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Cultural Placekeeping, Part 1 of 3: The Case for Cultural Placekeeping in Low-Income Communities of Color

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng (Follow Karoleen on LinkedIn) Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen (Follow Nathanial on LinkedIn) 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…

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Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development Has Closed On Construction Financing

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2019 Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development Has Closed On Construction Financing Groundbreaking slated for spring for 143-unit 100 percent affordable-housing development San Francisco — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)…

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Mayor London Breed and Community Leaders Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Affordable Housing in the Mission District

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. 30, 2019 Mayor London Breed and Community Leaders Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Affordable Housing in the Mission District Casa Adelante will provide 127 permanently affordable apartments for low-income…

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Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng’s Speech at 25 Sanchez RAD Rededication Event

As we turn the calendar to 2019, it’s the perfect time to reflect on new beginnings. That is definitely the case for 25 Sanchez. Looking around at this refurbished property I am delighted to see a prime example of collective impact. It was four-and-a-half years ago when taking on the City’s call for nonprofits to…

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Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development Has Secured Construction Financing

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 28, 2018 Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development Has Secured Construction Financing Groundbreaking slated for end of January 2019 San Francisco — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and Chinatown Community Development Center…

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MEDA’s Karoleen Feng Awarded Certificate of Honor from San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Affordable-Housing Work Praised

As MEDA staff filled the pews at the regular Tuesday San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ meeting today at City Hall, it was anything but a “regular” day for Karoleen Feng, who is usually busy crunching numbers on complex real estate transactions that will reverse displacement. That’s because District 11 Supervisor Asha Safai (photo, back row,…

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Q&A: Creating Community-Serving Commercial Spaces

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Senior Project Manager Feliciano Vera MEDA launched its Community Real Estate program just four years ago, as a proactive, aggressive response to the unprecedented gentrification and subsequent displacement occurring in San Francisco’s Mission District, long a welcoming neighborhood for Latino immigrants and small businesses. We pivoted…

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Q&A: Fighting Gentrification and Displacement via San Francisco’s Small Sites Program

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng MEDA launched its Community Real Estate program just four years ago, as a proactive, aggressive response to the unprecedented gentrification and subsequent displacement occurring in San Francisco’s Mission District, long a welcoming neighborhood for Latino immigrants. We pivoted from being a 45-year-old direct-services agency to becoming an…

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Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng’s Speech at 4830 Mission St. Press Conference with Mayor London Breed and District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safaí

MEDA’s purchase of 4830 Mission St. makes this a big day, but not just for us. Today is also a big day for the Excelsior … and San Francisco overall. Vivienda Adelante – 4830 Mission St. marks a huge first for affordable housing in San Francisco, as today we have not only preserved affordable housing…

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Livable City Honors MEDA with “Livability Award” for Small Sites Program Work

Last night in front of an audience of 300 at the Mission’s Gray Area Theater, MEDA was honored by Livable City with a “Livability Award” for its affordable-housing work. Livability Award nominees work at the intersection of land-use, environment, public health and social equity in the Bay Area.  Following is Director of Community Real Estate…

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