Friends and Colleagues,
2020 was an immensely difficult year where we wrestled with a raging pandemic, systemic racial injustice, and nationwide protests against police brutality, and so much more. Despite all the hardship and loss that 2020 brought, the year also offered opportunities to support one another, including those most vulnerable to and impacted by the pandemic and economic downturn such as essential workers, Black and brown communities, and people experiencing homelessness.
The San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is most proud of our efforts to directly support San Franciscans navigate the financial impacts of COVID-19, including accessing Unemployment Insurance and COVID-19 relief payments. For example, we were able to: