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Community Demands 2918-2924 Mission Street Development be 100 Percent Affordable Housing

A spirited conversation took place at a meeting last Wednesday, as concerned residents discussed the latest market-rate development slated for their ever-pricier neighborhood: 2918-2924 Mission Street, between 25th and 26th streets. Issues brought up ran the gamut from building height to dust during construction to safety for children at the school located in the alley behind the…

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Mission Neighborhood Stabilization Plan Released by Community

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2015 Mission Neighborhood Stabilization Plan Released by Community Aims to keep the Mission’s Latino and working-class populations intact via implementation of affordable-housing strategies San Francisco, CA—The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has worked with renowned organizations and the community to…

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MEDA and Community Members Rally in Sacramento to Restrict Ellis Act Evictions in San Francisco

Back in 1983, Jerome Nash was a landlord in the coastal Southern California city of Santa Monica. Nash decided he no longer wanted to be in the rental business, so he challenged Santa Monica’s local measure the citizenry had passed to counter the more than 1,300 units of rental housing that had been razed in…

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MEDA’s Granados on San Francisco Chronicle Panel: To Whom Does the Mission Belong?

The Mission Dolores Academy, at the spot the city was started in 1776, was the appropriate venue for a community forum on the changes going on in the rapidly gentrifying Mission. Hosted by the San Francisco Chronicle, with reporter Joe Garofoli as moderator, this forum served as a follow up to the paper’s recent, in-depth…

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San Francisco Tenant Win: Son Keeps Rent Control of Parents’ Former Apartment

San Francisco rents were a different story in 2003 when teenager Brian Govender moved into an Alamo Square apartment with his parents, Parmanathan and Marilyn. The initial rent for an apartment in the nine-unit property on Fell Street: $1,495 per month, which was fairly typical after the fallout from the dot.com bust of the late…

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Second “Housing Town Hall” Facilitated by Mission Promise Neighborhood

Everett Middle School combined empathy with education last night as underresourced, predominately Latino families from the Mission came together to share their concerns and traumas over San Francisco’s continuing housing crisis. Held by the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), this was the second such event of 2014. The first “Housing Town Hall” was held at Bryant…

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Hidden Mortgage Clause: Predatory Loan Issues Continue in SF

You may think issues around nefarious predatory lending from a few years back (aka the “Great Recession”) have all but disappeared. MEDA knows this is definitely not the case, as each week a number of clients still come to its Homeownership program for foreclosure assistance. “We still see people in trouble from predatory-lending practices. These…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Task: Helping Students in Transitional Housing

Being a family success coach for the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) team is an exciting, impactful job, with its goal of guiding kids on a cradle-to-college-to-career continuum. This federal program is based on the successful Harlem Children’s Zone in New York, now replicated by MEDA and 26 community partners at a quartet of poor-performing schools…

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HomeownershipSF Expo to Showcase Options to Get Into San Francisco Housing Market

Everyone knows how expensive housing is in the Bay Area. The idea of owning your own home, especially in the city of San Francisco, can be daunting. According to the California Association of Realtors latest statistics, the median single-family home price in San Francisco has risen to $964,670, up a whopping 28.6% year over year,…

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MEDA’s Policy Manager Gabriel Medina Speaks in Sacramento to Slow Ellis Act Evictions

On Tuesday, April 8th, an important hearing was held in California’s state capital of Sacramento. SB 1439, put forth by assemblyman Mark Leno, would allow San Francisco to have jurisdiction over the state law for evictions, commonly called the Ellis Act. The city wants to enforce a five-year minimum of property ownership before Ellis Act…

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