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Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng’s Speech at 4830 Mission St. Press Conference with Mayor London Breed and District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safaí

MEDA’s purchase of 4830 Mission St. makes this a big day, but not just for us. Today is also a big day for the Excelsior … and San Francisco overall. Vivienda Adelante – 4830 Mission St. marks a huge first for affordable housing in San Francisco, as today we have not only preserved affordable housing…

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A Big Change: Small Sites Program Used by MEDA to Convert 4830 Mission St. into Affordable Housing

When MEDA recently closed on its 22nd Small Sites Program building, it signaled a reimagining of how the innovative City initiative could not just preserve affordable housing, but actually create it. All prior MEDA Small Sites Program purchases already featured rent-controlled units: This is a targeted approach to keep tenants, vulnerable to no-fault eviction by…

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Groundbreaking For Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell Affordable Housing for Seniors

Photo by Alain McLaughlin. Website. Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2018 Groundbreaking For Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell Affordable Housing for Seniors First 100 percent affordable housing in San Francisco’s Mission District in a decade San Francisco…

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San Francisco Celebrates Redefining of Public Housing at 255 Woodside, Mayor Farrell Joins in Ribbon Cutting

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing & Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 255 Woodside Affordable Housing Week event: “Redefining Public Housing” San Francisco — City and County officials joined Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and BRIDGE Housing today to celebrate…

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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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