Need COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Assistance? We're here to help.
COVID-19 has presented our community with many challenges such as job loss, financial insecurity, and housing instability. Through the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development (MOCD)'s Give2SF COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund, Catholic Charities is helping stabilize housing and ease the financial burdens of eligible San Franciscans, regardless of immigration status, through immediate, temporary financial assistance for housing costs such as rent, mortgage payments, security deposits, utilities, and/or HOA and other housing-related fees.
Applications may be submitted online at Give2SFhousing.org or by calling Catholic Charities at 415-972-1283 or sending an email to Give2SFCOVID-19@CatholicCharitiesSF.org. Please note that the initial application period for these funds will be one-week due to anticipated high demand. Depending on the need and availability of funds, additional application windows may become available over the coming weeks.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSISTANCE
If your household meets the four following criteria, you are eligible to receive financial assistance of up to $3,000 per household, per application period:*
- You must be a resident of San Francisco County;
- Your household income is up to 100% of the average median income (see table below) pre-March 2020; and
- You must have a documented loss of income (or increased expenses) related to COVID-19 due to health, employment, family, or school/child care closures.
- Individuals experiencing housing instability or are at risk of housing instability.
*There is a maximum benefit of $10,000 for the duration of the public health emergency and as long as the household continues to experience an economic impact and funds are available.
Funding is extremely limited and applications will be prioritized based on need and severity of COVID-19 impact. If your application is selected for assistance, you will be asked to provide documentation to verify eligibility, including but not limited to the following:
- Valid Identification Card or Passport
- Proof of residency (such as utility bill, medical bill, etc.)
- Income verification (such as paystubs, SDI/UI award letter, etc.)
- Lease agreement or mortgage statement
- Documentation of the COVID-19 related loss of income or increased expenses (such as job termination notice, bank statements, etc.)
The average median income for households:
|Household of 1||$86,200|
|Household of 2||$98,500|
|Household of 3||$110,850|
|Household of 4||$123,150|
|Household of 5||$133,000|
|Household of 6||$142,850|
|Household of 7||$152,700|
|Household of 8||$162,550|