Tag Archives: Mission Economic Development Agency

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 Bay Area families struggling to make ends meet, expanding SparkPoint is an important part of United Way’s efforts to cut poverty in half in the...

Back-to-School Special: Backpack Giveaway This Saturday

Help your child start the school year in style…for free! The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), Target and other partners will give away 2,150 backpacks full of school supplies to children this Saturday. The event includes a family barbecue, entertainment, yoga classes, sports activities and a resource fair with nonprofit organizations that provide services...

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 the federal government banned lead-based paint. This puts urban dwellers — especially kids — at high risk for contracting lead poisoning. To reduce lead poisoning...

To Halt Evictions, City May Become Landlord

When a landlord sells their rent-controlled building it can strike fear into the hearts of longtime tenants with low rents—eviction notices, buyouts, or worse may not be far off depending on whoever the buyer is. But landlords looking to sell should take note, there’s a new buyer in town: the Mayor’s Office of Housing. Announced late last week, the Mayor...