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Imara Duarte Persevera: Asegura Una Nueva Casa de BMR, y Tiene Interés de Comenzar Una Pequeña Empresa

(English follows Spanish) por Alejandro Bautista Imara Duarte abandonó su tierra natal a los doce años en 1984 cuando su padre solicitó a ella y el resto de su familia, para que vinieran a los Estados Unidos en búsqueda de una vida mejor. El área de la bahía de San Francisco ha sido su hogar…

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Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng’s Speech at 25 Sanchez RAD Rededication Event

As we turn the calendar to 2019, it’s the perfect time to reflect on new beginnings. That is definitely the case for 25 Sanchez. Looking around at this refurbished property I am delighted to see a prime example of collective impact. It was four-and-a-half years ago when taking on the City’s call for nonprofits to…

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Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Mandelman and Community Leaders Celebrate the Reopening of Affordable Housing in District 8 at 25 Sanchez

(Left to right): District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Mayor London Breed, 25 Sanchez Resident Geraldo B. Chang Calderon, MEDA’s Karoleen Feng and BRIDGE Housing’s Cynthia Parker. Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10, 2019 Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Mandelman…

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Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development Has Secured Construction Financing

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 28, 2018 Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development Has Secured Construction Financing Groundbreaking slated for end of January 2019 San Francisco — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and Chinatown Community Development Center…

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CEO Luis Granados’ Speech at 462 Duboce “Redefining Public Housing” Celebration

Welcome. My name is Luis Granados, and I am the CEO of the Mission Economic Development Agency. December is a month of traditions and reflections. As we take this moment to rededicate 462 Duboce as quality, stable housing for our residents and neighbors, I would like reflect on how MEDA began this journey. It was…

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San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 462 Duboce at “Redefining Public Housing” Event

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 13, 2018 San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 462 Duboce “Redefining Public Housing” Event San Francisco — Officials will join Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and BRIDGE Housing at 11:30 a.m. today to celebrate the…

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MEDA’s Karoleen Feng Awarded Certificate of Honor from San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Affordable-Housing Work Praised

As MEDA staff filled the pews at the regular Tuesday San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ meeting today at City Hall, it was anything but a “regular” day for Karoleen Feng, who is usually busy crunching numbers on complex real estate transactions that will reverse displacement. That’s because District 11 Supervisor Asha Safai (photo, back row,…

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A Community Effort Creates Affordable and Quality Housing at 60 28th St.

Last December when MEDA Assistant Project Manager Veronica Lira first caught a glimpse of 60 28th St. in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights, she knew a significant challenge lay ahead. The building had a staggering 11 Notices of Violation from the City — violations that had been open for three years, leaving the residents in subpar…

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The Ecosystem to Cultivate Latino Generational Wealth and Power Building

Co-authored by: Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Integrated Services Manager Ernesto Martinez Business Development Program Manager Edwin Rodriguez Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver Community Real Estate Project Assistant Juan Diego Castro With hundreds traveling from across the country to convene in San Antonio for the National Association of Latino Community…

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Q&A: Fighting Gentrification and Displacement via San Francisco’s Small Sites Program

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng MEDA launched its Community Real Estate program just four years ago, as a proactive, aggressive response to the unprecedented gentrification and subsequent displacement occurring in San Francisco’s Mission District, long a welcoming neighborhood for Latino immigrants. We pivoted from being a 45-year-old direct-services agency to becoming an…

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