Rent relief resources

Connect with a community-based organization for SF ERAP application support, tenant-landlord counseling, and eviction prevention legal services.

As of September 23, 2022, SF ERAP is no longer accepting new applications. If you are in court facing eviction, financial assistance may still be available. See below under “Get help with a pending eviction.”

If you have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, you cannot be evicted for certain months of unpaid rent, including March – August 2020, September 2020 – September 2021 (partial payment requirement), and indefinitely starting July 1, 2022. Learn more about COVID-19 emergency tenant protections.

Get help with a pending eviction

If you are a tenant who has received eviction court papers, call, email, or visit Eviction Defense Collaborative IMMEDIATELY for free legal help.

Get help with your pending SF ERAP application

As of September 23, 2022, SF ERAP is no longer accepting new applications. All pending applicants will be served if they are eligible, so please be patient and wait for an intake worker to contact you. Wait times are averaging one month or more, so please upload your latest income documents, lease agreement, personal identification, and rent ledger to your application via your SF ERAP confirmation email.

For help with this process, contact a community partner listed below.

  • Asian, Inc.
    1167 Mission St., 4th Floor
    (415) 928-5910
    Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, and English
  • Chinatown SRO Collaborative or SRO Families United Collaborative
    (415) 984-2730
    Languages: English, Chinese
  • Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC)
    972 Mission St., 1st Floor
    Open on: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm for help with both legal papers of eviction and help applying for rental assistance
    (415) 470-5211
    Languages: Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese, Arabic, have use of Language Line
  • Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco 
    Mission District Office: (415) 703-8644

    Languages: Mission Office: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish
    Richmond District Office: (415) 947-9085
    Languages: Richmond Office: Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Russian
  • Mission SRO Collaborative 
    (415) 282-6209 ext. 150

    Languages: English, Spanish
  • Openhouse
    Bob Ross LGBT Senior Center
    65 Laguna St.
    (415) 296-8995
    Languages: English, Spanish

Get help from a tenant counselor

If you've received an eviction notice or need help with other tenant-landlord matters, please contact a counseling organization.

  • Counseling at the San Francisco Rent Board (available to tenants and landlords)
    (415) 252-4600
    Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm – 4pm 
  • Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco 
    Mission Office: (415) 703-8644
    Languages (Mission Office): English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish
    Richmond Office at (415) 947-9085 
    Languages (Richmond Office): Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Russian 

Get small claims legal help

If you have received small claims court papers for COVID-19 rental debt, speak with an attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid's Rent Debt Legal Clinic.

  • Bay Area Legal Aid 
    (415) 982-1300
    Call to make an appointment
    Held every fourth Friday

Get housing counseling for residential hotel (SRO) tenants

  • Mission SRO Collaborative 
    (415) 282-6209 ext. 150

    Languages: English, Spanish
     
  • SRO Families United Collaborative
    (415) 329-3809
    Languages: Filipino, Chinese, English

Get help if you're a landlord

Last updated September 29, 2022