On April 17, over 120 community members gathered at City Hall for the San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network’s (SFILEN) Annual Immigrant Family Day. For the past 13 years, SFILEN has put on Immigrant Family Day as a celebration of civic engagement and community building. Participants were able to meet with the Board of Supervisors to have an opportunity to speak directly about concerns they have regarding immigration, housing, and other issues that impact their lives.
The primary goal of MOHCD’s Complete Neighborhoods Program is to provide infrastructure enhancements to those neighborhoods experiencing residential development. The program was originally established as part of Proposition C, an affordable housing bond passed by San Francisco voters in 2011. An excellent example of a recent Complete Neighborhoods project is the playground that was developed for the Chibi Chan Too Preschool at the newly rebuilt Booker T. Washington Community Services Center in the Western Addition.
The passage of Proposition E in November 2018 by a whopping 75% majority is a testament to the commitment and vibrancy of San Francisco's arts and cultural communities. As the Directors of the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), Grants for the Arts (GFTA), and the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), we are incredibly grateful for your advocacy and we are committed to ensuring that the Hotel Tax allocation for the arts sustains the important work you are doing throughout the City.
The Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) empowers homeless and low-income families, particularly mothers motivated by pregnancy and parenthood, to find within themselves the strength and confidence they need to transform their lives. The agency serves over 3,500 low-income and homeless families annually, providing a variety of programs and services to help families become healthy, stable and self-sufficient.
The mission of the SoMa Community Stabilization Fund is to stabilize the community and promote equity by supporting projects that mitigate the impact of development. The art and storytelling project of the Pilipino Senior Resource Center (PSRC) is one exciting example. The project works with seniors living in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco. Some live alone, some with family members, and some are homeless. All are at risk of isolation and displacement as a result of the rapid gentrification that has occurred in the neighborhood.
Our Service Connection program area is designed to address the whole range of an individual’s or family’s needs by connecting people with the necessary support and by helping build their capacity to improve their own lives and move toward self-sufficiency. In 2017-18, we funded 28 projects for a total of $2,951,594. Our grantees connected 3,677 clients to appropriate resources and services. They also provided case management to 1,445 individuals, including development of an Individual Service Plan (ISP).
As we recognize World AIDS Day on December 1, the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) is proud to fund Maitri Compassionate Care’s program that provides residential care for people living with AIDS. Through MOHCD’s support, Maitri is able to house 48 clients and provide them with three meals daily, 24-hour nursing care, activities to promote community and well-being, and social work support to keep individuals connected to community providers.