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Homeowner Resources

Welcome to our resources page. In response to the growing adversity faced by communities in the Bay Area due to Covid and the current wildfires, we’ve provided below resources to help you prepare and respond.

We hope that you find our resource page helpful. Please note, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco does not endorse the organizations listed below. Our goal is to simply provide the communities we serve with information about available resources in San Mateo, San Francisco, and Marin Counties.

This page is compiled of various resources located in our tri-county area and is not a complete list, please use this as a starting point and a reference for further opportunities. We have made every effort to ensure this is as accurate as possible and we will continue to update as quickly as we can in response to changes in information. If you have any questions please reach out to us at: Stay safe and healthy!

Wildfire Resources

evacuation and relief resources - Provides a comprehensive outline of what to expect during an evacuation and how to prepare.

Northern California Red Cross – Provides 24-hour emergency aid for those recovering from a disaster. – Provides step by step instructions of how to get help after a natural disaster.

wildfire Smoke - Gives details of what wildfire smoke is and how to protect yourself from it.

be prepared – Provides how to be prepared for and deal with house fires.

Marin County – Provides tips for wildfire preparedness for residents of Marin County.

San Mateo County Health – Provides tips on emergency preparedness for San Mateo residents.

COVID-19: Resources and Information

general resources

211 United Way Bay Area - A program of United Way that is the comprehensive information and referral service for San Francisco, San Mateo, Napa, Marin, Santa Clara, and Solano counties. They connect individuals with information about health and human services available to them.

The Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) - Provides resources for employers and workers. They offer guidance to help you determine what is best for you, your family, and your workplace. 

Bayview Resources - This Google Doc was compiled by the Supervisor for San Francisco’s District 10, also known as the Bayview.

BMAGIC Resource Guide for the Bayview - Bayview Hunters Point Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities (BMAGIC) is a network of San Francisco neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations whose mission is to facilitate, coordinate and develop community resources and opportunities that support service providers and community members in Bayview Hunters Point. BMAGIC has developed an inclusive directory of services provided in Bayview Hunters Point for children, youth and families. 

East Palo Alto Resources - The City of East Palo Alto has published a page with information related to COVID-19.

How to help your community - If you want to do more to support those around you, this article by KQED has some ideas. 

Marin County Community Resource Guide - Marin’s online search tool for information, services, and resources.

Marin County Resources - Community Action Marin publishes a comprehensive list of local resources for Marin residents. Compiled with special focus on programs serving those with low incomes, this guide plays a vital role in connecting people with services to help them thrive, and knitting a closer safety net of support among the various agencies serving Marin County.

Marin County Department of Health and Human Services - Marin County Public Health has created a telephone hotline for residents to call with questions or concerns related to COVID-19. Staff and Marin Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will take calls at 415-473-7191. Daily COVID-19 video update from Marin Health & Human Services.

San Francisco County Resources - Published by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development as a housing resource.

San Mateo County Resources - A resource guide for residents of San Mateo County published by the Human Services Agency.

food resources

Information and help from for people needing food during COVID-19

Apply for CalFresh Assistance here.

COVID-19 Family Food Fund for Marin.

Find San Mateo County Food Pantry locations.

San Francisco Marin Food Bank - 415.282.1907:
Food Locator
Home-Delivered Groceries   
CalFresh Application Assistance
Supplemental Food For Seniors

San Francisco Project Open Hand:
For Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Wellness Programs

San Francisco Unified School District: Free meals for children.

Apply for Meals on Wheels San Francisco.

San Francisco Human Services Agency
Health and Food Resources
Congregate Meals Program (to-go only)

New San Francisco Marin Food Bank Pantries - No ID required, groceries are pre-bagged:
Bayview Opera House
4705 3rd Street (parking lot)

Cesar Chavez
825 Shotwell Street (blacktop)

James Denman
241 Oneida Avenue

Rosa Parks Elementary
1501 O’Farrell Street

Mission HS
3750 18th St (Parking Lot)

Bessie Carmichael
375 7th Street

Francisco MS
2190 Powell Street (Basketball Court)

Lincoln HS
2162 24th Avenue

50 Raymond Street

Grocery Store Hours for Seniors/Vulnerable Populations: This is from the Resource list published by the Superivsor’s Office for District 10, San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. 
Albertsons: 7–9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Bi-Rite: 30 minutes early on Mondays
Costco: 9-10am, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dollar General: The first operating hour of every store, daily
Fresh Market: 8–9 a.m. Monday-Friday
Gelson’s: 7–8 a.m., but bring proof of seniority, as the company states you may be asked for ID.
Mother’s Markets: 6–7 a.m. Wednesdays. Free home delivery is also available for high-risk groups , the promo code to arrange is FREE4SENIORS.
Rainbow Grocery: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every day.
Safeway: 7–9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Stop & Shop: 6–7:30 a.m. daily, check locations for a special entrance for seniors only
Target: The first hour of operation in all stores
Vallarta Supermarkets: 7–8 a.m. daily
Whole Foods Market: One hour before posted opening hours, daily
A note from District 10: It still is safest if seniors and other vulnerable populations do not go to the store unnecessarily. Ordering online is much safer if at all possible.

financial AND LEGAL Assistance

OnwardCA has put together a one-stop resource for those who have lost their jobs during Covid-19

Learn about the Marin County COVID-19 Eviction ban.

File for unemployment or disability insurance.

Legal Aid for Workers.

Free legal aid in Marin county.

National Domestic Workers Alliance - Coronovirus Care Fund.

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund.

Emergency Fund for Tipped and Service Workers.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau blog

Get a Free Credit Report.

educational resources

At home learning from KQED.

Free online art classes from Skillshare.

Free online courses from Ivy League Schools.

Teaching Resources for Students from Pre K - G9 from Scholastic: 

fun and wellness resources

Do The Bay Livestream Events.

Explore museums and landmarks.

Livestream free yoga.

Access free meditation.

View live Monterey Bay Aquarium cameras.

Stream MET Opera performances.

Tour National Parks here.