Mission District San Francisco Blog

Residents of 3329-3333 20th Street Organize and Fight Eviction, as MEDA Buys Building via City’s Small Sites Program

When the MEDA Community Real Estate team saw a realtor’s prominently placed billboard advertising that 3329-3333 20th Street in the Mission was on the market, they knew of the urgency to reach out to the tenants, who could all be vulnerable to eviction. The feel at 3329-3333 20th Street is that of a community within…

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City Celebrates 100 Apartments Protected Under San Francisco’s Small Sites Program

Press release from May Ed Lee’s Office, April 25, 2017. Mayor Lee Celebrates 100 Apartments Protected Under City’s Small Sites Program Recent purchase of properties adds to growing list of housing preserved in Richmond, Mission, North Beach, Bernal Heights/Outer Mission, Duboce Triangle and Noe Valley neighborhoods San Francisco, Calif.– Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced…

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MEDA and Community Groups Sign Letter Opposing Axis Market-Rate Development, Fear Worsening Mission Housing Crisis

MEDA today joined a number of other community-based organizations and individuals to submit a letter (below) to showcase strong support for the appeal against the proposed Axis market-rate development planned for Folsom and 23rd streets in the Mission. This four-story building (photo, design by David Baker Architects), adjacent to Parque Ninõs Unidos, would exacerbate the…

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Community Meeting & Open House on April 19 for 681 Florida 100 Percent Affordable-Housing Development in the Mission

The Mission community is invited to the first in a series of gatherings about 681 Florida, the new development that MEDA will be building and managing in conjunction with Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC). The meeting venue will be the community room at Mosaica, 680 Florida St., with the time next Wednesday, April 19, from…

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HUD Budget Cuts Would Accelerate Re-Segregation of High-Cost Cities, San Francisco at Top of List

The Trump Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget, announced Feb. 27, augments military spending by $54 billion — a 10 percent increase. The administration aims to offset that staggering cost by decimating non-defense cabinet departments’ budgets by the same 10 percent (Figure 1). These non-defense programs have for decades showcased positive impacts in communities of…

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Are YOU MEDA’s Next Technology Training Coordinator? Join Our Team!

“Get ready to generate immediate impact. There’s a need to create a pipeline for diversity in tech,” explains MEDA Workforce Development Manager Marisela Perez-Ruiz of the exciting challenge awaiting her team’s new technology training coordinator, once hired to spearhead the Mission Techies program. This free twelve-week program puts young adults (ages 17 to 24) on the pathway…

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Happy Cesar Chavez Day! 10 Best Quotes from the Civil Rights Leader

MEDA is intricately tied to Cesar Chavez. The mission of MEDA emulates that of the great leader, plus Plaza Adelante is just a few blocks from the Mission District’s Cesar Chavez Street, Also, one of the four Mission Promise Neighborhood schools is aptly named Cesar Chavez Elementary. As we take time out to commemorate the life of…

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Apply at MEDA for Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Apartment Rentals at Waterbend, 5880 Third Street in Bayview

Looking for a below-market-rate (BMR) apartment rental in the transit-rich Third Street corridor of the southeast corner of the city? Then it may be time for you to fill out an application for Waterbend, located in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood at 5880 Third St.  Waterbend’s BMR monthly rents – at $1,133 for one-bedroom units or…

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MEDA’s Adelante Fund Becomes a Certified CDFI

Lend an ear to this exciting news: Adelante Fund, MEDA’s community loan arm, just became a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). With only about 1,000 CDFI’s across the land, and just 11 others based in San Francisco, this is especially big news. Additionally, MEDA is the only San Francisco CDFI focusing primarily on providing…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Survey Showcases the Continued Need to Strengthen the Mission’s Latino Community

by Director of Program Evaluation, Learning & Impact Morgan Buras-Finlay The Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) has released a report, “The Story of the Mission Promise Neighborhood Community: Results and Trends from the 2014 & 2016 MPN Neighborhood Survey,” offering an in-depth analysis of ongoing neighborhood need. Families living in the Mission or with a child going to…

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