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Surviving 22nd and Mission Fire, the Resilient Flores Family Wins Lottery for a BMR Apartment in San Francisco

The nightmares persist after more than two years. Jorge Flores can still see his hair on fire as he bangs on the next-door neighbor’s door at 22nd and Mission streets. His family’s third-floor apartment of 19 years was in flames, along with the rest of the historic building. It seemed like an apocalypse. Jorge waited…

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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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Apply at MEDA for a Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Rental at 280 Brighton in Ocean View

With 8,000 Latinos displaced in the last decade — over 25 percent of this community — there is an urgent need for affordable housing for MEDA’s clients (see page 6 of this report). That’s why MEDA’s Community Real Estate team is working diligently to produce and preserve housing in the Mission — affordable housing with values built in. Complementing…

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MEDA Clients, Including Ellis Act Evictee, Win BMR Condo Lottery for the Rockwell

It takes plenty of work to get prepared to buy a property in San Francisco. That’s why MEDA’s Housing Opportunities team sometimes work with clients for a year or more, with an initial six-hour workshop followed by tailored one-on-one coaching. There’s getting that credit score up (720 or higher is the goal.) There’s saving for a downpayment. There’s…

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