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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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MEDA Denounces Executive Order on Redistricting: Constitutionally Questionable Effort to Exclude Immigrants is Immoral and Should Be Judged Illegal

MEDA strongly condemns President Trump’s Tuesday signing of a memorandum that seeks to prevent undocumented immigrants from being counted when U.S. congressional voting districts are redrawn in the next round of redistricting. This marginalization of our hardworking immigrant Latino community has been a mainstay of this administration’s policies, and is evident in the administration’s numerous…

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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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As COVID-19 Reshapes the Real Estate Landscape, MEDA Triples Down on Preservation

Photo: November 2016 photo of residents of 10-unit MEDA Small Sites property at 3329 20th St. in San Francisco’s Mission District. by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng In the initial four months of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there have been catastrophic economic and health consequences for our Mission District Latino community. Our families…

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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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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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