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Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has created the Mission Action Plan 2020 (MAP2020) with community leaders and public officials to halt displacement of Latinos from the Mission. While Latinos are historically the Mission’s largest demographic segment, since 2000 their population in the Mission has decreased as a percentage of the total population, as well as in real terms (a net loss of 8,252 individuals). MAP2020  is a comprehensive action plan for neighborhood sustainability through housing and job strategies for Mission residents, at each income level, for 2020 and beyond. MAP2020 will target the reversal of displacement trends of low- to moderate-income residents, community-serving businesses and nonprofits. The strategies will encompass land-use and zoning policies, financing, opportunity sites and accountability mechanisms.

Read this front-page story in San Francisco Chronicle and blogs on our work.

The primary outcomes of MAP2020 are:

  • To engage the Mission District, and especially those most affected by gentrification and housing disparities (low-income and working-class residents, SRO tenants, Spanish-speaking tenants, local school families, school workers and small business owners) and to develop popular support and advocacy for the changes necessary to protect their right to remain in their neighborhood.
  • To develop an inspiring framing that makes housing equity, in terms of housing preservation and production, and preservation of community resources, a central planning principle for all decisions by local activists and through advocacy, to be incorporated by city staff and elected officials.
  • To combat the loss of families in the Mission District, through a housing preservation strategy that combines tenant protections, regulations to encourage tenants and nonprofits to purchase vulnerable multi-unit buildings and the sufficient resources dedicated to the neighborhood for that purpose.
  • To achieve a percent of low-income housing that keeps pace with market-rate development, including funding for new construction and identification of publicly and privately owned sites to be purchased by the city, and tools for neighborhood residents to access this new housing.
  • To preserve vital community resources, including small businesses, legacy businesses and cultural/community resources.
  • To increase job pathways for low-income residents into growing sectors of the economy.

If you have questions about the Mission Action Plan 2020, please contact MEDA at:
(415) 282-3334 ext. 101 or email

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