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Mission Elders of the Week: Fran Taylor & Iris Biblowitz

Name: Fran Taylor & Iris Biblowitz Ages: 67 and 70 Born in: Hyattsville, Md. & Jamaica, N.Y. Current Neighborhood: Mission When and why did you make San Francisco your home? I met Iris in Boston over 40 years ago. Not long after, in 1976, we both moved to San Francisco in a beat up, old station…

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Mission Elder of the Week: Sharon York

Name: Sharon York Born in: United States Current Neighborhood: Mission When and why did you make San Francisco your home? I came to San Francisco in 1976 following the anti-war movement and became very active. I am currently retired, but considering working again because everything is very expensive in this neighborhood. How long have you lived in in the Mission? I…

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Mission Elder of the Week: Clara Luz Quezada
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Mission Elder of the Week: Clara Luz Quezada

Name: Clara Luz Quezada Born in: Guatemala Current Neighborhood: Mission When and why did you make San Francisco your home? We had to leave Guatemala in 1955 because of political turmoil. My grandparents took their kids and grandchildren and we fled to the U.S. for refuge and for better opportunities such as education and work. How do you love…

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Mission Elder of the Week: Amelia Andrade

Name: Amelia Andrade Born in: Mexico Current Neighborhood: Mission (Navigation Center) Ages: 62 years old Why did you make San Francisco your home? I came from Mexico looking for a better future. I came to the Mission, but was unable to find a place to stay because of the high rents. What is your current living situation? Right now I am homeless…

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1296 Shotwell, Mission - Elder of the Week
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Mission Elders of the Week: Juan and Maria Aguillón

Names: Juan and Maria Aguillón Born in: El Salvador Current Neighborhood: On the border of San Francisco and Daly City Ages: 57 and 67 years old When and why did you make San Francisco your home? We arrived to San Francisco in the mid-1980’s to escape the civil war in our native country, El Salvador. Since then, Juan has been…

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Employee of the Year, Karoleen Feng
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On Being Honored as MEDA’s 2016 “Employee of the Year”

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng “My hope is that we can offer hope to our low-income families, so that for generations to come these families can continue to call the Mission their home.” That statement concluded my acceptance speech when I was honored as 2016 “Employee of the Year” at the Oct….

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A RAD Story: Remodeled Apartment in Just Six Weeks for Shirley Murphy at 25 Sanchez

“The process was quicker than I thought. I figured it would be longer than that,” says Shirley Murphy of the mere six weeks it took for her unit to be completely refurbished at 25 Sanchez. During the refurbishment, Shirley was relocated within the same building to provide the best situation possible for the San Francisco…

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A RAD Story: John Britt Feeling Blessed for Remodeled Studio at 462 Duboce

John Britt always dreamed of  living in the “big city “– the one just a few miles from the West Oakland home of his youth. That life in San Francisco became reality in 1990, after John got out of the Navy; unfortunately, the dream eventually fell apart when John’s mother passed away and he fell…

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MEDA and TNDC Launch 1990 Folsom Street Development with Prop A Funds

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2016  MEDA and TNDC Launch 1990 Folsom Street Development with Prop A Funds A 143-unit, mixed-use affordable housing and arts project to further stabilize Mission San Francisco, Calif. — The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD)…

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MEDA August 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Dylan Hamilton

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers — the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home.  Name: Dylan Hamilton Program: Community Real Estate Why did…

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