Helping Our San Francisco Community Ease Financial Burdens of COVID-19
While the COVID-19 crisis is affecting our entire community, our low- and middle-income residents are facing the most severe and troubling challenges. Low-income and hourly-wage workers are finding it harder to earn income as layoffs and furloughs mount alarmingly and people experience reduced hours as a result of COVID-19. Given that most of these individuals are already severely rent-burdened and living paycheck-to-paycheck, any sustained period of unemployment will cause significant and possibly devastating hardship.
We are here to help San Franciscans who qualify ease their financial burden through immediate financial assistance to help pay rent or mortgages and/or meet other basic needs such as paying utility bills, buying groceries, and childcare costs. Assistance is available to San Francisco County residents earning less than 80% of AMI with a documented loss of income resulting from COVID-19 due to health, employment, or school/child care closures.
Through our partnership with Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), we are distributing funds collected through their SVCF COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to qualifying San Franciscans struggling to make ends meet as a result of COVID-19. The funds are being distributed through our existing Catholic Charities Assisted Housing & Health Program.
While the funding currently committed will allow us to begin deploying assistance immediately, significantly more funding will be needed to meet the growing needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents.
Please give today to help the increasing numbers of our San Francisco neighbors and families struggling to make ends meet.
As never before, we need your support.