Community Real Estate Archives - Page 9 of 11

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MEDA and BRIDGE Housing Use RAD Program to Better Life of 255 Woodside Public Housing Resident

“Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined I’d be living in Twin Peaks when I was growing up in the predominantly black Fillmore or, as it’s now called, the Western Addition,” says 60-something Ernest Herndon, who is blessed with a definite gift of gab. It was a long road to travel the few…

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MEDA Uses San Francisco’s Small Sites Program to Save 13 Vulnerable Tenants of 1500 Cortland Avenue

When MEDA’s Johnny Oliver and Dairo Romero heard that 1500 Cortland Avenue was potentially facing foreclosure, they seized the opportunity to avail the vulnerable residents of their tenants’ rights … and their options. The multi-unit Bernal Heights property was ripe for speculation — a likely target to be flipped by converting rentals into Tenancies in…

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HUD Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti Visits Two MEDA/BRIDGE Housing RAD Sites

With a $26 billion backlog of deferred maintenance at public housing sites nationwide, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) knew an innovative approach was needed to remedy the situation. That was the genesis of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, now in effect throughout the land, including San Francisco. This means the…

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A New Park Means the Greening of the Mission this St. Patrick’s Day

A long-awaited vision became reality today during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new park at the corner of Folsom and 17th streets in the Mission. What is currently a large swath of concrete serving as a parking lot will now be transformed into a green space for the community, with a scheduled opening in 300…

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MEDA Saves Founding Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center Via Small Sites Program

­­ Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2016 MEDA Saves Founding Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center Community support made MEDA purchase possible, with nonprofit and tenants saved San Francisco, Calif. — After many months of effort, the Mission Economic Development Agency…

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Second Fire at Mission and 22nd Streets Structure Showcases Danger

Roberto Hernandez Our Mission, NO Eviction latinzoneprod@aol.com J. Scott Weaver San Francisco Tenants Union jscottweaver@aol.com Gabriel Medina Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) gmedina@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar. 14, 2016 Second Fire at Mission and 22nd Streets Structure Showcases Danger Community demands immediate plan for reconstruction or sale of building San Francisco, Calif. — After a second fire…

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Community Opposes Order in Place to Raze Mission and 22nd Streets Structure

Roberto Hernandez Our Mission, NO Eviction latinzoneprod@aol.com J. Scott Weaver San Francisco Tenants Union jscottweaver@aol.com Gabriel Medina Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) gmedina@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 22, 2016 Order in Place to Raze Mission and 22nd Streets Structure Community demands protection of 58 tenants’ right of return San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission community…

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CRC Guest Blog: Families Win When Banks Stop Funding Displacement

by Executive Director Paulina Gonzalez, California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) Displacement of long-term San Francisco residents has become an all-too-common trend. Families, seniors, people of color, and other low- and middle-income renters are being pushed out of their homes to make way for higher-income, usually less-diverse renters and homebuyers; however, this displacement isn’t happening in a silo….

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MEDA and SFCLT Save Five At-Risk Properties Using City’s Small Sites Program

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org Tracy Parent Organizational Director San Francisco Community Land Trust (SFCLT) (415) 399-1490 tparent@sfclt.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 10, 2016 MEDA and SFCLT Save Five At-Risk Properties Using City’s Small Sites Program Work with MOHCD to save longtime San Francisco tenants from…

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MEDA Clients, Including Ellis Act Evictee, Win BMR Condo Lottery for the Rockwell

It takes plenty of work to get prepared to buy a property in San Francisco. That’s why MEDA’s Housing Opportunities team sometimes work with clients for a year or more, with an initial six-hour workshop followed by tailored one-on-one coaching. There’s getting that credit score up (720 or higher is the goal.) There’s saving for a downpayment. There’s…

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