Human Services Agency of San Francisco
Cash assistance is available for low-income San Franciscans with no children, including those who cannot work, and refugees.
County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP)
If you are a very low-income San Franciscan with no dependent children, you may be eligible for financial support and services through CAAP.
There are four CAAP programs:
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
CAPI is a state-funded program that pays cash benefits to lawful non-citizens who do not qualify for SSI/SSP solely due to their immigration status. In San Francisco, CAPI is administered through the Medi-Cal program. To receive CAPI, you must be over the age of 65, blind, or disabled; be a non-citizen legally present in the United States; and meet certain other criteria. If you do not qualify for CAPI due to your immigration status, you may be eligible for one of the CAAP programs.
Where Do I Apply for CAPI?
1440 Harrison Street
Refugee Cash Assistance Program
Adults without children who have official status as refugees may be able to receive aid through the Refugee Cash Assistance Program, which provides cash assistance and employment services. Aid is limited to 8 months. Referrals to this program are usually made by a voluntary resettling agency.
Where Do I Get Refugee Assistance?
HSA Main Office
170 Otis Street