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With a Goal of Unity, Jose Vazquez Prepares Taxes for his Community in the Mission

(Español sigue Inglés) by MEDA’s Marcail Distante  At the turn of the millennium in 2000, Jose Vazquez emigrated from Mexico looking for new opportunities and a new chapter in his life. He found an apartment in Downtown San Francisco and got started doing the two things he enjoys the most — learning and working. Jose…

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Equitable Affordability: Citi Community Development, Grounded Solutions Network Announce MEDA as a Community Land Trust Accelerator Fund Recipient

Photo: 2205 Mission St. in San Francisco. 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. 2, 2020 Equitable Affordability: Citi Community Development, Grounded Solutions Network Announce MEDA as a Community Land Trust Accelerator Fund Recipient Flagship capital grant program advances housing…

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MEDA Tax Volunteer Jimmy Ng Empowers Low-Income Seniors while Prepping his Mom for Retirement as a Tax Preparer

by Asset Building Coach Marcail Distante As a Project Manager at Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC), Jimmy Ng works closely with the process behind the scenes of affordable-housing units in San Francisco. Jimmy had always heard of MEDA: The pair of organizations collaborate on developing and providing housing for low-income families in San Francisco….

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Mayor Breed Announces Preservation of Affordable Housing in the Richmond District

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. 12, 2019 Preservation of Apartment Building in the Richmond District Prevents Eviction Twelve residential homes will remain permanently affordable thanks to the City’s Small Sites Program San Francisco — Mayor London N. Breed…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: Lady Alamo

MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District remains a place where small businesses thrive. Following is a profile of a neighborhood venture representing the type of family-serving business MEDA strengthens. Owners: Yiva and Bryce Beal Business: Lady Alamo Address: 2121 Mission St. Type: Retail and studio Product: Bags and accessories What gave you your…

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MEDA Tax Volunteer Teresa Beatty Tests Her Skills, and her Spanish, and Nets $40K in Refunds for the Low-Income and Immigrant Community

by Asset Building Coach Marcail Distante When two of Teresa Beatty’s friends started working at MEDA, they eagerly encouraged her to start volunteering with the organization. She looked into the different volunteer programs available, deciding upon the VITA program.  Working some time as an ESL teacher in France, Teresa was familiar with how difficult it…

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It’s Time to Shop Small in San Francisco’s Mission District this Saturday, Nov. 30

Take a stroll down vibrant Mission Street and you’ll see the lifeblood of San Francisco’s Mission District, with shops running the gamut from taquerias and discount clothing stores to haircutters and produce markets. These ventures are owned by hardworking community members — many Latinx immigrants building a generational asset for their families in their adopted…

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Mayor London Breed and Community Organizations Announce Purchase of Historic Property to Save and Preserve Centro Social Obrero

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 20, 2019 Mayor London Breed and Community Organizations Announce Purchase of Historic Property to Save and Preserve Centro Social Obrero Transaction will keep 50-year-old organization, Mission Language and Vocational School, in its Mission…

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Juntos Somos Más: Collectively Building Equity Through Latino Wealth, Place and Power

by Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Latino immigrant communities across the country — from rural to urban and everything in between — are vibrant treasure chests of strength, compassion, hard work and innovation; however, a long-standing opportunity and wealth gap remains for our community, hindering equitable access for us to fully thrive in the U.S….

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Building a Resume and Building Connections: MEDA Volunteer Nicte-Ha Chacon Paves Her Professional Pathway as a Tax Preparer in the Mission

by Asset Building Coach Marcail Distante Nicte-Ha Chacon was born and raised in Marin County, so has always been a Bay Area girl at heart. Growing up she has fond memories of day trips to San Francisco, going out to eat with her family, visiting the Embarcadero and checking out art on street corners.  Most…

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