April 21, 2020
Upper Noe is showing community spirit and our ability to stick together and stay separated while supporting our families and neighbors. On the down side, the long-term effects of shelter-in-place are upon us. Many are feeling shortages of food, support and the need for social interaction and exercise. Upper Noe Neighbors is partnering with City agencies to provide updated info and resources. Please review the list below.
- Free emergency child care at Upper Noe Recreation Center – care for children of healthcare workers and other frontline jobs. For more information please visit https://www.dcyf.org/
- Wellness check-up calls: SF’s Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly helps fight isolation for homebound seniors ages 65+ by pairing them with dedicated and caring volunteers who will provide wellness calls or video chats 2 times per week. Seniors and volunteers can enroll at http://littlebrotherssf.org/ .
- San Francisco Public Library’s has robust digital services. Card holders have 24/7 free access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, classes and more. https://sfpl.org/books-and-media/elibrary
- Federal income tax filings and payments are extended to July 15, 2020, while State income tax deadline extended to June 15, 2020.
- If you are impacted by COVID-19 and cannot pay your 2nd installment of property taxes, please contact the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office to learn more and apply for a wavier of penalties and interests.
- Mortgage Relief – over 200 financial institutions statewide provide immediate relief for property owners with mortgage payments coming due or for families who need to withdraw funds from CD’s. Contact your lender for specific program details.
- Utility shut-off moratorium: The City has suspended all SFPUC utility shut-offs for 60 days, preventing SFPUC water, sewer, and power customers from having their utilities shut off for nonpayment or receiving penalties for late payments during this period.
- Eviction moratorium: The City has established a temporary moratorium through June 21 on evictions for non-payment of rent by residential tenants directly impacted by COVID-19. If you are concerned about potential eviction, visit this link to learn more.
- Insurance resources for residents: The State of California is providing residents with insurance resources around COVID-19. The find out more, visit this link.
- SFUSD is providing free, healthy meals to children 18 years and younger. Meal pick up are available at James Lick Middle School 1220 Noe St, Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The pick-up will include five days of food. No ID or school enrollment is required. Visit https://www.sfusd.edu/services/health-wellness/nutrition-school-meals
- Meals on Wheels offers home delivered meals to homebound seniors ages 65+. To sign up to receive two meals per day, call 415-355-6700. www.mowsf.org
- On Lok 30th Street Senior Center provides and delivers nutritious meals 415-550-2226
- Eric’s (Chinese) Restaurant provides free hot lunches to seniors. 415-282-0919
- Shepherd of the Hills/New Life Lutheran Church, 395 Addison St.
Food distribution at 9:00 AM – 9:35 AM Saturdays
- St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Dr.
Registration is not required at this time. Food is bagged and given out in the driveway.
Seniors (65 & older) 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm , All others 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
- SF Marin Food Bank
- Paid sick leave: The City has established the Workers and Families First Program, which will contribute up to 40 hours of additional paid sick leave time to employees beyond their existing policies. Employers and employees can learn more by visiting https://sfgov.org/olse/.
- CA State unemployment benefits:California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has put in place programs to support workers affected by the virus. If you are sick or quarantined; providing care to a family member; missing work due to school closures and childcare needs; or experiencing reductions in your work hours, you may be eligible for these state benefits. To learn more about eligibility and available benefits, visit this link.