A policy report that explores the employment and economic barriers faced by community residents in San Francisco’s District 11 was released on June 22 at a press conference at City Hall. The report was a response to the historical lack of city funding for services in District 11, which includes Cayuga Terrace, Crocker Amazon, Excelsior, New Mission Terrace, Outer Mission, and Ocean View/Merced Heights/Ingleside. The area has the lowest per capita income citywide, the largest number of foreign-born residents, and one of the highest populations of families in San Francisco. Three community-based organizations from District 11 formed Communities United for Health and Justice to conduct a needs assessment with funding from the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. CAA staff was brought on to help with research and writing the report.
The resulting report shares recommendations and policy implications for creating workforce opportunities in a time when public resources are scarce. It will be used by community advocates and policymakers to determine workforce development needs in District 11 and ways to provide much-needed city resources in that area. You can download the full report here. An executive summary is also available in Tagalog and Chinese and in English and Spanish.