britt Feeling Blessed for Remodeled Studio at 462 Duboce

John Britt always dreamed of  living in the “big city “– the one just a few miles from the West Oakland home of his youth. That life in San Francisco became reality in 1990, after John got out of the Navy; unfortunately, the dream eventually fell apart when John’s mother passed away and he fell…

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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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The (Legal) Case for Fair Housing in San Francisco

A look today on real estate site Zillow showcased a dire picture for anyone looking to move to San Francisco’s Mission District. Median rent: $4,794. Median home price: $1.22 million. Zillow describes the market in the 94110 ZIP code as “very hot.” It’s even worse for vulnerable residents at risk of displacement. Artists. Working-class folks….

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