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Keeping the Mission District’s Neighborhood Economy in the Face of Displacement

Gentrification and displacement are generally associated with the residents who are compelled to leave a neighborhood. Such is the case of the Mission District of San Francisco, which for decades has been a hub for Latino as an initial place to lay down roots in the United States; however, the Mission is also a place…

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Stabilizing Mission Families Against the Loss of Community-Serving Businesses

Now several years into San Francisco’s dire gentrification and displacement crisis, we remain united in our commitment to finding solutions to keep the Mission home to businesses that serve working-class families and play a crucial role in keeping the Mission a Latino cultural hub. It is imperative that we stem the loss of the Mission’s…

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MEDA’s Adelante Fund Becomes a Certified CDFI

Lend an ear to this exciting news: Adelante Fund, MEDA’s community loan arm, just became a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). With only about 1,000 CDFI’s across the land, and just 11 others based in San Francisco, this is especially big news. Additionally, MEDA is the only San Francisco CDFI focusing primarily on providing…

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MEDA to San Francisco Business Times: Yes, We Do “Get It.” “It” is called Fair Housing.

Some of the 24 tenants of 3229 20th St., who fought eviction, with MEDA buying their building via the Small Sites Program. Photo by Beatriz Ordonez. The San Francisco Business Times’ recently published story, “The Mission Economic Development Agency Still Doesn’t Get It,” questions our community-based organization’s role in the real estate dynamics of the Mission…

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Guest Blog/Philanthropy in the Age of Trump: Not Business as Usual

by Pam David, Executive Director, Walter & Elise Haas Fund Since the election, I’ve read a number of spot-on commentaries about what the Trump presidency means for philanthropy. A lot have focused on the need to rebuild civil society, noting the polarization of the U.S. populace along lines of race and class and geography. Others have…

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