RISING IN THE FACE OF A HOUSING CRISIS
San Francisco’s Mission District has always been a supportive place for low-income and immigrant Latinos, but it’s now one of the most unaffordable neighborhoods in the country. Between 2000 and 2019, the Latino population of the Mission fell by over 9,000 residents. That amounts to nearly one in three Latino residents in 2000 leaving, whether forcibly or voluntarily, over the next two decades. MEDA is using our years of experience to keep Latinos and working families in the Mission District and help them thrive.
The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC) have been selected by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) to develop the 1515 South Van Ness Avenue site as 120+ units of 100% affordable housing for families and formerly homeless individuals. The project also has 10,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space for community-serving purposes.
With a successful history of partnership, MEDA and Chinatown CDC envision creating an interactive and intergenerational community, as this project is located adjacent to our Casa Adelante — 1296 Shotwell.
We look forward to collaborating with community residents and Mission District stakeholders in our vision for Casa Adelante – 1515 S. Van Ness.