COVID-19 Resources

MEDA and the Mission community are here to support you, your business and your family during the COVID-19 crisis. Please call
MEDA’s COVID-19 Community Intake Line: (415) 612-2014.

Income

Getting a Job

MEDA can help community members get a job by preparing resumes and offering connections to employers still hiring during the COVID-19 crisis.

Applying for unemployment insurance

MEDA can help community members apply for unemployment insurance benefits by determining if they qualify, helping them prepare needed documents and applying online.

Applying to grants and benefits

MEDA can help community members apply for public benefits and grants by determining eligibility for such programs and helping them in the application process.

Tax preparation

MEDA can help community members prepare taxes — and many will receive a significant refund — which is important for those who have not filed their 2018 or 2019 taxes because they must do so to receive the stimulus check from the federal government’s CARES Act.

Housing

Post-purchase/Foreclosure prevention

MEDA can help community members apply to mortgage relief programs for homeowners hurt by the COVID-19 crisis.

Lease Up

MEDA can help community members apply to below-market-rate (BMR) apartment lotteries, plus help in the rental process.

Maintaining housing

MEDA can help community members write a letter to their landlord during COVID-19 Crisis.

Business

Applying for loans and grants

MEDA can help businesses apply for low-interest or forgivable business loans and grants.

Supporting employees

MEDA can help laid off or furloughed employees access resources through the crisis.

Landlord negotiations

MEDA can educate businesses about their tenant rights and coach them in how to negotiate rent payment plans with commercial landlords.


For the below non-MEDA Mission community resources, please go to the website listed for direct assistance.

Basic Needs

Internet Essentials

As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to make it easier to connect low-income families to home Internet.

https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

SF-Marin Food Bank

The Food Bank continues to do the day-in and day-out job of making sure vulnerable neighbors get the food they need. Now, we are putting solutions in place, one by one, to be able to continue providing food and helping our community prepare for whatever challenge the COVID-19 presents.

https://foodlocator.sfmfoodbank.org/

Health

Mission Neighborhood Health Center

They advocate for health equity and deliver innovative, high-quality services responsive to the neighborhoods and diverse communities they serve.

http://www.mnhc.org/

Mental Health

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Services are available to residents of San Francisco who receive Medi-Cal benefits, San Francisco Health Plan members, and to other San Francisco residents with limited resources. Services are approved and provided based on individual clinical need.

https://www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oservices/mentalHlth/CBHS/default.asp

Distance Learning

Student Toolkits

San Francisco Unified School District is providing toolkits for distance learning to support children in all grades.

https://www.sfusd.edu/learning/resources-learning/continuity-learning/families