Mission District San Francisco Blog

MEDA Announces $250K Fund to Address Latino Community Challenges During 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 June 23, 2020 MEDA Announces $250K Fund to Address Latino Community Challenges During COVID-19 Crisis Funding will expand already successful promotoras community outreach model San Francisco — Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) today announced…

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MEDA Supports Supreme Court Decision Guaranteeing Fairness of Employment Opportunities for LGBTQIA+ Community Members

MEDA was pleased to see on June 15 that the Supreme Court moved LGBTQIA+ rights another huge step forward.  The court’s majority opinion asserted that the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s prohibition on sex discrimination in employment also banned bias based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  With this ruling, millions of LGBTQIA+ Americans have been…

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MEDA Reaffirms Support of Dreamers, Backs Supreme Court Decision that President Trump Wrongly Ended the Program

At MEDA, we have had the privilege to work alongside amazing young Dreamers who are an integral part of the bright future of our community — and the nation. Our organization has long taken proactive steps to ensure these talented Latinx community members still have a chance to attain the American Dream.  That is why…

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A Tale of Two Buildings: MEDA Small Sites Program Purchases Continue Across San Francisco Despite COVID-19 Community Challenges

Thirty-two apartment buildings. A total of 180,000+ square feet in 256 units, with 225 residential and 31 commercial spaces. The numbers say it all when it comes to MEDA’s Small Sites Program purchases in San Francisco over the past five years. While focused in the Mission/Bernal Heights, there have now been seven purchases in other…

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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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MEDA Reconfirms Alliance with Black Lives Matter, Denounces the Unconscionable Police Murder of George Floyd

Our hearts were heavy as George Floyd was eulogized this week. His murder at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer is still difficult to process 11 days after the video began circulating worldwide. The only answer as to why this happened is a culture of police brutality combined with the viral plague of white…

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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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Mission Promise Neighborhood Pivots to Best Support the Latino Immigrant Community During COVID-19 Crisis

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya Like other Promise Neighborhoods, our work has escalated due to COVID-19, but we’ve built the community infrastructure to meet this moment. The challenge and the pivot Latinos make up 80% of COVID-19 hospitalizations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and 25% of all cases in San Francisco, despite…

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Feliciano Vera Rejoins MEDA, Takes on Role of Chief Strategy Officer

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 11, 2020 Feliciano Vera Rejoins MEDA, Takes on Role of Chief Strategy Officer Taking the helm to share MEDA’s model and further scale building equity through Latino wealth, place and power nationwide San…

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