Press

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

12/14/18 – The Registry – Bay Area Real Estate
San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 462 Duboce: Redefining Public Housing

12/13/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Duboce Triangle Affordable Housing Project Gets an Upgrade

12/12/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Sweeping Regional Housing Plan Under Construction

12/12/18 – San Francisco Chronicle
Deal Preserving Low-Cost Housing Hailed as Ed Lee’s Real Legacy

12/12/18 – SF Weekly
Housing Equity Front and Center in Last Board Meeting of 2018

12/11/18 – Low Income Investment Fund 2018 Annual Report (Page 7)
A Win Against Displacement in America’s Most Expensive City

12/9/18 – The Bay City Beacon
Senator Winer Launches Three Big Bills to Tackle Housing Woes

12/5/18 – Impaker “Sustainable Living City” Series (op-ed)
Collectively Turning the Tide of Displacement in San Francisco’s Mission District

11/28/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Community Group Fighting Russian Bakery’s Plans for La Victoria Space

11/5/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Fillmore Heritage Center Gets a New Tenant After Long Vacancy

11/2/18 – L.A. School Report
EDlection2018: San Francisco’s Undocumented and Legal Non-Citizens Have Their First Chance to Vote Tuesday 

11/2/18 – Mission Local
Supervisor Joins Community Groups in Opposition to 22nd and Mission Project in Day of the Dead Rally

11/1/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Canceled Meeting on “Monster in the Mission” Development Sparks Dual Rallies

11/1/18 – El Tecolote
Dual Language Program Opens Doors for Non-Native English Students

11/1/18 –  Mission Local
Mission Housing’s Fortunes Rose — as Do Two Affordable Projects in the Neighborhood

11/1/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Popular Anti-Eviction Program Lacks Funds

11/1/18 – The Nation
Letting Noncitizens Vote in the Trump Era

10/30/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Van Ness Avenue Businesses Say They Need City Help to Survive Muni Construction

10/29/18 – SF Weekly
Galería de la Raza Faces Imminent Eviction After Failed Negotiations

10/23/18 – NBC Bay Area
San Francisco to Allow Non-Citizens to Vote for School Board

10/23/18 – Mission Local
Activists to Oppose Propose Nine-Story Building at 22nd and Mission

10/19/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Galería de la Raza Landlord Rescinds Eviction Notice; Lease Talks Continue

10/18/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Brewpubs Would be Banned from Serving Hard Liquor in Mission District Under Tightened Restrictions

10/17/18 – Mission Local
Nine-Story Building Proposed for 22nd and Mission, Site of Deadly Fire

10/16/18 – Hoodline
Galería de la Raza to Vacate Main Mission District Gallery Space After Rent Doubles

10/16/18 – Mission Local
SF Mission District Businesses Welcome Prop C

10/16/18 – Citi Foundation (video)
MEDA Small Sites Program

10/12/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Galeria de la Raza to Lose Main Art Space After Major Rent Hike

10/11/18 – SF Weekly
Non-Citizen Voters Reluctant to Register for School Board Election

10/9/18 – Eater San Francisco
Historic Mission Bakery la Victoria Closes Today

10/8/18 – Mission Local
After 67 Years, La Victoria to Close Tuesday — Evicted by the Family That Owns It

9/28/18 – Mission Local
Virginia Ramos, the Tamale Lady, Dies at 65

9/28/18 – Mission Local
MEDA Upgrades Plans to 12-Story Tower at 18th and Mission — The Tallest Building in the Mission

9/21/18 – Mission Local
Mission-Based Education Program Celebrates $6 Million in Funding

9/20/18 – El Tecolote
Unsettled in the Mission: Coded World

9/19/18 – KRON-4 News (w/video)
Mission Promise Neighborhood Relaunch Event

9/17/18 – Marin Independent Journal
Battle Heats Up Over Trailblazing Silicon Valley Housing Development

9/13/18 – San Francisco Examiner
MEDA Seeking $7 Million to Buy Historic Mission District Building

9/13/18 – Mission Local and SFGate
Deal for Historic Redstone Building at 16th and Capp May Hit $25M — Fundraising Drive Launched

9/11/18 – San Francisco Chronicle
SF Wants to Use Old Retrofit Bond Money to Preserve Affordable Housing

9/10/18 – 48Hills
The Wolves of Wall Street, Here in San Francisco

9/7/18 – The San Francisco Foundation Blog
A New Lease on Life in San Francisco

9/3/18 – Mission Local
Siegel’s Clothing Building on Sale for $6.5 Million

8/31/18 – Hoodline
Mexican Food Vendor El Pípila Receives City’s Third Women’s Entrepreneurship Grant

8/29/18 – Common Impact Blog
Impact at Work: Mission Economic Development Agency Project Spotlight

8/21/18 – San Francisco Examiner
City Approves Red Transit-Only Lanes on Geary for Use by Private Shuttles, Chariot

8/10/18 – Mission Local
Controversial Displacement Study Leads to Strife Between Planning Department, Mission Anti-Gentrification Activists

8/2/18 – KCBS-5 News
Immigrants Hesitant to Exercise Voting Rights in SF School Board Elections

8/2/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Slow Start for Non-Citizen Voter Registration

8/1/18 – Bay Area Reporter
Castro Drag Queens Sue to Stay in Their Homes

8/1/18 – SF Bay
Nonprofit Building Purchase Preserves Affordable Housing

7/31/18 – San Francisco Examiner
City Helps Nonprofit Acquire Excelsior District Building to Preserve Affordable Units

7/31/18 – Univision (video)
Municipalidad de San Francisco Compra Edificio Que Será Destinado a Vivienda Asequible

7/31/18 – San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development Press Release
Mayor London Breed Announces New Units to City’s Affordable Housing Stock

7/27/18 – ABC-7 News
Goodwill Coming to Mission as Community Groups Lock In Low-Priced Retail on Dollar Store Site

7/27/18 – SF Weekly
Goodwill to Return to Site of One $ Store

7/26/18 – Hoodline
Goodwill Coming to Mission as Community Groups Lock In Low-Priced Retail on Dollar Store Site

7/26/18 – El Tecolote
A Mi$$ion $tory: Rent Hikes at 25th and Mission Threatens Tenants

7/26/18 – Mission Local
Goodwill to Replace Dollar Store with Precedent-Setting 50-Year Deal

7/19/18 – San Francisco Examiner
La Victoria Bakery Tenants Told to Clear Out

7/19/18 – Mission Local
Ensnared in Family Drama, La Victoria Bakery Hit with Eviction Notice

7/19/18 – Univision (video)
Padres No Cuidadanos Pueden Votar en las Elecciones Para la Junta de Educación de San Francisco

7/18/18 – Sacramento Bee
Non-Citizens Legally Register to Vote in San Francisco School Elections

7/18/18 – Next City
Fort Worth’s Public Housing Authority is Overhauling Itself

7/16/18 – San Francisco Examiner
City Beings Registering Non-Citizens for Board of Education Elections

7/16/18 – Mission Local
As it Nears Sale, SF Redstone Building Tenants Say, “It’s Like a Home”

7/12/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Mission Nonprofit Seeks to Buy Historic Redstone Building to Keep Tenants in Place

7/6/18 – Department of Housing and Urban Development News Briefs (July 2018)
Story #3: 255 Woodside Rededication

7/5/18 – Mission Local
Mission Promise Neighborhood to Continue with $6 Million Federal Grant

7/4/18 – Mission Local
A Tribute to Rene Yañez, An Artist Who Never Got Old

7/2/18 – El Tecolote
First Entirely Affordable Housing Project for Seniors Finds Home in the Mission

6/29/18 – The Mercury News
Berkeley Developer Fights Back After City Rejects Housing After SB 35B

6/26/18 – PR Newswire
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Barbara Lee and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Announce $13.2 Million in Affordable-Housing Grants for Bay Area Housing Projects

6/26/18 – Santa Cruz Sentinel
Controversial State Law Allows Redevelopment of Defunct Vallco Mall

6/25/18 – Univision (video)
Apoyos Para Familias de Bajos Recursos

6/25/18 – Next City
S.F. Housing Projects to Get $29 Million in Carbon Trading Windfall

6/25/18 – Mission Local
San Francycle, One of Two New Bike Shops to Open on Valencia Street

6/24/18 – San Francisco Chronicle
Relief for SF Affordable Housing: $29 Million to Mission District Projects

6/24/18 – Architexx “Now What?!” Blog
Plaza Adelante: An Immigrant Resource Center

6/22/18 – World Journal (Cantonese)
Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell Groundbreaking

6/21/18 – Hoodline and ABC-7 News
Affordable-Only Senior Housing Development Breaks Ground in the Mission

6/21/18 – Mission Local and SFGate
After a Decade, a Fully Affordable Housing Development Breaks Ground in SF’s Mission

6/21/18 – Sing Tao (Cantonese)
Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell Groundbreaking

6/20/18 – KTSF-26 News (Cantonese)
Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell Groundbreaking

6/20/18 – Mission Local
Developer Threatens to Sue as SF Supes Delay Mission Project

6/13/18 – Mission Local
The Dollar Store Becomes Too Pricey of a Cultural Asset to Keep

6/12/18 – Hoodline
Groups Seek to Preserve Low-Cost Retail at Mission Street Parcel

6/8/18 – ABC-7 News
Bayview Media Company Receives Second Women’s Entrepreneurship Grant

6/8/18 – Socketsite
Contentious Project Slated for Approval and Potential Goodwill

5/31/18 – San Francisco Public Press
As Mayor, Breed Would Centralize Tent Camps to End Them, Boost Housing Density

5/31/18 – Hoodline
Bernal Heights Gallery Seeks Live Entertainment Permit

5/22/18 – Bisnow
San Francisco Mayor’s Race: Three Questions with Candidate Mark Leno

5/22/18 – Mission Local
SF Mission Nonprofit MEDA Eyes Vacant Lot at 22nd and Mission

5/11/18 – Mission Local
Neighborhood Notes

5/10/18 – California Association for Micro-Business Opportunity
Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas, Faces of Entrepreneurship Winner

5/8/18 – SocketSite
A Bid to Block Redevelopment of Mission District Dollar Store

5/7/18 – San Francisco Small-Business Week Blog
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA): Success is in Your Hands

5/5/18 – Mission Local
Neighborhood Notes: Off Top

5/2/18 – San Francisco Chronicle
Scooter Skirmish: SF Places Limits on Rental Companies

5/1/18 – Wall Street Journal
As Cities Gentrify, Public and Private Efforts Sprout to Help Families Stay

4/25/18 – La Opinión
Ayuntamiento y Comunidad Se Reúnen Para Discutir Sobre el Futro de La Misión

4/24/18 – Mission Local
Fully Affordable Housing Fails to Rise in SF’s Mission, and No One Knows Why

4/23/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Ronen Calls for Faster Approval for 100 Percent Affordable-Housing Projects

4/18/18 – American Banker (op-ed)
BankThink: The “C” in CRA Should Still Mean Something

4/16/18 – The Bold Italic
La Cocina: Power Through Food

4/12/18 – KQED
The Hustle: How Many Jobs Does a Musician Need to Stay in San Francisco?

4/12/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Two Low-Income Housing Projects Net 2015 Bond Funding

4/7/18 – San Francisco Chronicle
Mission Housing Project Invokes Law to Exchange Review for Affordable Units

4/6/18 – Hoodline
SF Announces $135,000 Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund

4/5/18 – El Tecolote
Unsettled in the Mission: Redlined

3/26/18 – Mission Local
SF Nonprofit Reveals Its Plans for Derelict Building at 18th and Mission

3/25/18 – San Francisco Examiner
Small Sites Program a Major Asset to SF Housing

3/23/18 – SF Weekly
Surprisingly Awesome Development Planned for 18th and Mission

3/21/18 – Socketsite
The Plans for 48 Condos to Rise Above this Derelict Building

3/20/18 – San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund Blog
San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund Raises $3 Million from New Resource Bank and Closes Sixth Loan

3/19/18 – Hoodline
Mayor’s Office to Assist Businesses Displaced in North Beach Fire

3/19/18 – Office of the Mayor New Release
Mayor Mark Farrell Announces Activation of the Small-Business Disaster Relief Fund in Response to Fire on Union Street

3/16/18 – Mother Jones
Undocumented Immigrants Can Vote in Some Elections. But ICE Could Keep Them Away.

3/14/17 – Huffington Post
Jersey City’s Fight Against Chain Stores

3/8/18 – KQED
The Hustle: An Artist with Four Jobs and a 380-Mile Commute

3/7/18 – Mission Local
The Rise and Fall of One of San Francisco’s First Latino Businesses

3/6/18 – San Francisco Business Times
Fight for Affordable Housing in the Mission Coming to Fruition

2/14/18 – KRON4 News (w/video)
Amid Housing Crisis, San Francisco Aims to Create More Affordable Housing

2/14/18 – Telemundo (video)
Barrio La Misión Lucha Por Sobrevivir en San Francisco

2/14/18 – Curbed San Francisco
San Francisco Delays Mission Housing Over Potentially Historic Laundromat

2/13/18 – Center for Community Capital (see Page 12)
Building a Strong Foundation: A Field Scan on Integrating Financial Capability and Affordable Housing

1/31/18 – UnidosUS Blog
UnidosUS Affiliates React to President Trump’s 2018 State of the Union

1/23/18 – Next City
How the Mission District Took Equitable Development Into Its Own Hands

1/23/18 – LendUp Blog
Social Impacts in Tech: Lessons Learned with MEDA

1/18/18 – Affordable Housing  & Community Development Law, Volume No. 26:2 (2017), Pages 239-247
Mission Economic Development Agency—Combatting Displacement in San Francisco’s Mission District, Family by Family and Block by Block
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1/18/18 -Next City
Calif. Cities Should Look to this S.F. Affordable Housing Model

1/11/18 – El Tecolote
Mission Kid Almost Misses Full Ride to Princeton Because of Gentrification

1/9/18 – Mission Local
SF Mission Nonprofit Nabs Corner Building for $7.75 Million

1/8/18 – San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund Blog
SFHAF Closes Fourth and Fifth Loans to Mission Economic Development Agency to Purchase Critical Properties in Mission and Bernal

1/3/18 – Mission Local
Meet the Woman Turning a Nonprofit Into a Developer of Affordable Housing