Season of Sharing
The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund provides temporary assistance to help people living in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Season of Sharing is a good resource for back rent during the eviction moratorium period, rent going forward, or a combination.
Visit here: https://seasonofsharing.org/for-those-in-need/
- Eligible applicants who have been affected directly or indirectly by COVID-19 can apply for Season of Sharing Fund assistance even if their rent/mortgage isn’t delinquent.
- SOS can provide two months of assistance: this can be two months back rent,or one month back rent and one month going forward, or two months going forward, etc.
- The usual requirement for sustainability going forward is waived for those who lost their source of income due to COVID-19
Visit the link to see contact information by county; or call 415-557-6484 in San Francisco.
- This is a good resource for San Francisco rents that were due prior to the moratorium or rents that will be due after:
- Per the application (linked below), eligible households may apply for up to $3,000 (per month, according to our partners) for assistance to meet rent, utility, and other housing costs per application period. (The total cap per household is $10,000.)
- Rental assistance is NOT AVAILABLE for missed rents covered by SF’s eviction moratorium. Rents that were due prior to the moratorium (March 13) and rents that will be due after the moratorium may be eligible for assistance from the fund.
- How can monolingual speakers get help with the application?
- Spanish-speakers can call 415-552-3244; Chinese-speakers (most dialects) should contact Chinatown CDC.
Apply here: https://www.give2sfhousing.org/
Food Debit Card
Families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals can receive additional support to purchase groceries through California’s Pandemic Emergency Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT)!
If you receive CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or Foster Care benefits you do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits;you will receive a P-EBT card of up to $365 for each eligible child.
Other families receiving free or reduced-price school meal benefits but not on public benefit assistance need to complete a short online application.
Applications will open on May 22. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020.
Check out this link for more details: https://missionlocal.org/2020/05/low-income-students-will-soon-get-a-365-debit-card-to-purchase-food/
Stimulus Money for Undocumented Families
California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) available May 18th
To received $500 in one-time aid, you must be:
- Are an undocumented adult over the age of 18;
- Are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) stimulus payment or pandemic unemployment benefits; and
- Have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
All applications will be processed over the phone.
Call 866-490-3899 from 8 am – 8 pm Monday through Saturday!
First come, first serve – they will run out of money quickly, so call ASAP.
For more info, check out this link: https://www.catholiccharitiessf.org/covid-19-relief/drai.html