Community Real Estate Archives

U.S. Resiliency Council Awards Gold Rating to Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell, Milestone as First Multifamily Affordable Housing Building to Ever Receive this Honor

When MEDA and co-developer Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC) set out to build 94 units of housing for seniors, it sought to ensure that these vulnerable San Franciscans had not just affordable housing, but quality housing. That effort was recently recognized by the United States Resiliency Council (USRC), which awarded Casa Adelante – 1296…

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MEDA Leading the Charge in Affordable ADU Completion, Streamlines Replicable Model for Affordable and Accessible Homes for Vulnerable Community Members

In a 49-square-mile city with 50,000 new residents added in the last five years alone, it takes innovative solutions to create more homes within the existing housing fabric. This is especially true for our most-vulnerable community members — seniors, people with disabilities and low-income residents.  One way is via the creation of Accessory-Dwelling Units (ADUs),…

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Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng’s Speech at HUD’s Asian American Pacific Islander Month Celebration

Unite Our Mission By Engaging Each Other: Inclusion, Leadership, Persistence, Relationships, Effort & Dedication As we reflect as a community today on our Asian American Pacific Islander community’s place and future in the Bay Area, in California and across the land, let’s first remember to applaud our diversity — and our longtime contributions to this…

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Community Effort Leads to Small Sites Program Purchase, Saves Longtime 520 Shrader St. Residents from Impending Ellis Act Evictions in the Haight

“While I’ve spent my career protecting wildlife habitats, facing an Ellis Act eviction brought home the fact that my understanding of human habitats paled in comparison,” claims Bay Area native Jude Stalker (photo, right), a resident of 520 Shrader St. This property is a Victorian in a prime location just a stone’s throw away from…

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Mayor London Breed and Community Members Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom New Affordable Housing 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 May 10, 2019 Mayor London Breed and Community Members Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom New Affordable Housing in the Mission New 100 percent affordable housing project will create 143 affordable…

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Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell Completes Topping Out, Mission Affordable-Housing Development for Seniors Slated for Move-In by End of Year

It was an exciting day not just for MEDA, but for the entire Mission District today. That’s because the celebration of the topping out of an affordable-housing development took place after a decade-long dearth of such units being built in the neighborhood. The ceremonial site was Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell, its nine stories now…

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Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development Has Closed On Construction Financing

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2019 Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development Has Closed On Construction Financing Groundbreaking slated for spring for 143-unit 100 percent affordable-housing development San Francisco — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)…

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Mayor London Breed and Community Leaders Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Affordable Housing in the Mission District

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 30, 2019 Mayor London Breed and Community Leaders Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Affordable Housing in the Mission District Casa Adelante will provide 127 permanently affordable apartments for low-income…

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Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng’s Speech at 25 Sanchez RAD Rededication Event

As we turn the calendar to 2019, it’s the perfect time to reflect on new beginnings. That is definitely the case for 25 Sanchez. Looking around at this refurbished property I am delighted to see a prime example of collective impact. It was four-and-a-half years ago when taking on the City’s call for nonprofits to…

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Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Mandelman and Community Leaders Celebrate the Reopening of Affordable Housing in District 8 at 25 Sanchez

(Left to right): District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Mayor London Breed, 25 Sanchez Resident Geraldo B. Chang Calderon, MEDA’s Karoleen Feng and BRIDGE Housing’s Cynthia Parker. Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10, 2019 Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Mandelman…

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