January 13, 2017

Proposition I (aka the Dignity Fund) passed by voters of San Francisco in November

What is the Dignity Fund?

The Dignity Fund is a charter amendment passed by San Francisco voters on

November 8 to ensure continuous funding for programs serving seniors and

adults with disabilities.  The Dignity Fund has two key components:

  1. Stabilize funding for current services and supports for seniors, veterans, adults with disabilities and adults living with chronic and life-threatening health conditions.
  2. Provide additional set aside dollars each year that will address unmet and emerging needs.

The Dignity Fund builds on the current baseline of $38 million for City services

that allow seniors and adults with disabilities to remain at home and in the

community.  Starting in fiscal year 2017-2018, it will increase funding by $6 million

in the 1st year and $3 million each additional year until 2027. For the following 10

years, until 2037, the additional annual amount will be determined by changes in

City revenues.

The Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) will administer the Dignity

Fund.  DAAS will work closely with an Oversight and Advisory Committee which

has the primary purpose of making recommendations, based on the DAAS needs

assessment, in determining service gaps and addressing equity.

Please visit http://www.sfhealthyaging.org/dignity-fund- passes-now- what/ for

updates as they become available.