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An open door and a helping hand leads one Latina out of housing insecurity

  • On: May 29, 2023
  • By: jmesa

Not being able to find a job left 42-year-old María Torres in a state of homelessness, but thanks to her determination, she can now talk ab ...


MEDA Hosts Housing and Community-Development Professionals in the Mission District During National Conference

  • On: May 5, 2023
  • By: jmesa

The first week of May marked a significant event in San Francisco as more than 1,400 housing and community development professionals from ac ...


62-year-old man gets life changing promotion thanks to this free program

  • On: April 28, 2023
  • By: jmesa

Arnoldo Marcelino had the courage to, at the age of 62, take a new opportunity for professional growth. ...

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