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Employee of the Year, Karoleen Feng
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On Being Honored as MEDA’s 2016 “Employee of the Year”

by Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng “My hope is that we can offer hope to our low-income families, so that for generations to come these families can continue to call the Mission their home.” That statement concluded my acceptance speech when I was honored as 2016 “Employee of the Year” at the Oct….

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Viva MEDA celebration event
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¡VIVA MEDA! 43rd Anniversary Celebration a Night to Remember

Mariachis. Deserving honorees. Great food. A community of support. Those were just four of the elements that combined to make ¡VIVA MEDA! a success on Wednesday. This year’s venue was the San Francisco Design Center. Celebrating 43 years of investing in people in the Mission – and now the Bay Area — it was a…

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MEDA and TNDC Launch 1990 Folsom Street Development with Prop A Funds

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2016  MEDA and TNDC Launch 1990 Folsom Street Development with Prop A Funds A 143-unit, mixed-use affordable housing and arts project to further stabilize Mission San Francisco, Calif. — The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD)…

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MEDA Uses San Francisco’s Small Sites Program to Save 13 Vulnerable Tenants of 1500 Cortland Avenue

When MEDA’s Johnny Oliver and Dairo Romero heard that 1500 Cortland Avenue was potentially facing foreclosure, they seized the opportunity to avail the vulnerable residents of their tenants’ rights … and their options. The multi-unit Bernal Heights property was ripe for speculation — a likely target to be flipped by converting rentals into Tenancies in…

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HUD Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti Visits Two MEDA/BRIDGE Housing RAD Sites

With a $26 billion backlog of deferred maintenance at public housing sites nationwide, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) knew an innovative approach was needed to remedy the situation. That was the genesis of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, now in effect throughout the land, including San Francisco. This means the…

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Mission Action Plan 2020 Meeting Gathers Community Input on Neighborhood Needs

Last night, hundreds gathered for the second community meeting on the Mission Action Plan 2020 (MAP 2020). The theme was “A Plan for and Community Discussion on Affordability, ” with the venue Buena Vista Horace Mann School on 23rd Street. A resource fair on tenants’ rights — and other issues of community importance — was part of the…

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A New Park Means the Greening of the Mission this St. Patrick’s Day

A long-awaited vision became reality today during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new park at the corner of Folsom and 17th streets in the Mission. What is currently a large swath of concrete serving as a parking lot will now be transformed into a green space for the community, with a scheduled opening in 300…

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MEDA Saves Founding Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center Via Small Sites Program

­­ Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2016 MEDA Saves Founding Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center Community support made MEDA purchase possible, with nonprofit and tenants saved San Francisco, Calif. — After many months of effort, the Mission Economic Development Agency…

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MEDA and SFCLT Save Five At-Risk Properties Using City’s Small Sites Program

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org Tracy Parent Organizational Director San Francisco Community Land Trust (SFCLT) (415) 399-1490 tparent@sfclt.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 10, 2016 MEDA and SFCLT Save Five At-Risk Properties Using City’s Small Sites Program Work with MOHCD to save longtime San Francisco tenants from…

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Community Demands 2918-2924 Mission Street Development be 100 Percent Affordable Housing

A spirited conversation took place at a meeting last Wednesday, as concerned residents discussed the latest market-rate development slated for their ever-pricier neighborhood: 2918-2924 Mission Street, between 25th and 26th streets. Issues brought up ran the gamut from building height to dust during construction to safety for children at the school located in the alley behind the…

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