Press

Press inquiries:
Christopher Gil
Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
(415) 282-3334 ext. 152
cgil@medasf.org

12/5/19 – KQED
San Francisco Takes on Controversial Housing Density Bill, Again

12/5/19 – Eater San Francisco
The Remains of the 3300 Club are Back on the Market

12/4/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
Cole Hardware Eyes Bernal Heights Return Three Years After Fire

12/4/19 – Mission Local
3300 Block of Mission Street Rekindling Following Blaze — but Cole Hardware’s Return Remains a Maybe

12/3/19 – San Francisco Examiner
SF Neighborhoods Demand Fixes to Senate Bill 50

12/2/19 – Univision (video)
¿Estás en Busca de un Empleo Temporal? Te Explicamos Dónde Comenzar si Vives en el Área de la Bahía

12/2/19 – Nonprofit Quarterly
San Francisco Nonprofit Keeps Building after Struggle with Former Tenant

11/29/19 – Mission Local
“Lotería”-Themed “Shop Local” Campaign Coming to Mission Street on Saturday

11/21/19 – Mission Local
SF Mission Community Organizations Reclaim Historic Building on 19th and Florida

11/20/19 -NBC Bay Area
SF Nonprofits Band Together to Purchase Historic Mission District Building

11/20/19 – San Francisco Examiner
Mission School Gets Control of Building after Legal Battle

11/18/19 – KTVU (video)
Women Entrepreneurs Compete in SF’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

11/15/19 – Telemundo (video)
Vuelve a Ser Obligatorio Tener Seguro Médico

11/14/19 – Business Wire
NALCAB, LiftFund and Wells Fargo Announce Launch of Largest National Loan Fund for the Growth of Latino-Owned Small Businesses

11/7/19 – 48 Hills
Community Groups Demand Equity Agenda in Choice of New Planning Director

11/7/19 – San Francisco Examiner
SF Community, Tenant Groups Want an “Equity Champion” to Head Planning Department

11/6/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
Dance Mission Celebrates 20 Years of Motion by Moving Downtown, for a Night

11/5/19 – Bloomberg and National Mortgage News
San Francisco to Vote on Record $600 Million Housing Bond

11/1/19 – Mission Local
Dance Mission Celebrates 20 Years of Dancing and Teaching

10/31/19 – Richmond Confidential
Richmond Event Gives Female Entrepreneurs Advice on Funding their Businesses

10/28/19 – San Francisco Classical Voice
Dance Mission Theater Celebrates 20 Years With a Leap Into the Future

10/22/19 – Mission Local 
Your Definitive List of Every 100-Percent Affordable Housing Project in the Mission

10/19/19 – Mission Local
Smallest Comic Book Store Ever? Hella Novella Owner Applies for the Title.

10/17/19 – SFGate
This New Mission Comic Book Shop is Gunning for the Title of World’s Smallest

10/16/19 – California Political Review
Despite Streak of Prosperity, Poverty Still High in California

10/14/19 – San Francisco Examiner
10,000 E-Scooters? Not So Fast — SF Slashes Fleet Sizes Before Launch

10/12/19 – Mission Local
Cheers! El Rio Patrons Drink to its Survival after Nonprofit Buys Mission Street Building

10/11/19 – San Francisco Examiner
Mission District Senior Project Demonstrates Value of Affordable Housing Bond

10/10/19 – New York Times
When a Steady Paycheck is Good Medicine

10/10/19 – 48 Hills
El Rio Saved

10/10/19 – Curbed SF
City Program Saves Eight Units of Affordable Housing and El Rio Bar

10/9/19 – KPIX 
El Rio, Popular LGBTQ Bar In San Francisco, To Be Preserved Through City Hall Program

10/9/19 – SF Eater
City Rescues Beloved LGBTQ Bar El Rio

10/9/19 – Bay Area Reporter
SF Agency Buys Buildings Housing LGBT Bar El Rio

10/9/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
The Mission’s Legendary Nightclub El Rio — and Housing Above — Rescued by SF Program

10/3/19 – Market Screener
JPMorgan Chase Invests $5 Million to Bolster MEDA Efforts to Build and Preserve Affordable Housing in San Francisco

10/2/19 – San Francisco Business Times
JPMorgan Chase Pours Millions into Fight Against Gentrification in San Francisco

9/28/19 – NBC News Bay Area
Sunset District Building to be Preserved for Affordable Housing Through Small Sites Program

9/27/19 – SFGate
Sunset District Building To Be Preserved For Affordable Housing Through City’s Small Sites Program

9/27/19 – San Francisco Examiner
Community Leaders Move to “Aggressively” Preserve Affordable Housing in the Sunset

9/27/19 – Mission Local
Mission Nonprofit Obtains 6-unit Apartment Building — in Outer Sunset

9/24/19 – Next City
California’s More Than Dreamin’ about Public Banks

9/18/19 – The Emeryville Eye
Mama Lamees “Feast from the Middle East” Soft Opens at Public Market Emeryville

9/12/19 – Telemundo (video)
Programa Estatal Ayuda a Trabajadores Ahorrar para el Retiro

9/11/19 – Telemundo (video)
California Aprueba una Ley que Obliga a Uber a Contratar a sus Conductores

9/4/19 – El Tecolote
Tech Philanthropy Misses Mark with Mission District Latino Families

9/1/19 – 48 Hills
Uber, Lyft and Amazon Make SF’s Environmental Planning Irrelevant

8/27/19 – El Tecolote
SF Latina Selected to Compete for $25K Grant

8/23/19 – Mission Local
Six-to-Seven Story Mixed-Use Building Approved for Cesar Chavez Street

8/23/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
We Cannot Make a Living’: SF Cabdrivers’ Debts Mount Amid Uber, Lyft Battle

8/16/19 – KTVU
California Girls Launch Creation of 15,000 Butterflies to Represent Migrant Children in U.S. Detention Centers

8/9/19- Mission Local
A Hole in the Donut World as Jelly Donut on 24th Closes for Renovations

8/4/19 – Enterprise
Sharing Food in Pursuit of the American Dream

8/1/19 – La Opinión
Vota Para Apoyar la Equidad Económica

8/1/19- Globe News Wire and Yahoo! Finance
Vote for The 2019 Coors Light Líder of The Year

7/11/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
Redstone, a Refuge for Artists and Activists, Needs $6.5 Million to Save Building

7/7/19 – San Francisco Examiner
Infill Housing for Outside Lands

6/29/19 – 48 Hills
Planners Hear How Nancy Skinner’s Housing Bill Would Hurt SF Communities

6/27/19 – SF Weekly
A Year of Trans Victories

6/26/19 – KQED
Nonprofit Developer Poised to Buy Redstone Building Calls on SF to Close Funding Gap

6/25/19 – ARTFORUM
San Francisco’s The Lab Fights to Save Historic Building from Private Developers

6/24/19 – El Tecolote
Battle to Save the Redstone Symbolizes Fight to Keep Art in the Mission

6/24/19 – Hyperallergic
A San Francisco Art Nonprofit Is Trying to Save Its Building From Developers

6/2019 – FilAm Star
Supervisors Introduce Comprehensive Streamlining and Rezoning Ballot Measure to Build Affordable and Educator Housing

6/20/19 – Mission Local
Redstone Building: Tenants Deliver 7,000 Signatures to Supervisor Hillary Ronen’s Office at City Hall Rally

6/19/19 – Mission Local
Redstone Building: Nonprofit has Two Months to Come Up with Millions for Purchase

6/18/19 – SFist
Day Around the Bay

6/18/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
Four San Francisco Supervisors Propose Ballot Measure for Affordable and Teacher Housing

6/18/19 – SF Weekly
Redstone Organizers Seek City’s Help to Finalize Sale

6/18/19 – San Francisco Examiner
Nonprofit Seeking City Assistance to Buy Historic Mission District Property

6/17/19 – Hoodline
Nonprofit Purchases Page & Shrader Building, Saving Longtime Tenants from Eviction

6/16/19 – SFist
Mayor London Breed’s Plan To Speed Up Affordable Housing Faces Supervisor Opposition

6/16/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
SF Mayor London Breed Struggles to Build Consensus with Supervisors on Housing Plan

6/13/19 – Radio Bilingüe (audio)
Enfrentando la Crisis de Vivienda Asequible

6/12/19 – UnidosUS Blog
How UnidosUS Affiliate Mission Economic Development Agency Fights Rising Housing Costs in San Francisco

6/11/19 – SF Weekly
City Buys New Affordable Housing Site From Luxury Developer

6/11/19 – Mission Local
City to Buy 1515 South Van Ness for 100-Percent Affordable Housing Development

6/5/19 – San Francisco Examiner
SF to Provide $48M to Keep Six Housing Sites Affordable

5/31/19 – Univision (video)
Salen a Relucir Documentos Sobre lo Que hay Detrás del Intento de Incluir la Pregunta Sobre la Ciudadanía en el Censo 2020

5/21/19 – Axios Blog
The Hometown Tour: San Francisco

5/17/19- Hoodline
100% Affordable Tenderloin Building Nears Completion as Similar Mission Project Breaks Ground

5/16/19 – SF Weekly
Best of 2019: People & Places

5/14/19 – Next City
Why Some Tenant Groups Are Opposing California’s Density Bill

5/12/19 – SFGate
Ground Breaks For Casa Adelante’s 143 Affordable Apartments

5/12/19 – KCBS
Ground Breaks For Affordable Apartments In San Francisco’s Mission District

5/10/19 – Mission Local and SFGate
Fifth 100-percent Affordable Project Breaks Ground in SF’s Mission

5/9/19 – Curbed San Francisco
Plan for Red Transit Lanes on 16th Street Draws Ire

5/9/19 – Associated Press
HHR: California’s SB 50 (Wiener, D-San Francisco) Faces Groundswell of Opposition From Dozens of Cities Statewide

5/8/19 – SF Weekly
Redstone Sale Is a Win for S.F.’s Only Trans Latina Organization

5/8/19 – SF Weekly
24th and Bryant Will Always Belong to Galería de la Raza

5/8/19 – Mission Local and SFGate
Red Lanes on 16th Street? Not So Fast, Say Mission District Activists

5/6/19 – SocketSite
Affordable Units about to Rise on Previously Prohibited Site

5/4/19 – Word Journal (Chinese)
Redstone Labor Temple Sale

5/2/19 – KALW Crosscurrents (audio)
This Nonprofit is Getting into San Francisco Real Estate to Keep Housing Affordable

5/2/19 – Mission Local
Nonprofit May Purchase SF Mission’s Redstone Labor Temple by Summer

5/2/19 – San Francisco Examiner
Nonprofit Strikes Deal to Buy Historic Mission District Building

4/25/19 – Napa Valley Register
Controversial California Housing Bill to Move Forward after Compromise

4/25/19 – Curbed San Francisco
The Mission’s “Historic Laundromat” Sold

4/24/19 – San Jose Mercury News
Controversial California Housing Bill to Move Forward after Compromise

4/24/19 – San Francisco Business Week 2019 Blog
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA): Plan your future. Plan your success.

4/24/19 – Daily Breeze
Controversial Housing Bill to Move Forward after Compromise

4/22/19 – Sustainable Development and Land Use Update – April 2019
S.F. Supervisors Vote to Give Nonprofits First Crack at Multifamily Residential Buildings

4/17/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
SF Supervisors Vote to Give Nonprofits First Crack at Multifamily Residential Buildings

4/16/19 – SF Weekly
City Grants Nonprofits First Priority in Building Sales

4/12/19 – NPQ Nonprofit Quarterly
San Francisco Proposal to Boost Nonprofit Housing Providers Nears Approval

4/9/19 – Next City
Nonprofits May Soon Have the First Chance to Buy Apartment Buildings in San Francisco

4/9/19 – San Francisco Examiner (op-ed)
Why SB 50’s Disregard for the Mission District Should Concern Us All

4/9/19 – Senator Kamala Harris News Blog (click Supportive Statements at end)
Harris Reintroduces Legislation to Provide Relief to Americans Facing Skyrocketing Cost of Rent

4/8/19 – Univision (video)
Opciones Cuando No Se Tiene el Dinero Suficiente para Pagar al IRS

4/4/19 – California Political Review
Push for High-Density Housing Clears First Hurdle in California Senate

4/4/19 – Department of Housing and Urban Development News Briefs April 2019
3850 18th St. RAD Rededication

4/4/19 – SF Weekly
The Three Oldest Businesses on Valencia Have One Thing in Common

4/4/19 – Sing Tao Daily (Chinese)
COPA Supported by 11 Supervisors

4/3/19 – StreetsBlog Cal
Housing-Near-Transit Bill Passes Its First Hearing

4/3/19 – Daily Post
Two Bills Pushing Tall, Dense Housing Advance in Legislature

4/2/19 – Courthouse News Service
Push for High-Density Housing Clears First Hurdle in California Senate

3/25/19 – Univision (video)
Alertan Sobre Llamadas Telefónicas Fraudulentas a Nombre del IRS

3/21/19 – La Opinión
Nuevo Edificio de Departamentos en La Misión Será 100% Asequible

3/18/19 – Mission Local
Meet the Two Developers Who Rescued Mission Housing Development Corporation

3/8/19 – Ideo.org
Nine Bada** Women to Know

3/7/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
Neighborhood-Preference Program for Affordable Housing Proves Effective

3/1/19 – San Francisco Examiner
Redstone Labor Temple Tenants Celebrate History, Look Forward to Uncertain Future

3/1/19 – Mission Local
HOMEY Grand Reopening in Mission as Group Seeks to Reach New Levels

3/1/19 – The Registry
Redefining Public Housing in SF: Celebrating the Renewal of 3850 18th Street

2/28/19 – IndyBay
Joint Statement from Manny’s and United to Save the Mission

2/26/19 – BRIDGEtown News
Preserving Homes, Preventing Displacement (Sustaining section)

2/19/19 – 48 Hills
Save the Redstone Building!

2/17/19 -San Francisco Chronicle
SF’s Affordable Housing Projects (shows 1266 Shotwell and 2060 Folsom)

2/14/19 – El Tecolote
The Campaign to Save the Historic Redstone from Gentrification

2/13/19 – SF Weekly
Can the Mission Save Itself from Commercial Gentrification?

2/10/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
Breed Prepares Bill to Make Affordable Housing Cheaper to Build

2/10/19 – San Francisco Examiner
City’s Response to Geary Boulevard Disaster Reflects Lessons from Fires of the Past

2/7/19 – Business Wire and Morningstar
Ameriprise Financial and Its Employees and Advisors Donated $17 Million to Nonprofits in 2018

2/7/19 – Mission Local
SF Mission’s “Monster” Hearing

2/6/19 – Affordable Housing Finance
S.F. Development Will Serve Low-Income Residents, Homeless Youth

2/1/19 – Untold Returns (podcast)
Holding Onto Boomtown

2/1/19 – mOppenheim.TV
Nonprofit Spotlight: Mission Economic Development Agency Saving San Francisco’s Diverse Mission District Community

1/31/19 – The Registry
127-Unit Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in San Francisco’s Mission

1/31/19 – SocketSite
Approved Dollar Store Development on the Market in the Mission

1/31/19 – Larkin Street Youth Services blog
Larkin Street to Provide Services to Transitional-Age Youth Through Casa Adelante

1/31/19 – SocketSite
Affordable Development in the Mission Finally Breaks Ground

1/31/19 – Sing Tao Daily (Chinese)
Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Groundbreaking

1/30/19 – KTSF Channel 26 (Chinese; video)
Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Groundbreaking

1/30/19 – Mission Graduates blog
Mayor Breed and Mission Graduates Celebrate the Groundbreaking of 2060 Folsom

1/30/19 – Mission Local
SF Mission’s Fourth 100-Percent Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground

1/28/19 – San Francisco Chronicle
Developer of Long-Delayed “Monster in The Mission” Apartments Has New Offer

1/27/19 – San Francisco BayView
Keep the Redstone Labor Temple a Community Center

1/25/19 – Neighborhoods.com
First-Time Homebuyers Programs: How to Afford Your Dream Home in San Francisco

1/16/19 – Bay Area Reporter
Redstone Tenants Rally to Save SF Building

1/12/19 – Mission Local
Negotiations Continue Over Historic SF Redstone Building

1/10/19 – SFGate
Mayor Breed, Supervisor Mandelman Tout Newly Renovated Affordable Units

1/10/19 – Univision (video)
Agencias del Área de la Bahía Dan Asesorías Para Presentar Declaración de Impuestos

1/4/19 – San Francisco Examiner
Mission District Civic Engagement Space Met With Protests, Calls for Boycott

1/2/19 – NBC Bay Area (w/video)
Iconic Stores in SF’s Mission District Closing Down for Good