Disaster Relief

Chinatown Fire Assistance and Recovery

A fire broke out in San Francisco’s Chinatown on the morning of February 3, 2017 impacted many residents and businesses. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has a team of staff dedicated to supporting and assisting merchants and businesses as they work to recover and eventually re-open for business.

Mission-Bernal Fire Assistance and Recovery

A fire broke out in San Francisco’s Mission-Bernal District on the afternoon of June 18, 2016 impacted many residents and businesses. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has a team of staff dedicated to supporting and assisting merchants and businesses as they work to recover and eventually re-open for business.

Businesses

For Businesses

For merchants and businesses that need assistance in filling out the disaster declaration forms, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development can guide you through the process and provide language assistance, as needed.


Some Programs Available:​

  • ​Disaster Recovery Fund
  • ​Low Interest Loans
  • ​Lease Assistance
  • ​City Permitting and Approvals Assistance
  • ​Additional Business Technical Assistance

Contact

For Small Business Disaster Relief Fund

Nathanial Owen
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
2301 Mission Street, Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-3334 ext. 153
(415) 282-3320
nowen@medasf.org

For business assistance and questions

Angel Cardoz
Small Business Development Center
(415) 533-8440
angel.cardoz@sfgov.org


Employees

For Employees

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development provides services to employees that may have had their employment status affected due to the fire. The team works to connect affected employees to job placement services so that there is a minimal gap in employment. The team also provides support and consultation on unemployment insurance, health care, and job transition services such as job counseling, training opportunities, and job placement assistance.


Additionally, San Francisco has Neighborhood Access Points where outplaced employees can drop-in and obtain services during office hours including:

• Job search assistance
• Career planning and exploration
• Job preparation workshops
• Access to education and training services/programs
• Access to computers, internet, fax machines, and copy machines


The City has Access Points located throughout the city, including one closest to where the fire was located:


Contact
For additional questions regarding employment services

Workforce Development Division Business Services Team
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
(415) 701-4848
business.services@sfgov.org 


Residents

For Residents

The Human Services Agency is leading the coordination of displaced residents. If you are resident that was displaced by the fire and are in need of food, housing, and/or medical assistance, please contact:

Benjamin Amyes
Human Services Agency
(415) 557-5370
Benjamin.Amyes@sfgov.org

Resources



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About the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD)

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development's (OEWD) mission is simple – we support the ongoing economic vitality of San Francisco. Under the direction of Mayor Edwin M. Lee, OEWD provides city-wide leadership for workforce development, business attraction and retention, neighborhood commercial revitalization, international business and development planning. For more information, go to: www.oewd.org

Information

Please let us know if you need assistance with language translation.

Jorge Rivas Jr.
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
(415) 554-7613
jorge.rivas@sfgov.org


May Ng
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
(415) 701-4836
May.ng@sfgov.org

Información

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Jorge Rivas Jr.
Oficina de desarrollo económico y fuerza laboral
(415) 554-7613
jorge.rivas@sfgov.org


May Ng
Oficina de desarrollo económico y fuerza laboral
(415) 701-4836
May.ng@sfgov.org

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Francis Chan
三藩市经济和劳动力发展部
(415) 816-3816
Francis.C.Chan@sfgov.org


May Ng
三藩市经济和劳动力发展部
(415) 701-4836
May.ng@sfgov.org

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