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MEDA Announces Release of Its Annual Report 2015

from Executive Director Luis Granados Last year was a game-changer at MEDA. While our asset-building services empowered nearly 7,000 low- to moderate-income clients — the most in our 42-year history — our organization ventured into new territory. MEDA is barely recognizable as the organization it was just a few years ago: our nonprofit is now…

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MEDA Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2016 MEDA Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity San Francisco-based Community Progress Maker Joins Leading Nonprofit Organizations Across the United States to Address Urban Challenges Ranging from Affordable…

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: State and Local Officials Join to Explain Importance of New California EITC

“Use it or lose it!” Those powerful words from State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, at a press conference held at MEDA today, underscored the importance of getting out the message about the state’s new Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Ma fears that if not enough Californians take advantage of this credit, politicians in Sacramento…

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Citi and MEDA Release Taxes White Paper, Are Interviewed by San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros

With tax season now underway, there is a clear need to seize the moment to provide asset building services to the low-income community. That is why Citi and MEDA have just released a white paper, “Key Elements of Service Integration of Asset Building Services at Tax Time,” to showcase the success of their model. (Read the white paper.)…

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Why I Give Wednesday: MEDA Executive Director Luis Granados

To celebrate this season of giving and thankfulness, every Wednesday we will showcase staff, Board members, volunteers and clients telling what this Mission District, San Francisco nonprofit brings to their lives. MEDA is incredibly grateful for the community’s continued dedication, vision and guidance, which enabled our organization in 2015 to provide free services to over 7,000 low-income individuals, start our Adelante Fund…

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Community Organizations Call for Delay in Vote on Sweeping, New Preferential Access Policy for Affordable Housing

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2015 Community Organizations Call for Delay in Vote on Sweeping, New Preferential Access Policy for Affordable Housing Little-Known Proposal Warrants Extension of Period for Public Comment San Francisco, CA – Today at 10am at Room 278 of City Hall, organizations representing neighborhoods…

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MEDA and Chinatown CDC Awarded 1296 Shotwell Street 100-Percent Affordable Housing Development


Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2015 MEDA and Chinatown CDC Awarded 1296 Shotwell Street 100-Percent Affordable Housing Development 96-Unit Development for Senior Living to Further Stabilize San Francisco’s Mission District San Francisco, CA – The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) has awarded the Mission…

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MEDA and CCDC Awarded 2070 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2015 MEDA and CCDC Awarded 2070 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development 101-Unit Development to Stabilize Mission District as a Neighborhood of Promise San Francisco, CA – The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) has awarded the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and…

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Mission Community Takes BIG Next Step in Standing up to Luxury-Housing Tidal Wave

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2015 Mission Community Takes BIG Next Step in Standing up to Luxury-Housing Tidal Wave Broad-based coalition qualifies moratorium, now has chance for real community-stabilization plan San Francisco, CA – The City of San Francisco Department of Elections today verified the…

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Three Supreme Court Decisions Advance Equality Across the Nation

For over four decades, MEDA has been championing its core value of equity and fairness—the type of equity and fairness showcased by a trio of Supreme Court decisions this week. Health care With regard to health care, the attempt to weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was once again thwarted, now with the backing of…

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