affordable housing mission sf Archives

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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San Francisco’s Community Opportunity to Purchase Act: Reflections On COPA One Year In

by Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver With it being almost one year since the implementation of San Francisco’s pioneering Community Opportunity to Purchase Act, known as COPA for short, we were asked by SPUR to reflect on the successes and challenges of this program that aims to preserve affordable housing. It is…

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El Señor Raúl Vásquez Evita el Desalojo, Encuentra un Nuevo Hogar Económica en la Mission en Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell de MEDA

(English follows Spanish) por Alejandro Bautista Raúl Vásquez (también conocido como Don Raúl) nació en Guanajuato, México, en 1954. A los 23 años ya tenía una familia propia: una esposa, dos hijas y tres hijos. Fue un desafío para Don Raúl poder mantener económicamente a su familia. Fue entonces cuando decidió pedir ayuda a su…

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Topping Out Ceremony for Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom 100% Affordable-Housing Development, Anticipated Spring 2021 Move-In Date

The sky was the limit today, a milestone being reached when the top girder was raised on the ninth floor of MEDA’s Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom 100% affordable-housing development in San Francisco’s Mission District. This topping out was on schedule, at exactly one year and a day after breaking ground at a former parking…

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Press Statement: MEDA Applauds Defeat of Senate Bill 50

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, 2020 MEDA Applauds Defeat of Senate Bill 50 Bill threatens to accelerate displacement and gentrification is San Francisco’s Mission District Sacramento, Calif. — Today, the California Senate rejected Senate Bill 50 (Wiener)…

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Mayor London Breed Announces the Acquisition and Preservation of First Small Sites Building in the Sunset

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2019 Mayor London Breed Announces the Acquisition and Preservation of First Small Sites Building in the Sunset With Small Sites Program acquisition, six multi-generational families will be able to remain in their…

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10,000 BMR Applications Showcases Community Outreach Success, With Need Still Great

Walk in MEDA’s neighborhood center, Plaza Adelante, on any given Wednesday afternoon and you will see dozens of determined community members, during walk-in hours, seeking housing assistance from a trusted neighborhood organization. It is not easy securing affordable apartment rentals, and the application process can seem daunting, especially if you have a language barrier or…

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Después de Ser Desalojada Sin Justificación Bianca Ruíz no se Rinde y Encuentra un Nuevo Hogar en San Francisco

(English follows Spanish) por Alejandro Bautista Nativa a San Francisco, Bianca Ruiz, es hija de padres inmigrantes que llegaron por separado a los Estados Unidos en 1990 desde México. El padre de Bianca es de Michoacán mientras que su madre es de Sinaloa. Ambos emigraron por separado en busca de una vida mejor y más…

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U.S. Resiliency Council Awards Gold Rating to Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell, Milestone as First Multifamily Affordable Housing Building to Ever Receive this Honor

When MEDA and co-developer Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC) set out to build 94 units of housing for seniors, it sought to ensure that these vulnerable San Franciscans had not just affordable housing, but quality housing. That effort was recently recognized by the United States Resiliency Council (USRC), which awarded Casa Adelante – 1296…

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MEDA Leading the Charge in Affordable ADU Completion, Streamlines Replicable Model for Affordable and Accessible Homes for Vulnerable Community Members

In a 49-square-mile city with 50,000 new residents added in the last five years alone, it takes innovative solutions to create more homes within the existing housing fabric. This is especially true for our most-vulnerable community members — seniors, people with disabilities and low-income residents.  One way is via the creation of Accessory-Dwelling Units (ADUs),…

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