Update on the COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Program

The Give2SF Housing program has received more applications than we have funding available. If you were not contacted by the program already, then you were not selected for assistance.

What is the status of my application?

If you applied online and were not contacted by the program to obtain supporting documentation, such as paystubs and/or lease agreement, you were not selected for Give2SF assistance.

Where is my Application?

If you have applied, and have a reference number, contact Q Foundation to access your application.

The program is discontinuing use of www.give2sfhousing.org, a platform of Q Foundation.

Get Help

You can contact city-wide financial assistance providers to see if you qualify for available funding.

There are other rental assistance programs available to help you pay 25% of your September 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021 rent.

Catholic Charities of San Francisco – call 415-972-1301 or click here 
Compass Family Services (families with children only) – call 415-644-0504 or email info@compass-sf.org 
Eviction Defense Collaborative – call 415-470-5211 or email

Hamilton Families (families with children only) – call 415-321-2612 or email contact-us@hamiltonfamilies.org 

  • If you have already paid 25% of September 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021, please do not seek rental assistance at this time
  • Please seek rental assistance in January 2021 if you will be unable to pay your February rent on time.

The City is actively working to identify and secure additional funds for COVID-19 rent relief. Currently, all financial assistance is being targeted to the most vulnerable applicants. Funding is limited and assistance is not guaranteed for all who apply.

What If I cannot pay my rent because of COVID-19?

If your landlord serves you a 15-day notice to pay rent, you should sign and return the attached declaration within that 15-day period. 

  • Before January 31, 2021, do your best to pay one and a quarter month’s rent for (or 25% of) September 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021, and make sure to put it in writing that your payments are for these months. 
    • For example, if your monthly rent is $2,000, then one and a quarter month’s rent equals $2,500.
  • If you do so, you may not be evicted for nonpayment for these months. 
    • You already may not be evicted for nonpayment for March 1 – August 31, 2020, if you sign and return the declaration for every notice you receive.
  • For more information, click here.

Related Information

Eviction help
Get help if you might be evicted. Resolve housing disputes and avoid getting displaced.

About the eviction moratorium due to the coronavirus outbreak
You cannot be evicted during the coronavirus emergency. You can get more time to pay your rent. These and other protections do not include rent cancellation.

Get help to pay for housing or other emergencies
Apply for the Season of Sharing fund to get short-term help.

Last updated December 22, 2020