F R E E M U N I V I C T O R Y !
After a year of advocacy from SDA members and collaboration with Chinatown CDC and many other community groups, we won Free Muni for low and moderate-income seniors and people with disabilities! The San Francisco MTA voted unanimously on Tuesday, January 20 to approve the program.
To ride Muni for free, you must register! Applications are easy and available at: http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/fares-passes/free-muni
or in the SDA office.
How to Stay in your home–A Day of tenant workshops
Arming yourself and your community with knowledge of tenants rights is one of the best ways to avoid the tricks landlords use to evict–intimidation, harassment, fake paperwork etc. Come to the San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition’s tenant fair! on Saturday April 25th. Senior and Disability Action in conjunction with other tenants rights groups will hold workshops on:
*How to organize your building to fight eviction
*How to coordinate a media campaign
One on one tenant counseling will be offered, as well as Spanish and Chinese translation.
When: Saturday April 25th, 10am to 4pm
Where: Tenderloin Neighborhood School, 627 Turk Street.
Tax Break for Some IHSS Caregivers
Before 2014, the IRS maintained that money paid to IHSS providers was subject to income tax. In January 2014, the IRS issued a new rule (Notice 2014-7) that said that people do not owe income tax on these payments if they live full time in the same home as the person getting care. The rule applies whether or not the caregiver and the person getting care are related or not. DAAS will run a report to see who falls into this category to determine if W-2s need to be reissued.
In honor of Black History Month (February) and International Women’s Day (March 8), read here about several remarkable black women with disabilities, including Audre Lorde, Harriet Tubman, Fannie Lou Hamer, Barbara Jordan, and Jazzie Collins!
Senior and Disability Action stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter!
We mobilize and educate seniors and people with disabilities to fight for individual rights and social justice. Through individual support and collective action, we work together to create a city and world in which seniors and people with disabilities can live well and safely. See our video below.
Senior and Disability University
April 7, 14, 21, 28
Muni’s Fare Enforcement Program
Fair & Just?
SD University will explore Muni’s Fare Enforcement program and its affect on the low income and minority neighborhoods in San Francisco.
Classes start at 1:00
Centro del Pueblo
474 Valencia Street #120
SD University is a Leadership Training Program by and for Seniors and People with Disabilities in San Francisco. Classes cover community organizing skills, leadership and empowerment.
Classes are offered in Chinese, Spanish, & Russian upon request
All classes are FREE
For more information: (415) 546-2096, email@example.com
Thursday, April 9, 10 am to 12 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin @ Geary
National Volunteer Appreciation Month & AirBnB: Invasion of Affordable Housing Snatchers.
For more info, call 415-546-1333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIOR AND DISABILITY SURVIVAL SCHOOL
Wednesdays starting March 25 in the Bayview
For more info, call Theresa or Tony at 415-546-1333
HEALTH CARE ACTION TEAM (HAT) MEETING
Wednesday, April 8, 11 am – 1 pm
Bayanihan Center, 1010 Mission @ 6th Street
For more info, call Ligia at 415-546-1333 or email email@example.com
TRANSIT JUSTICE MEETING
Wednesday, April 8, 1:30-3 pm
For more info, call Pi or Donna at 415-546-1333
HOUSING COLLABORATIVE MEETING
Wednesday, April 15, 1-3 pm
Location SDA office
For more info, call Tony or Theresa at 415-546-1333
SOUNDS OF SOMA
SDA has published a book of poems and essays by seniors and people with disabilities living in SOMA! Get your own copy now!
1360 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
(on Mission Street between 9th and 10th Streets)
Senior and Disability Action was formed by the joining of Senior Action Network (SAN) and Planning for Elders in the Central City (PECC), with a history of working with seniors and people with disabilities for more than 40 years combined.
Check out our video on Community Organizing in the Disability Rights Movement, produced in collaboration with ILRCSF