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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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Gabriel Medina Ellis Act Evictions
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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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Mission District San Francisco Town Hall Addresses Lower-Income Residents’ Concerns

MEDA facilitates school meeting about housing crisis and families under stress On March 19th, Bryant Elementary in the Mission District played host to an insightful Housing Town Hall to bring the community together to express their concerns about the rising cost of San Francisco apartments. Turnout exceeded expectations—emblematic of the breadth of the issues facing…

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Affordable Housing for Mission District San Francisco Residents

The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and BRIDGE Housing Corporation propose to co-develop and preserve the Mission/Castro cluster, a grouping of over 400 apartments for seniors, to sustain and expand affordable housing opportunities in San Francisco. With this partnership, the power of MEDA’s community-based vision and asset-building approach will be complemented by BRIDGE’s strength as…

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San Francisco housing dreams haunted by debt

San Francisco Chronicle wrote an article about the importance of financial capability services and a collective effort to ensure housing for a San Francisco family. For MEDA’s credit building services call 415.282.3334 x115 or email financialed@medasf.org Read online _______________________________ By Marisa Lagos Thursday, December 5, 2013 The Ramirez family dreamed about a home of their…

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