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(a) To ensure that San Francisco’s Seniors and Adults with Disabilities are provided the opportunity to age with dignity and with affordable, quality services and support.
(b) To ensure San Francisco is an aging- and disability-friendly city, helping individuals age with dignity in communities as an important part of the City population and civic culture.
(c) To focus on the prevention of problems and on supporting and enhancing the strengths of older adults, people with disabilities, and their hands-on care providers.
(d) To complement the City’s housing and community development efforts by providing needed long-term services and support in housing to keep individuals in their homes and communities.
(e) To strengthen a community-based network of services and support in all neighborhoods.
(f) To ensure that Seniors and Adults with Disabilities receive maximum benefit from the Fund and that equity is a guiding principle of the funding process.
(g) To distribute funds based on best practices, the highest need, and successful and innovative models in order to ensure maximum impact.
(h) To the maximum extent feasible, to distribute funds equitably among services for all eligible groups, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other identifying characteristics.
(i) To ensure Seniors and Adults with Disabilities are provided with gender responsive and culturally competent services.
(j) To strengthen collaboration around shared and agreed upon outcomes among service providers for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities and their hands-on care providers, including collaboration among public agencies and non-profit organizations.
(k) To fill gaps in services.
(l) To leverage other resources whenever feasible.
(m) To support programs that prioritize:
(1) Stabilizing people, through food, homecare, transportation, and case management services;
(2) Stabilizing housing to permit people to age in place successfully, through eviction protection, housing preservation, and accessibility improvements to existing housing;
(3) Preventive health care and healthy aging;
(4) Supporting transitions to the best home and community care and support, through ombudsman services, transitional care programs, and navigation assistance; and
(5) Caregiver support.
(Added by Proposition I, Approved 11/8/2016)