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MEDA and CCDC Awarded 2070 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2015 MEDA and CCDC Awarded 2070 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development 101-Unit Development to Stabilize Mission District as a Neighborhood of Promise San Francisco, CA – The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) has awarded the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and…

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Mission Housing Story: MEDA Makes Offer in Attempt to Keep Artists and Multigenerational Family in their Home

“I used to be able to work three days a week as a waitress in the Castro and afford to rent a room, plus an artist’s studio in the Mission,” explains Kate Nichols (photo, left). By 2007, she had saved up enough money from waitressing and painting sales to work on her art full time….

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A Face of Mission Displacement: 
Tenant Gabriela Navarro and Neighbors Subject to Intimidation

It’s been a sweet home on Alabama for Gabriela Navarro, as she’s enjoyed her Mission flat and living with a trio of roommates who all equally love life in their diverse community. That all changed recently when the prospective new owners of the property greeted Gaby by initially asking, “What are your plans?” This surprised…

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A Movement is Started, Even as a Pause on Mission Luxury Housing Falls Just Short of Passage

As it neared midnight on Tuesday, after many hours of impassioned debate and testimony from the community, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors failed to pass a 45-day pause on Mission luxury housing. The vote was seven ayes and four nays, two short of what is required for passage. While District 9 Supervisor Campos’ measure went…

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Packed Meeting to Discuss Affordable Housing and Jobs for All in the Mission

A sobering San Francisco Chronicle article yesterday morning confirmed what most Bay Area residents already know: we live in the most expensive rental market in the nation. The numbers tell it all, as rents were up 14.8 percent from 2013 to 2014, with an average rent in San Francisco now $3,129. Working-class families will soon…

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MEDA Discusses Lack of Affordable Housing with San Francisco’s Tech Giants

The subject of affordable housing or, more specifically, the lack thereof in San Francisco, was front and center last night at Bloomberg’s Pier 3 offices on the Embarcadero, with a crowd in the hundreds attending. A panel comprising Chief Economist Jed Kolko of Trulia, Jeff Buckley, who is Senior Advisor on Housing to Mayor Ed…

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Numbers Crunched on Mission District San Francisco Housing Crunch

The Evaluation Task When Severin Saenz of MEDA’s adroit Evaluation Team received a request to delve into tax stats from the 2014 season, she knew some interesting community facts would be ascertained. Little did she realize to what extent. Saenz was tasked with gleaning information from approximately 3,400 tax returns–prepared for free by MEDA staff…

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