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Apply at MEDA for Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Apartment Rentals at Abaca, 2660 Third Street in Dogpatch

Over a century ago, the Tubbs Cordage Company wove abaca fiber into ropes later used to build the Golden Gate Bridge. Abaca is also known as Manila hemp, growing up to 22 feet high and perfect for making twine and rope. Just the kind of business that lined Dogpatch’s waterfront way back when. On that…

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Apply at MEDA for a Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Rental at Five 88 in Mission Bay

You’ve most likely seen plenty of cranes flying high over San Francisco’s Mission Bay …  and we don’t mean birds, we mean construction cranes. Actually, there are also plenty of seabirds in this bayfront area, with most circling AT&T Park for some snacks after the game is over. San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood is hot,…

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Mission School Social Worker Bridget Early’s Family Buys a Home — Before It’s Too Late

Bridget Early has been a social worker at Everett Middle School in San Francisco for the past nine years, following in the footsteps of her parents, who were both educators. Raised a few hours north in Chico, Early relished her childhood outings to the Bay Area with her folks. These trips solidified one idea: that…

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Apply at MEDA for a Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Rental at 480 Potrero in the Mission

With affordable-housing rentals tough to come by in the ever-expensive Mission, the 10 units now available at 480 Potrero near 17th are definitely welcomed. With 8,000 Latinos displaced since 2000, there is an urgent need for affordable housing in the Mission (see page 6 of this report). That’s why MEDA’s Community Real Estate team is working…

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The Resurrection Project Visits MEDA to Share the Model

The city’s tourism website offers the following description of its Latino hub: Culture thrives in the community and invites you to explore the treasures that wait around every corner. Here bold murals have blossomed in the most unexpected places. The artful vibe continues within storefront galleries. Thanks to diversity, you’ll find offbeat vintage shops, independent…

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A First-Class Undertaking: San Francisco Teacher Buys a Home

“My teaching newcomers to San Francisco is like I’m coming home. I was in classes like these when I emigrated from the Philippines at age 5. It’s like I am helping myself,” explains Everett Middle School teacher Jan Michelle Bautista of why she loves her job, and of the empathy she exhibits for her sixth-…

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72 Townsend Knocks it Out of the Park with BMR Condos in a Winning Location

There’s been a revitalization of San Francisco’s South Beach since the Giants moved their baseball team here in 2000. Most San Franciscans are now fans of this bustling neighborhood that has seen a spate of gleaming condo towers rise and plenty of popular eateries move in. South Beach is a rare part of town for development,…

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MEDA Clients, Including Ellis Act Evictee, Win BMR Condo Lottery for the Rockwell

It takes plenty of work to get prepared to buy a property in San Francisco. That’s why MEDA’s Housing Opportunities team sometimes work with clients for a year or more, with an initial six-hour workshop followed by tailored one-on-one coaching. There’s getting that credit score up (720 or higher is the goal.) There’s saving for a downpayment. There’s…

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San Francisco Family’s Eviction Averted as they Become New Homeowners

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 13, 2016 San Francisco Family’s Eviction Averted as they Become New Homeowners Joint effort of MOHCD, MEDA and Umpqua Bank to create fairness in housing San Francisco, Calif. — Like many other Californians last week, the Palacios family of San Francisco were…

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Rockwell BMR Condos Coming on the Market in Pacific Heights

The name Pacific Heights brings to mind images of San Francisco living at its finest. There are the old-money mansions on Broadway. Trendy shops and eateries lining Fillmore  and Union streets. Beautiful parks for families. All at a price tag out of reach for most. One would think the same about Rockwell, located at 1688…

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