Mission District San Francisco Blog

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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New Year’s Resolution: Become a MEDA Tax Volunteer

  Here’s a New Year’s resolution that’s sure to generate impact: Become a MEDA tax volunteer and give back to the low-income Mission community. MEDA is the largest free VITA tax service in the Bay Area, but that takes volunteers … like you. The upcoming season runs from Jan. 22 to April 15. (Read of…

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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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NALCAB and MEDA Swing into Action Nationwide, Goal to Support Communities of Color to Build Wealth and Power

“This is a national movement — a culmination of all of our local work in San Francisco’s Mission District. On a micro-level, it’s about strengthening organizations by offering customized training and technical assistance. But the big picture centers around fostering wealth and power building not just for Latinos, but for all low- and moderate-income clients,…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: B & M Studio

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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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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Collectively Turning the Tide of Displacement in San Francisco’s Mission District

The scale and speed of displacement often combine to become what seems to be an unstoppable wave, with an inevitable outcome. When you mix six-figure earners with an affinity for a neighborhood that was long the welcoming hub for Latino newcomers, the latter hardly stand a chance. That was the case in San Francisco’s Mission…

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MEDA Kicks Off Statewide Training & Capacity Building Series in Fresno: “Adelante: Moving California Families Forward with Financial Capability”

Wealth = power. Power = wealth. The above equations are at the core of MEDA’s philosophy in sharing its integrated Financial Capability model. This began as MEDA’s key generational asset building strategy in annually serving over 7,000 primarily Latino and immigrant community members in San Francisco’s Mission District, and across the Bay Area. This has…

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