Our Mission
for the Mission

Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low-and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development.

 

MEDA’S FREE Programs Will Strengthen Your Family

¡Bienvenidos! This orientation is your first step to becoming a MEDA client — and strengthening your family.

Welcome
Orientation

Affordable housing is for ALL San Franciscans. We’ve produced or preserved ~1,200 affordable units so far.

Community
Real Estate

Free workshops and coaching as you get ready to buy your first home or prepare to rent a below-market-rate (BMR) apartment.

Housing
Opportunities

It’s time to decrease debt, increase income and savings, and better your credit. MEDA can coach you — for free.

Financial
Capability

Why pay to have your taxes prepared? Maximize your refund or get an ITIN — for free.

Free Tax
Preparation

Free workshops and one-on-one coaching to start or expand your small business.

Business
Development

Can’t get a loan at a traditional bank? Start or grow your small business with a Fondo Adelante low-interest loan from MEDA.

Community
Loan Fund

Mock interviews. Help with your resume. Making connections. We offer free training and coaching so you can land a good job.

Workforce
Development

Job training to become a San Francisco office administration or financial professional in just seven weeks.

Mission
Admins

Free job training that’s putting those ages 16 and up on the path to a career — and creating a pipeline for diversity in tech.

Mission
Techies

Stop by and use MEDA’s computer lab for free.

Digital Opportunity
Center

MEDA is the lead agency for Mission Promise Neighborhood — a community of 20+ partners that connects families to free services in the Mission.

Mission Promise
Neighborhood

 

The latest news from San Francisco’s Mission District

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Two MEDA Fondo Adelante Loan Recipients Are Semifinalists for 2019 James Beard Awards

  • On: March 12, 2019
  • By: cgil

If you’ve never heard of Palestinian musakhan (braised chicken with sumac and caramelized onions) or Cambodian amok (catfish steamed in a ...

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MEDA Awards Two ¡Viva! Grants for “Adelante: Moving California Families Forward,” With Financial-Capability Initiative

  • On: March 4, 2019
  • By: cgil

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@m ...

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San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 3850 18th St.: “Redefining Public Housing”

  • On: February 28, 2019
  • By: cgil

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@m ...

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I am so grateful to MEDA. I am positive about my family’s future once again.”
Saul Chavez, Owner, El Gran Taco Loco