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Karoleen Feng’s Speech at Press Conference to Reignite and Re-Fund the Small Sites Program

My name is Karoleen Feng and I lead the Small Sites Program efforts for the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), which is based in San Francisco’s Mission District. We are today asking that the Board of Supervisors align with D5 Supervisor Preston and reallocate $64 million of Prop I money to re-fund the critical Small…

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As COVID-19 Reshapes the Real Estate Landscape, MEDA Triples Down on Preservation

Photo: November 2016 photo of residents of 10-unit MEDA Small Sites property at 3329 20th St. in San Francisco’s Mission District. by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng In the initial four months of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there have been catastrophic economic and health consequences for our Mission District Latino community. Our families…

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Equitable Affordability: Citi Community Development, Grounded Solutions Network Announce MEDA as a Community Land Trust Accelerator Fund Recipient

Photo: 2205 Mission St. in San Francisco. Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 2, 2020 Equitable Affordability: Citi Community Development, Grounded Solutions Network Announce MEDA as a Community Land Trust Accelerator Fund Recipient Flagship capital grant program advances housing…

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Mayor London Breed and Community Organizations Announce Purchase of Historic Property to Save and Preserve Centro Social Obrero

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 20, 2019 Mayor London Breed and Community Organizations Announce Purchase of Historic Property to Save and Preserve Centro Social Obrero Transaction will keep 50-year-old organization, Mission Language and Vocational School, in its Mission…

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MEDA Scaling and Sharing: Replicable ¡Viva! Model Around Financial Integration and Affordable Housing will Strengthen Organizations Nationwide

Co-authored by: Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Baglieri Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver When MEDA pivoted its work seven years ago, it was definitely to meet a local need to respond to the hyper-displacement of 8,000 Latinos from San Francisco’s Mission District in the decade…

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MEDA’s Four-Pronged Approach to Cultural Placekeeping in a Low-Income Community of Color

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Senior Project Manager Feliciano Vera Many cities across the nation struggle with gentrification and its subsequent displacement of low-income communities of color, but nowhere is this more evident than in San Francisco’s Mission District. This vibrant neighborhood — long a welcoming hub for immigrants from Mexico,…

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