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Mission Housing and MEDA announce partnership; Will build Marvel in the Mission

Mission Economic Development Agency and Mission Housing Development Corporation will lead development of approximately 350 new affordable homes at 1979 Mission Street

building on 1979 Mission Street
1979 Mission Street

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

San Francisco, CA — Today, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) announced the selection of Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and Mission Housing Development Corporation (Mission Housing) to lead development of new permanently affordable rental housing at 1979 Mission Street.

“Mission Housing is honored to be a part of the development team at 1979 Mission Street. We share this joy with MEDA and we’re grateful to the community advocates who brought us together for this project. We make a commitment to you all to work as one to bring The Marvel to life," said Mission Housing Executive Director Sam Moss.

“Mission Housing appreciates the work of our staff — past and present — along with the numerous community advocates who are reflected in the Plaza 16 Coalition who have made this victory for the Mission possible," added Marcia Contreras, Deputy Executive Director of Mission Housing. "Our partnership with MEDA is founded in the service and love of the community. It’s this love that will guide us through the process of building The Marvel.”

"What an honor it is for MEDA to be one of the two organizations selected to lead the development for 1979 Mission Street. Working together with Mission Housing on such an extensive development project shows the incredible impact of community advocacy,” said MEDA CEO Luis Granados. “It’s because of the grit and tenacity of our Mission community - specifically the Plaza 16 Coalition - who organized and fought for this site’s development that hundreds of people will one day be able to permanently call San Francisco their home as it is transforms into a 100% affordable housing site. This is an incredible victory. Here’s to the 'Marvel in the Mission’.”

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