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CEO Luis Granados’ Speech at 462 Duboce “Redefining Public Housing” Celebration

Welcome. My name is Luis Granados, and I am the CEO of the Mission Economic Development Agency. December is a month of traditions and reflections. As we take this moment to rededicate 462 Duboce as quality, stable housing for our residents and neighbors, I would like reflect on how MEDA began this journey. It was…

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San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 462 Duboce at “Redefining Public Housing” Event

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 13, 2018 San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 462 Duboce “Redefining Public Housing” Event San Francisco — Officials will join Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and BRIDGE Housing at 11:30 a.m. today to celebrate the…

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MEDA’s Karoleen Feng Awarded Certificate of Honor from San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Affordable-Housing Work Praised

As MEDA staff filled the pews at the regular Tuesday San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ meeting today at City Hall, it was anything but a “regular” day for Karoleen Feng, who is usually busy crunching numbers on complex real estate transactions that will reverse displacement. That’s because District 11 Supervisor Asha Safai (photo, back row,…

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A Community Effort Creates Affordable and Quality Housing at 60 28th St.

Last December when MEDA Assistant Project Manager Veronica Lira first caught a glimpse of 60 28th St. in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights, she knew a significant challenge lay ahead. The building had a staggering 11 Notices of Violation from the City — violations that had been open for three years, leaving the residents in subpar…

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Q&A: Creating Community-Serving Commercial Spaces

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Senior Project Manager Feliciano Vera MEDA launched its Community Real Estate program just four years ago, as a proactive, aggressive response to the unprecedented gentrification and subsequent displacement occurring in San Francisco’s Mission District, long a welcoming neighborhood for Latino immigrants and small businesses. We pivoted…

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Q&A: Fighting Gentrification and Displacement via San Francisco’s Small Sites Program

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng MEDA launched its Community Real Estate program just four years ago, as a proactive, aggressive response to the unprecedented gentrification and subsequent displacement occurring in San Francisco’s Mission District, long a welcoming neighborhood for Latino immigrants. We pivoted from being a 45-year-old direct-services agency to becoming an…

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MEDA in Escrow to Purchase Iconic 1914 Redstone Building in the Mission

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2018 MEDA in Escrow to Purchase Iconic 1914 Redstone Building in the Mission Goal to preserve San Francisco’s cultural identity, but $7 million financing gap must be closed San Francisco — The nonprofit…

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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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