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.
2205 Mission is a new development that will bring 63 units of for-pay affordable family housing to the Mission, available to households in the 80 to 120 percent Area Median Income (AMI) level.
MEDA is developing 2205 Mission St. in response to the needs of our teachers and cultural workers who are struggling to stay in San Francisco. As we built up our pipeline of over 1,000 homes to keep families and seniors in and around the Mission District, we recognized we were losing those who had dedicated their lives to support our families. At the same time, when 2205 Mission St. came up as an opportunity, it was priced for 100 percent luxury housing and would have been yet another development changing the neighborhood fabric. To secure this corner of Mission Street, we purchased 2205 Mission to make it 100 percent affordable housing for households to own homes in the Mission and be more deeply rooted as the neighborhood changes. Additionally, 205 Mission St. will provide homes for Dance Mission (including a theater) and Mission Neighborhood Centers Inc., thereby serving children, youth and adults in educational and arts programming.
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Our vision for this site is guided by the community’s need for family-centered homes, affordable arts space and early learning centers. Community input is sought, via planned meetings, so that the final product will best meet our neighborhood’s needs.
Please check back to this page for scheduled community meetings.