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Redistricting to reunite most of Mission District

By Jamie Goldberg, Mission Local

The Mission Housing Development Corporation has helped low-income Mission District residents find affordable housing for more than 40 years. But when the San Francisco supervisorial districts were redrawn 10 years ago, the nonprofit organization’s office at 16th and Valencia streets was outside of the Mission’s boundaries.

“It’s like they cut the Mission in half,” said Larry Del Carlo, Mission Housing Development’s president. “When you think of the culture and feel of the Mission, it has always included the North Mission.”

That 10-year-old map placed the district’s northern boundary at 20th Street east of Treat Street and between 17th and 19th streets west of Treat. This time around, the draft boundaries created by the Redistricting Task Force place the North Mission — all the way to 14th Street in some places and the Central Freeway in others — back in District 9, represented by Supervisor David Campos. Currently the area is in District 6, where Jane Kim is supervisor.

Read the complete story at Mission Local.