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Fair Housing – Know Your Rights

You have a right to equal opportunity in the rental, purchase, financing and insuring of homes. Housing discrimination is the denial of equal opportunity in the rental, purchase, financing and insuring of homes because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, familial status or handicap. If you think you have been the victim of discrimination, report…

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A Promising Approach to Asset Building

We are excited about our partnership with PolicyLink, the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment and Citi to document and share best practices for asset building in Promise Neighborhoods -and we are starting right here in the Mission. The Mission Promise Neighborhood will work to ensure every family has the resources they need to be financially…

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A Case Study on Bundled Service Delivery for Entrepreneurs at MEDA

Tax time may be done for 2014, but financial security is needed any time of the year. At MEDA it’s not just about preparing taxes for free. Refunds can jumpstart the path to economic prosperity or provide an opportunity for self-employed workers to formalize their business. Learn more by reading CFED’s newly published case study…

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Closing the Digital Divide in Hispanic Communities

Check out a blog post from the National Telecommunications &  Information Administration about MEDA and our partner’s work providing basic and specialized training for low-income Latino entrepreneurs to help cross the Digital Divide. Click here to see blog post on NTIA site. ________________________________________________________ October 28, 2013 by NTIA The United States recently celebrated Hispanic-American Heritage Month….

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MEDA’s Lead Free Program Highlighted in the SF Examiner

Lead poisoning is most prevalent in children from San Francisco’s lowest income neighborhoods. MEDA’s Lead Free social enterprise is working to make homes healthy and safe for all children. Read article below or click here to see original article. ________________________________________ San Francisco works to boost awareness of lead poisoning potential in children By Joshua Sabatini Nearly…

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Letter to the Editor: Can they be that obsessed with data?

MEDA’s Evaluation Team recently wrote a Letter to the Editor regarding a blog in the Washington Post which questions the value of collecting and analyzing certain data required by the U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhoods program. Yes we are that obsessed with data! Read their response below. Click here to see original article ____________________________________________ Letter…

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2013 SF Housing EXPO

Are you looking to buy a home in San Francisco? Are you a current homeowner who is experiencing financial difficulties? Join HomeownershipSF for their 2013 SF Housing EXPO This FREE event will help you connect with information, local resources and professional service providers to help you buy a home and maintain it! Current Home Owners  Negotiate directly with servicers to…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Launches with Family Resource Fair

MEDA thanks all our partners, staff, volunteers, elected officials and John O’Connell High School for making our Resource Fair such a successful event! ____________________________ By Rigoberto Hernandez Posted September 8, 2013 12:52 pm As Mission students return to school this fall, they will not only encounter new teachers and classmates, but a whole infrastructure of…

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