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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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Community Partners Save Mission District Property from Ellis Act Evictions

Years ago, the sprawling, Mission District Victorian at 2976 23rd Street @ Harrison did not hold the allure of an address on Union Street in Pacific Heights or Jackson Street in Presidio Heights. There are no “heights” in this low area that lacks quintessential San Francisco views and was anything but a tony address when most…

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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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