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A Rough Start for Young Artist Diamond Linan, Who Can’t Afford to Stay in San Francisco

Independence. That’s the word that immediately come to mind for 23-year-old Diamond Linan when she thinks of San Francisco. The sad thing is that the recent graduate of the Academy of Art University can no longer afford to stay in her adopted hometown. San Francisco was long a city that attracted artistic types like Diamond,…

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How to Help Those Affected by the Mission and 29th Streets Fire in San Francisco

MEDA is providing services and addressing the needs of those affected by the June 18, 2016 fire at Mission and 29th streets. Here is how the community can get involved. TENANT NEEDS There were 58 tenants displaced by the fire at Mission and 29th streets. The main thing that most people can provide to support these…

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Press Release: Mayor Lee Refuses To Address Urgent Crisis with San Francisco’s Latino Community

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2016 Mayor Lee Refuses To Address Urgent Crisis with San Francisco’s Latino Community Press Conference to be Held Tomorrow San Francisco, Calif. — The San Francisco Latino Parity and Equity Coalition has warned Mayor Lee that his…

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The (Legal) Case for Fair Housing in San Francisco

A look today on real estate site Zillow showcased a dire picture for anyone looking to move to San Francisco’s Mission District. Median rent: $4,794. Median home price: $1.22 million. Zillow describes the market in the 94110 ZIP code as “very hot.” It’s even worse for vulnerable residents at risk of displacement. Artists. Working-class folks….

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San Francisco Family’s Eviction Averted as they Become New Homeowners

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 13, 2016 San Francisco Family’s Eviction Averted as they Become New Homeowners Joint effort of MOHCD, MEDA and Umpqua Bank to create fairness in housing San Francisco, Calif. — Like many other Californians last week, the Palacios family of San Francisco were…

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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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