Community Real Estate Archives

As COVID-19 Reshapes the Real Estate Landscape, MEDA Triples Down on Preservation

Photo: November 2016 photo of residents of 10-unit MEDA Small Sites property at 3329 20th St. in San Francisco’s Mission District. by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng In the initial four months of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there have been catastrophic economic and health consequences for our Mission District Latino community. Our families…

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A Tale of Two Buildings: MEDA Small Sites Program Purchases Continue Across San Francisco Despite COVID-19 Community Challenges

Thirty-two apartment buildings. A total of 180,000+ square feet in 256 units, with 225 residential and 31 commercial spaces. The numbers say it all when it comes to MEDA’s Small Sites Program purchases in San Francisco over the past five years. While focused in the Mission/Bernal Heights, there have now been seven purchases in other…

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San Francisco’s Community Opportunity to Purchase Act: Reflections On COPA One Year In

by Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver With it being almost one year since the implementation of San Francisco’s pioneering Community Opportunity to Purchase Act, known as COPA for short, we were asked by SPUR to reflect on the successes and challenges of this program that aims to preserve affordable housing. It is…

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San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of Mission Dolores “Redefining Public Housing”

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 28, 2020 San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of Mission Dolores “Redefining Public Housing” Taking the helm for fiscal matters of a scaling organization with increasing national influence San Francisco — Officials will join Mission…

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Topping Out Ceremony for Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom 100% Affordable-Housing Development, Anticipated Spring 2021 Move-In Date

The sky was the limit today, a milestone being reached when the top girder was raised on the ninth floor of MEDA’s Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom 100% affordable-housing development in San Francisco’s Mission District. This topping out was on schedule, at exactly one year and a day after breaking ground at a former parking…

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Equitable Affordability: Citi Community Development, Grounded Solutions Network Announce MEDA as a Community Land Trust Accelerator Fund Recipient

Photo: 2205 Mission St. in San Francisco. 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. 2, 2020 Equitable Affordability: Citi Community Development, Grounded Solutions Network Announce MEDA as a Community Land Trust Accelerator Fund Recipient Flagship capital grant program advances housing…

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Mayor Breed Announces Preservation of Affordable Housing in the Richmond 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 Dec. 12, 2019 Preservation of Apartment Building in the Richmond District Prevents Eviction Twelve residential homes will remain permanently affordable thanks to the City’s Small Sites Program San Francisco — Mayor London N. Breed…

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Mayor London Breed and Community Organizations Announce Purchase of Historic Property to Save and Preserve Centro Social Obrero

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 20, 2019 Mayor London Breed and Community Organizations Announce Purchase of Historic Property to Save and Preserve Centro Social Obrero Transaction will keep 50-year-old organization, Mission Language and Vocational School, in its Mission…

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Mayor London Breed Tours 100 Percent Affordable Senior Housing at Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell to Advocate for Prop A Passage

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 11, 2019 Mayor London Breed Tours 100 Percent Affordable Senior Housing at Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell to Advocate for Prop A Passage Prop A will fund hundreds more homes for San Francisco…

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Mayor London Breed Announces Acquisition of Housing and the El Rio Bar Through the City’s Small Sites Program

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 9, 2019 Mayor London Breed Announces Acquisition of Housing and the El Rio Bar Through the City’s Small Sites Program Eight residential homes in the Mission-Bernal Heights neighborhood will remain permanently affordable as…

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