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Time to Scale a Big Idea Called Small Sites, Stem Displacement in Communities of Color

Photo: Some of the residents of 10-unit 3329 20th Street in San Francisco’s Mission. With MEDA’s Small Sites Program purchase, all can now stay in their homes. Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver MEDA established its Community Real Estate team in 2014. The goal?…

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Delivering the Promise of the Mission’s 681 Florida Community Benefit

In 2016, the Mission community stood up en masse against the market-rate development given the moniker “Beast on Bryant” due to its paucity of on-site affordable housing and community arts spaces. The outcome was a community benefit being granted by the market-rate developer: The lot was split and a portion given to the City for…

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Plaza Adelante First-Floor Reimagining to Begin in February, Adding to MEDA’s Vision for Mission Street Corridor

Family friendly. Vibrant microbusiness environment. Community anchor. These are the impassioned hopes of MEDA for the reimagining of the ground floor space of Plaza Adelante.  With this rethinking of the space, MEDA is implementing strategies of placekeeping of the Mission Street commercial corridor that has longed served as the lifeblood of the neighborhood. The goal…

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MEDA Purchases 2093 Mission St., Continuing Strategy of Anchoring Mission Street Corners

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 4, 2018 MEDA Purchases 2093 Mission St., Continuing Strategy of Anchoring Mission Street Corners Vital work to keep the Mission Street corridor a place for families to live, work and shop San Francisco, Calif. — The…

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With 2205 Mission St. Purchase, MEDA Announces Innovative and Collaborative Approach to Land Use in the Historic Mission District

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 3, 2018 MEDA Announces Innovative and Collaborative Approach to Land Use in the Historic Mission District 2205 Mission St. purchase offers 48 affordable homes, early learning center and cultural placekeeping for the Mission San Francisco,…

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The Key to Strengthening Low-Income Families: Connecting Financial Capability and Affordable-Housing Strategies

Co-authored by: Executive Director Luis Granados Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng At MEDA, we believe that given the existing housing and economic circumstances in the Mission District, San Francisco — and the Bay Area overall — it is imperative that low-income families are concurrently connected to…

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In Her Own Words: MEDA Intern Francesca Gallardo

“I completed my undergraduate in Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University; I worked my through design by participating in community organizing. I am now a second-year graduate student in the Environment and Community program at Humboldt State University. As a designer and community organizer, I found balance within affordable-housing development. I…

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MEDA to Co-Host #SaludTues Tweetchat 8/29: The Link between Health & Housing

by Eric Moreno, Salud Today! There is an undeniable link between where people live and their health. Many low-income and minority families, especially Latinos, live in highly segregated neighborhoods. Often, these neighborhoods lack access to healthy, nutritious foods, quality healthcare, and infrastructure that allows for safe physical activity. That’s not even accounting for the cost…

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Ani Rivera in Her Own Words: Organizing to Fight Eviction via Small Sites Program

MEDA just bought its 15th Small Sites Program apartment building, keeping 93 households vulnerable to eviction in place. We have shared in previous Small Sites Progam blogs how these purchases offer a targeted approach to stopping displacement in its  tracks. The strategy is for nonprofits, such as MEDA, to buy four- to 25-unit properties —…

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Family Wins Lottery and Moves into BMR Apartment at Five 88 in San Francisco

“Our bathroom is larger than the one room my two children and I used to share,” says a thankful Juana Martinez of her two-bedroom apartment at brand-new FIVE 88 in San Francisco’s burgeoning Mission Bay. Juana (photo, right, showing winning lottery ticket) is the devoted mother of sons Eduardo, a seventh-grader at Everett Middle School,…

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