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Fondo Adelante Rapid Acquisition Fund Poised to Build Capacity of Small Sites Program Across San Francisco

Co-authored by: Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen  Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Baglieri (Part 2 of 2) Small Sites. It’s anything but small. Once a $3 million pilot program with MEDA, the San Francisco Small Sites Program is today a $40 million per year housing preservation strategy funded through a combination of City general…

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MEDA Harnessing the Power of San Francisco’s Small Sites Program, 25 Buildings and 400+ Residents Saved So Far

Co-authored by: Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen  Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Baglieri (Part 1 of 2) How does a longtime community-based organization in a span of five years go from solely providing direct services to becoming an innovative affordable-housing developer? Well, MEDA’s trajectory has been unique, but it is a model now ready…

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Mayor London Breed Tours 100 Percent Affordable Senior Housing at Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell to Advocate for Prop A Passage

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 11, 2019 Mayor London Breed Tours 100 Percent Affordable Senior Housing at Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell to Advocate for Prop A Passage Prop A will fund hundreds more homes for San Francisco…

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Mayor London Breed Announces the Acquisition and Preservation of First Small Sites Building in the Sunset

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2019 Mayor London Breed Announces the Acquisition and Preservation of First Small Sites Building in the Sunset With Small Sites Program acquisition, six multi-generational families will be able to remain in their…

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10,000 BMR Applications Showcases Community Outreach Success, With Need Still Great

Walk in MEDA’s neighborhood center, Plaza Adelante, on any given Wednesday afternoon and you will see dozens of determined community members, during walk-in hours, seeking housing assistance from a trusted neighborhood organization. It is not easy securing affordable apartment rentals, and the application process can seem daunting, especially if you have a language barrier or…

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Después de Ser Desalojada Sin Justificación Bianca Ruíz no se Rinde y Encuentra un Nuevo Hogar en San Francisco

(English follows Spanish) por Alejandro Bautista Nativa a San Francisco, Bianca Ruiz, es hija de padres inmigrantes que llegaron por separado a los Estados Unidos en 1990 desde México. El padre de Bianca es de Michoacán mientras que su madre es de Sinaloa. Ambos emigraron por separado en busca de una vida mejor y más…

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U.S. Resiliency Council Awards Gold Rating to Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell, Milestone as First Multifamily Affordable Housing Building to Ever Receive this Honor

When MEDA and co-developer Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC) set out to build 94 units of housing for seniors, it sought to ensure that these vulnerable San Franciscans had not just affordable housing, but quality housing. That effort was recently recognized by the United States Resiliency Council (USRC), which awarded Casa Adelante – 1296…

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MEDA Leading the Charge in Affordable ADU Completion, Streamlines Replicable Model for Affordable and Accessible Homes for Vulnerable Community Members

In a 49-square-mile city with 50,000 new residents added in the last five years alone, it takes innovative solutions to create more homes within the existing housing fabric. This is especially true for our most-vulnerable community members — seniors, people with disabilities and low-income residents.  One way is via the creation of Accessory-Dwelling Units (ADUs),…

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City of San Francisco Press Release: Preservation of Historic Residential Building in the Haight Prevents Eviction

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2019 Preservation of Historic Residential Building in the Haight Prevents Eviction A historic seven-unit Victorian will be preserved as permanently affordable apartments San Francisco — Supervisor Vallie Brown and community leaders celebrate…

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Community Effort Leads to Small Sites Program Purchase, Saves Longtime 520 Shrader St. Residents from Impending Ellis Act Evictions in the Haight

“While I’ve spent my career protecting wildlife habitats, facing an Ellis Act eviction brought home the fact that my understanding of human habitats paled in comparison,” claims Bay Area native Jude Stalker (photo, right), a resident of 520 Shrader St. This property is a Victorian in a prime location just a stone’s throw away from…

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