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MEDA Awarded AHEAD Grant from Federal Home Loan Bank, San Francisco to Help Latinx and Immigrant Businesses Weather the COVID-19 Crisis

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. 11, 2020 MEDA Awarded AHEAD Grant from Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Funding to help Mission District Latinx and immigrant entrepreneurs weather the COVID-19 pandemic San Francisco — The Federal Home…

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MEDA Pivots to Rapidly Deploy $4.3 Million in Paycheck Protection Program Loans for Bay Area Small Businesses in Need

by Fondo Adelante Small Business Loan Officer Pablo Solares The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was much applauded — and even more needed — when passed by the U.S. Congress at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. This monumental legislation sought to economically support small ventures which had suddenly lost business due to the public health…

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San Francisco Latino Parity and Equity Coalition Advocates for Community Resources in Face of Catastrophic COVID-19 Crisis

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2020 San Francisco Latino Parity and Equity Coalition Advocates for Community Resources in Face of Catastrophic COVID-19 Crisis Virtual press conference to showcase dire need for resources during and after the pandemic…

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Critical Needs of Latino Community Members Seeking COVID-19 Services in San Francisco’s Mission District

by Senior Analyst Ryan Fukumori Organizations in the Mission District serve a community that is predominantly Latino, with many non-English speakers and immigrants, including undocumented residents. This community has disproportionately suffered the financial and health-related effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These disparities can be attributed to preexisting structural inequalities, with many Latinos clustered in industries…

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Pivoting During COVID-19 Pandemic, MEDA Offers Businesses Revamped Technical Assistance Coupled with a Reimagining of Spaces

MEDA has been strengthening small businesses in San Francisco’s Mission District since 1973, initially providing loan bundling that has now scaled to include free eight-week workshops, one-on-one coaching, technical assistance and access to capital via Fondo Adelante, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with about 100 low-interest loans in its portfolio. This work has generally…

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Mayor London Breed Announces New Mobile Testing Site in the Mission and Right to Recover Program to Provide Financial Support For Residents Who Test Positive For COVID-19

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (from Office of the Mayor) July 9, 2020 Mayor London Breed Announces New Mobile Testing Site in the Mission and Right to Recover Program to Provide Financial Support For Residents Who Test Positive For…

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Mission Community Organizations’ Letter to The Honorable London Breed, Mayor, City of San Francisco: COVID-19 Request for Action to Address Socioeconomic Vulnerabilities for Low-Income Latinos in San Francisco

June 5, 2020 The Honorable London Breed Mayor, City of San Francisco City Hall, Room 200 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102 Via Electronic Mail Re: COVID-19 Request for Action to Address Socioeconomic Vulnerabilities for Low-Income Latinos in San Francisco Dear Mayor Breed: The undersigned community organizations respectfully request your support…

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SF HELP Unveiled Locally, Goal to Assist Small-Business Owners Left Out of Federal Paycheck Protection Program

by Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen When in March Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program, simply referred to as PPP in the news, the idea was that small-business owners could keep their employees on payroll as their venture was sustained during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, PPP failed to live up to its expectations….

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Mayor London Breed Announces Expansion in Financial Relief for Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (from Office of the Mayor) June 4, 2020 Mayor London Breed Announces Expansion in Financial Relief for Small Business Impacted by COVID-19 Second Phase of Funding includes $6.5 million to support over 300 small…

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