When a disaster occurs, we work with individual businesses to determine the resources and support they might need. This includes the Small Business Disaster Relief Fund that allows business impacted by the fire to access up to $10,000 in funds for inventory replacement, equipment purchases, security deposits for a new lease, employee salaries, or other expenses to stabilize cash flow, and connecting affected employees to job placement services so that there is a minimal gap in employment
OEWD also works closely with other city departments to coordinate and connect recovery response between impacted businesses and city departments.
We can guide you through the process of filing disaster declaration forms and provide language assistance.
NOTE: For COVID-19 related assistance, go to our Resources for Businesses affected by COVID-19.
- Small Business Disaster Relief Fund
- Low Interest Loans
- Lease Assistance
- City Permitting and Approvals Assistance
- Additional Business Technical Assistance
We provide services to employees impacted by a disaster, connecting affected employees to job placement services so that there is a minimal gap in employment.
- Unemployment Insurance and Healthcare consultation
- Job Counseling
- Training Opportunities
- Access to Internet, computers, fax, and copy machines
- Other comprehensive job transition services
To find more info about our Job Centers including all of our locations, click here.
Workforce Development Division
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
The Human Services Agency leads the coordination of displaced residents. If you are resident that was displaced by a fire or disaster and are in need of food, housing, and/or medical assistance, please contact:
Human Services Agency
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 London Breed, OEWD provides city-wide leadership for workforce development, business attraction and retention, neighborhood commercial revitalization, international business and development planning.