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Asset Building is Not Just for Clients: MEDA Refinances Plaza Adelante to Ensure Financial Stability

MEDA has been successfully providing asset-building services to the low-income Mission community for over four decades. Financial capability is the thread that runs through MEDA’s innovative service-integration model of programs that range from workforce development and free tax preparation to business development and housing opportunities. The nonprofit knows that families cannot thrive without financial stability….

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MEDA to Host First Community Planning Information Meeting for 2060 Folsom 100 Percent Affordable-Housing Development

Over the next four years, a healthy and vibrant community will be developed in the Mission at 17th and Folsom streets. 2060 Folsom, to be exact (as the address has been changed from the original 2070). MEDA was awarded the right to co-develop, with Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), a 101-unit development to stabilize San Francisco’s…

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Mission Neighborhood Stabilization Plan Released by Community

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2015 Mission Neighborhood Stabilization Plan Released by Community Aims to keep the Mission’s Latino and working-class populations intact via implementation of affordable-housing strategies San Francisco, CA—The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has worked with renowned organizations and the community to…

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A Face of Mission Displacement: 
Tenant Gabriela Navarro and Neighbors Subject to Intimidation

It’s been a sweet home on Alabama for Gabriela Navarro, as she’s enjoyed her Mission flat and living with a trio of roommates who all equally love life in their diverse community. That all changed recently when the prospective new owners of the property greeted Gaby by initially asking, “What are your plans?” This surprised…

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A Tribute to the Influential Mothers of MEDA Staff, Part 1

On this Mother’s Day weekend, MEDA encourages everyone to take time to celebrate the power of maternal love. We asked MEDA staff to tell what they learned from their mothers and how that made them a better person. Here are a few of the inspiring responses (check back tomorrow for more stories.) Staff member: Karoleen Feng Mother’s…

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Second “Housing Town Hall” Facilitated by Mission Promise Neighborhood

Everett Middle School combined empathy with education last night as underresourced, predominately Latino families from the Mission came together to share their concerns and traumas over San Francisco’s continuing housing crisis. Held by the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), this was the second such event of 2014. The first “Housing Town Hall” was held at Bryant…

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Numbers Crunched on Mission District San Francisco Housing Crunch

The Evaluation Task When Severin Saenz of MEDA’s adroit Evaluation Team received a request to delve into tax stats from the 2014 season, she knew some interesting community facts would be ascertained. Little did she realize to what extent. Saenz was tasked with gleaning information from approximately 3,400 tax returns–prepared for free by MEDA staff…

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Mission District San Francisco Town Hall Addresses Lower-Income Residents’ Concerns

MEDA facilitates school meeting about housing crisis and families under stress On March 19th, Bryant Elementary in the Mission District played host to an insightful Housing Town Hall to bring the community together to express their concerns about the rising cost of San Francisco apartments. Turnout exceeded expectations—emblematic of the breadth of the issues facing…

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Affordable Housing for Mission District San Francisco Residents

The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and BRIDGE Housing Corporation propose to co-develop and preserve the Mission/Castro cluster, a grouping of over 400 apartments for seniors, to sustain and expand affordable housing opportunities in San Francisco. With this partnership, the power of MEDA’s community-based vision and asset-building approach will be complemented by BRIDGE’s strength as…

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