Press 2020


12/30/20 – Telemundo (Spanish)
Ayuda Económica para Pequeños Negocios: Cómo Puedes Aplicar

12/21/20 – San Francisco Examiner
Affordable Housing Project Planned for Sunset District Families

12/18/20 – Patch
Mayor London Breed Celebrates Grand Opening Of First New Affordable Housing In The Mission In Over A Decade

12/18/20 – Marketscreener
Salesforce com : Provides $10,000 Grants to San Francisco Small Businesses Still In Need of Support

12/18/20 – World Journal (Chinese)
The First Affordable Apartments in Mission District to Open in More than 10 Years

12/17/20 – Telemundo (Spanish)
San Francisco: Inauguran Complejo de Apartamentos que Beneficiará a 94 Adultos Mayores

12/17/20 – KPIX 5 CBS
1st New Affordable Housing Development In San Francisco’s Mission District In Over A Decade Opens

12/17/20 – El Tecolote 
The City Promised Financial Help for the Latinx Community, But Has It Been Enough?

12/11/20 – Marin Independent Journal
Marin Renters, Businesses Allotted $3.2M in Pandemic Aid

12/8/20 – Telemundo (video; Spanish)
Préstamos para Negocios Latinos Afectados por la Pandemia en San Francisco

12/8/20 – Patch
Mayor London Breed Announces New Measures to Financially Support Local Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

12/3/20 – Telemundo (video; Spanish)
Asistencia Financiera para Pequeños Negocios en San Francisco

12/1/20 – Telemundo (video; Spanish)
Viene Otra Ayuda en California: Newsom Anuncia $500 Millones para Pequeñas Empresas

11/17/20 – GM Authority
Cruise Hosts Inaugural FutureWorks Week Social Impact Program

11/13/20 – Mission Local
Neighborhood Notes: No-Interest Business Loans

11/13/20 – Next City
Housing in Brief

11/12/20 – San Francisco News
SF HELP Providing Relief For Small Businesses

11/10/20 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. News & Stories
Supporting Small Businesses & Nonprofits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

11/10/20 – Patch
Mayor London Breed Announces $3.5 Million Expansion In Financial Relief For Small Businesses

11/6/20 – Mission Local
An Affordable Housing Boomlet is Coming to the Mission

10/29/20 – Bisnow
CRE Players Push Back On Proposed Transfer Tax Change

10/24/20 – Real Estate Break
Seventh 100 Percent Affordable Apartment Building Breaks Ground in Mission District

10/23/20 – Mission Local
Seventh 100 Percent Affordable Apartment Building Breaks Ground in Mission District

10/14/20 – Mission Local
Restaurants and Shops the Mission District has Lost

10/13/20 – Radio Bilingüe (audio)
La Precaria Situación de las Pequeñas Empresas

10/11/20 – San Francisco Chronicle
California’s Equity Metric Aims to Protect Vulnerable Communities. But Will Small Businesses Suffer?

10/11/20 – Mission Local
Right to Recover Set to Improve after Initially Failing to Meet Public Health Goal

10/5/20 – Bisnow
Housing Advocates Await Plan For Newly Released $500M

10/1/20 – San Francisco Chronicle
Opponents of S.F. Real Estate Tax Measure Raise Over $2 Million. Here’s Why

9/30/20 – ABC-7 KGO (minute 23:44)
MEDA Helping Latino Businesses During COVID-19

9/28/20 – Mission Local
Essential Immigrant Workers March and Rally for More Resources to Battle COVID-19

9/24/20 – Mission Local
Mayor Breed Finds $28.5 Million to Focus on Persistently High COVID-19 Rates in Latinx Population

9/24/20 – Yahoo! Finance
FHLBank San Francisco Awards $3.5 Million in Grants for Pandemic Relief and Economic Development to 97 Nonprofit Organizations

9/24/20 – GlobeNewswire
FHLBank San Francisco Awards $3.5 Million in Grants for Pandemic Relief and Economic Development to 97 Nonprofit Organizations

9/18/20 – Mission Local
Mantra “Follow the Data and Science” to Crush COVID-19 Falls Short for Latinx and Southeast San Francisco

9/17/20 – EdSource (op-ed)
America’s Economic Recovery Will Stall Without Child-Care Relief

9/17/20 – Forbes
How San Francisco’s Tenant Protection Policy Is Stabilizing Low-Income Communities

9/15/20 – Bay Area Reporter
SF LGBTQ Bar El Rio Awarded HRC, Showtime Grant

9/14/20 – Mission Local
A 2010 Exhibit with Mission Icons was “a Snapshot of a Time and Place”

9/10/20 – El Tecolote
The Time to Fill Out the Census 2020 is Now

9/4/20 – San Francisco Chronicle
Bay Area Counties are Poised to Reopen Again. Have They Learned from Past Mistakes?

8/12/20 – Mission Local
City Grant Programs Help Mission Businesses Hold On

8/7/20 – POLITICO
California Communities Begin Paying Coronavirus Patients to Stay Home from Work

8/5/20 – The Frisc
San Francisco Has Tech, That’s the Good News. The Bad News Is Our Economic Outlook Looks Dark Everywhere Else

8/4/20 – San Francisco Examiner (op-ed)
It’s Going to Get Even Worse for California’s Latinos Unless the U.S. Senate Acts Swiftly Around HEROES Act

8/3/20 – Yes! Solutions Journalism
How Cities Are Keeping People in Their Homes

7/21/20 – Bloomberg/CityLab
Tracing the Invisible Danger of Household Crowding
(Mission Promise Neighborhood community member Abraham Gonzalez)

7/14/20 – Next City
Why More Cities Are Hoping to Give Tenants the Chance to Purchase Their Buildings

7/10/20 – Patch
Mayor London Breed Announces New Mobile Testing Site In The Mission and Right to Recover Program

7/2/20 – KTVU
SF Supervisor Launches Program to Provide Wages for COVID-19 Positive Workers

7/2/20 – NBC Bay Area
SF Supervisor Launches Wage Program for COVID-19 Positive Workers

7/2/20 – Planetizen
Right-to-Purchase Policy Empowers Tenants in San Francisco, Fights Gentrification

7/1/20 – SF Weekly
SF Program Pays COVID-19 Patients to Stay Home

6/30/20 – High Country News
The Housing Policy That’s Turning Back Gentrification

6/29/20 – Mission Local
SF Will Distribute $2 Million to COVID-Positive Residents and Workers Without a Safety Net

6/26/20 – Radio New Zealand
Earthquake Design: Beyond Code

6/18/20 – Next City
The Power of Loan Guarantees

6/10/20 – San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Latinos Ask Mayor for Help as the Coronavirus Soars in that Group

6/8/20 – Small Business Exchange
Mayor London Breed Announces Expansion in Financial Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

6/5/20 – Mission Local
COVID-19 Business Loans

6/4/20 – Patch
Mayor London Breed Announces Expansion In Financial Relief For Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

6/4/20 – KGO 810
Mayor London Breed Announces Expansion in Financial Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

5/28/20 – Monterey County Weekly
A Rally to Support Undocumented (and Essential) Workers Shows Great Need

5/25/20 – Financial Times (MEDA client Berta Lopez)
Some Americans Fear Their Jobs Will Be Lost Forever

5/20/20 – Valuewalk
Top Banking Regulator Joseph Otting To Resign

5/17/20 – NPR America Amplified/KQED and WHYY (podcast; at minute 31)
Is There a Way Out of the Unemployment Crisis?

5/15/20 – Vida en el Valle
Harris Backs Expanded Federal Aid Package to Help Dreamers, More Immigrants

5/10/20 – San Francisco BayView
Mayor Breed Announces Neighborhood Mini-Grants to Support Small Businesses in Underserved Communities

5/8/20 – San Francisco Chronicle
Latinos’ Coronavirus Burden

5/5/20 – Next City
2008 Was A Disaster. Here’s How California Should Respond to Save Its Affordable Homes

5/4/20 – San Francisco Examiner (op-ed)
New SF HELP Loan Product for Small Businesses Provides Model for California

5/4/20 – KTVU Fox 2 News (Mission Families Relief Fund)
Immigrants Without Work Find Themselves Sleeping on San Francisco Streets

4/30/20 – SF Examiner
Aid is On the Way for CCSF Students, But Not Everyone is Eligible

4/28/20 – SF Bisnow
New Bay Area Housing Law Is Both Polarizing And Sweeping

4/28/20 – Univision (Spanish)
Trabajadores Independientes Podrán Solicitar Beneficios de Desempleo

4/25/20 – Patch
Mayor Breed Announces Neighborhood Mini-Grants To Support Small Businesses In Underserved Communities

4/15/20 – SF Weekly
Filing for Unemployment Sucks, and Language Barriers Make it Worse

4/1/20 – UnidosUS Blog
How the Coronavirus is Affecting Latinos

3/26/20 – CAFWD
California Cradle-to-Career Collaborative Pivots to COVID-19 Response

3/25/20 – Mission Local
With the COVID-19 Crisis, Residents Without Papers Face a “Big Dark Storm”

3/21/20 – El Tecolote
Resources for the Latino Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

3/19/20 – San Francisco Examiner
Coronavirus Turmoil Adds Uncertainty to Affordable Housing Pipeline

3/16/20 – Mission Local
COVID-19: Mission District Updates March 16

3/10/20 – The Frisc
How to Make San Francisco a Great Grassroots Arts Town Again

3/2/20 – Mission Local
New Developer Takes on 17th and Mission Development — Says it May be Company’s “Last Market-Rate Project”

3/2/20 – The Registry
91-Unit Mission Dolores in San Francisco Celebrates Renewal

2/26/20 – San Francisco Business Times
First Republic Pledges Largest Contribution Yet to S.F. Housing Fund

2/14/20 – San Francisco Business Times
Historic Building with Shuttered Auto Repair Shop Lists for $11M

2/12/20 – Mission Local
Chile Lindo Celebrates 25 years with Live Music, Fundraising and Lots of Empanadas

2/9/20 – San Jose Mercury News
Moms 4 Housing-Inspired Policy Could Shake Up Oakland Real Estate Market

2/4/20 – Next City
Voters to Decide if a Vacant Storefront Tax Is Right for San Francisco

2/1/20 – Philanthropy News Digest
Community Foundation Update

1/30/20 – Streetsblog San Francisco
Transit Housing Bill, SB50, Fails for Second Time in Two Days

1/30/20 – UnidosUS blog
UnidosUS’s 2019 Affiliate of the Year MEDA Gathers More Than 50 Participants to Work Together in Building Latino Equity

1/30/20 – KPFA 94.1 Radio (audio – starts at 1:08)
Roundtable on Contentious California Housing Bill

1/29/20 – Telemundo (Spanish)
SF Ofrece Ayuda gratuita Con Preparación de Impuestos

1/28/20 – San Francisco Foundation blog
Two New Loans Will Help Create Jobs and Preserve Affordable Space for Nonprofit Tenants

1/22/20 – Telemundo (Spanish)
Ofrecen Fondos a Pequeños Negocios Latinos en San Francisco

1/21/20 – Next City
Who Has the Right to Build Wealth in a Gentrifying Neighborhood?

1/18/20 – San Francisco Business Times
SB 50 Cleared a Key Hurdle this Week. What’s Next?

1/13/20 – San Francisco Chronicle
Planning Commission President to Step Down to Run for San Francisco Supervisor

1/9/20 – Mission Local
Forty-five Units of Senior Housing Break Ground on 24th and Harrison

1/2/20 – Richmond Review/Sunset Beacon
Small Sites Program Preserves Rent Control on Third Ave.

1/1/20 – Abriendo Puertas Blog
Creating Parent Advocates in Mission Promise