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10,000 BMR Applications Showcases Community Outreach Success, With Need Still Great

Walk in MEDA’s neighborhood center, Plaza Adelante, on any given Wednesday afternoon and you will see dozens of determined community members, during walk-in hours, seeking housing assistance from a trusted neighborhood organization. It is not easy securing affordable apartment rentals, and the application process can seem daunting, especially if you have a language barrier or…

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Después de Ser Desalojada Sin Justificación Bianca Ruíz no se Rinde y Encuentra un Nuevo Hogar en San Francisco

(English follows Spanish) por Alejandro Bautista Nativa a San Francisco, Bianca Ruiz, es hija de padres inmigrantes que llegaron por separado a los Estados Unidos en 1990 desde México. El padre de Bianca es de Michoacán mientras que su madre es de Sinaloa. Ambos emigraron por separado en busca de una vida mejor y más…

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Alyssa P. Doubles Down, Finds Affordable Housing in the Mission for Herself and Twin Girls in MEDA Small Sites Program Property

San Francisco native Alyssa P. proudly tells of the fact that she grew up in the Mission, ZIP code 94110 — the third generation of her family to do so. Some relatives were fishermen at the Wharf way back when, all coming home to the Mission each night. Unfortunately, as a young adult, Alyssa found…

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La Determinación de la Familia Rodríguez los Lleva a un Nuevo Hogar de Bajo Costo

(English follows Spanish) por Alejandro Bautista En el 2001, Claudia Rodríguez, de 25 años, y su esposo Roberto, de 27 años, emigraron de su natal México a San Francisco. Roberto ya había pasado algún tiempo en una ciudad cerca de la Bahía, por lo que le pidió a Claudia que se dirigiera al norte con…

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Showcasing the Need for Affordable and Stable Housing: One Story

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 2: FAMILIES HAVE AFFORDABLE AND STABLE HOUSING Affordable and stable housing is fundamental to health, employment, educational achievement and economic security. MEDA seeks to ensure that families are housed in permanently…

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MEDA Speech at Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Groundbreaking

Luis Granados speech Welcome. My name is Luis Granados and I am the Chief Executive Officer of the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA). It is an honor to be standing here today. The adjacent park and this parking lot were long-fought-for as community benefits. It is great to see that In Chan Kaajal Park has…

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Victoria Para Victoria Nieto: Aseguró Vivienda Económica en San Francisco

(English follows Spanish) No es una tarea fácil llegar con $4,000 para pagar la renta cada mes especialmente cuando una mamá soltera tiene que cuidar a su hija de 5 años. Eso era lo que la familia de  Victoria Nieto, una inmigrante de El Salvador estaba tratando de hacer para mantener su vivienda. La familia…

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Imara Duarte Persevera: Asegura Una Nueva Casa de BMR, y Tiene Interés de Comenzar Una Pequeña Empresa

(English follows Spanish) por Alejandro Bautista Imara Duarte abandonó su tierra natal a los doce años en 1984 cuando su padre solicitó a ella y el resto de su familia, para que vinieran a los Estados Unidos en búsqueda de una vida mejor. El área de la bahía de San Francisco ha sido su hogar…

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Affordable-Housing Promotoras Honored by San Francisco Board of Supervisors

“These promotoras are the most effective and committed to helping others apply for affordable housing in San Francisco.” So said MEDA Community Organizer Dairo Romero at an August 3 celebration of 642 below-market-rate (BMR) apartment applications being put in by the Latino community, with the assistance of these 12 community outreach workers. Romero’s statement is…

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Couple Does Themselves Proud After a No-Fault Eviction, Moves into New BMR Apartment this SF Pride

While grateful to be living with an empathetic friend since January, couple Margarita Contreras (photo, right) and Ana Luisa Murga (photo, left) missed having their privacy. This arrangement followed an expensive month in a hotel after an owner move-in displaced the Excelsior residents from their in-law unit. Margarita and Ana Luisa hail from the same…

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