Community Living Fund

IOA’s Community Living Fund is a short-term, intensive care management program designed to helps lower-income San Francisco County residents transition out of hospitals and care facilities so they can live independently. The CLF helps aging adults and people living with disabilities transition out of care facilities if they do not belong there, or do not wish to be there.

CLF assists individuals by connecting them to medical and psychosocial services that will support independent living. We serve as the guiding hand within an extended network of programs and services, helping individuals find secure living arrangements, connecting them to medical and psychosocial services to support independent living and helping them manage their care.

IOA’s Community Living Fund also advocates for individuals who are willing and able to continue living in the community, but who are at risk of institutionalization. Our staff works to ensure that individuals are connected to all available community resources, stable housing, and appropriate healthcare services to support their ability to continue living at home safely…including proper medical equipment.

Potential clients must first undergo an eligibility screening process through the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services. Afterwards, our care managers will assess client’s needs, develop a service plan, and then work to maintain or return them to a safe, stable, independent way of life.


This program serving the community is funded by the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services.

Program Staffing

  • Care Managers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Money Manager
  • Program support staff
  • CLS Supervisors and Director

Program Services

  • Assistance with the transition out of nursing facilities and back to independent living
  • Provides support to vulnerable older adults and adults with disabilities who are at risk of institutionalization so they can continue living independently
  • Provides Intensive Case Management and purchase of services to facilitate independent living

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years and older
  • Resident of San Francisco
  • Be willing and able to live in the community with appropriate supports
  • Demonstrate a need for service and/or resources that will serve to prevent institutionalization or will enable community living
  • Be institutionalized or deemed at assessment to be at imminent risk of being institutionalized
  • 300% of federal poverty level (fpl): < $37,470 annually, Savings/assets of up to $6,000
  • Current Medi-Cal status

Counties Served

San Francisco

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