Tag Archives: Mission Economic Development Agency

Tenants chat in front of Mission Dolores Senior Apartments on 15th Street.

Changing Management Gives Public Housing Tenants New Hope

Public housing in the city as we know it is coming to an end — that is, it will become largely nonprofit owned and operated within the next two years as part of a national...
Supervisor David Campos talks about MEDA's new initiative to end childhood lead poisoning. Photo by Erica Hellerstein.

MEDA Launches New Program to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

Have you had your home inspected for lead recently? If you’re anything like most San Franciscans, the answer is probably no. But consider this: 94 percent of the city’s houses were built before 1978, when...
Zenaida Merlin and her business partner speak at the opening ceremony of the SparkPoint Center on Mission and 19th streets.

Non-Profit Center to Fight Against Poverty Opens on Mission Street

The fight against poverty in the Mission gained strength this morning with the opening of San Francisco’s first SparkPoint Center at Plaza Adelante on 19th and Mission streets, community organizers said. “With one in five...

MEDA Asks Like-Minded Groups – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The Mission Economic Development Agency moves to a new building, establishing a nonprofit HQ on Mission Street.

Move Over, Borderlands Opens Its Cafe on Valencia

Borderlands Café on Valencia Street doesn’t have Wi-Fi, bit it does have an environment where people can actually talk to each other.
Jonathan, Diana's business partner

From the Street to the Storefront, and Back Again?

Immigrant street vendors struggle in the recession, but they've had it worse on the street. By RIGOBERTO HERNANDEZ