affordable housing san francisco Archives

MEDA Harnessing the Power of San Francisco’s Small Sites Program, 25 Buildings and 400+ Residents Saved So Far

Co-authored by: Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen  Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Baglieri (Part 1 of 2) How does a longtime community-based organization in a span of five years go from solely providing direct services to becoming an innovative affordable-housing developer? Well, MEDA’s trajectory has been unique, but it is a model now ready…

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Mayor London Breed Tours 100 Percent Affordable Senior Housing at Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell to Advocate for Prop A Passage

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 11, 2019 Mayor London Breed Tours 100 Percent Affordable Senior Housing at Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell to Advocate for Prop A Passage Prop A will fund hundreds more homes for San Francisco…

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Una Familia Determinada a Sobresalir

por Adriana Jones Lima (English follows Spanish) La familia Arriola Hernández vino a los Estados Unidos en los noventas y es originalmente de la Ciudad de México. Refugio llegó primero a los EEUU a continuar sus estudios y luego mandó por su esposa, Elvira.  A poco tiempo Refugio aprendió que la vida estadounidense cuesta mucho…

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Affordable-Housing Promotoras Honored by San Francisco Board of Supervisors

“These promotoras are the most effective and committed to helping others apply for affordable housing in San Francisco.” So said MEDA Community Organizer Dairo Romero at an August 3 celebration of 642 below-market-rate (BMR) apartment applications being put in by the Latino community, with the assistance of these 12 community outreach workers. Romero’s statement is…

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Perseverance Leads to Housing Win, New Home for Ana Acosta and Her Daughter

When a few years ago they razed Candlestick Park — site of many sports victories over the years — a new win occurred for San Franciscans in the form of hundreds of units of affordable housing on the historic site. Emblematic of that win last week was bakery worker Ana Acosta and her toddler, Daniela,…

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Apply at MEDA by Oct. 16 for 113 BMR Apartments: The Martin, Natalie Gubb Commons and 570 Jessie

(Español sigue inglés.)  Everyone knows that market-rate rents in San Francisco are still out of reach for far too many. Zumper, the popular real estate site, just found that despite rents dropping by 0.9 percent in the last quarter, the median for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is still a staggering average of $3,390…

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Surviving 22nd and Mission Fire, the Resilient Flores Family Wins Lottery for a BMR Apartment in San Francisco

The nightmares persist after more than two years. Jorge Flores can still see his hair on fire as he bangs on the next-door neighbor’s door at 22nd and Mission streets. His family’s third-floor apartment of 19 years was in flames, along with the rest of the historic building. It seemed like an apocalypse. Jorge waited…

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Mission School Social Worker Bridget Early’s Family Buys a Home — Before It’s Too Late

Bridget Early has been a social worker at Everett Middle School in San Francisco for the past nine years, following in the footsteps of her parents, who were both educators. Raised a few hours north in Chico, Early relished her childhood outings to the Bay Area with her folks. These trips solidified one idea: that…

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Apply at MEDA for a Below-Market-Rate (BMR) Rental at 280 Brighton in Ocean View

With 8,000 Latinos displaced in the last decade — over 25 percent of this community — there is an urgent need for affordable housing for MEDA’s clients (see page 6 of this report). That’s why MEDA’s Community Real Estate team is working diligently to produce and preserve housing in the Mission — affordable housing with values built in. Complementing…

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MEDA Clients, Including Ellis Act Evictee, Win BMR Condo Lottery for the Rockwell

It takes plenty of work to get prepared to buy a property in San Francisco. That’s why MEDA’s Housing Opportunities team sometimes work with clients for a year or more, with an initial six-hour workshop followed by tailored one-on-one coaching. There’s getting that credit score up (720 or higher is the goal.) There’s saving for a downpayment. There’s…

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