About the City's temporary moratoriums on residential evictions

Guidance for tenants and landlords.

Moratorium on most all residential evictions

On March 23, 2020, Mayor Breed ordered that no landlord may attempt to recover possession of a residential unit unless due to violence, threats of violence, or health and safety issues. This moratorium will last for 60 days after the Mayor’s Order expires. The Order is set to expire on April 22, 2020 , which means the moratorium would last until June 21, 2020, unless the Mayor extends the Expiration Date further.

Moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent

The March 23 Order replaces a prior Mayoral order (dated March 13, 2020) to establish a new and expanded procedure for when a tenant has missed a rent payment due to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

Guidelines for moratoriums on residential evictions 

See the detailed guidance on the moratoriums for tenants and landlords. It is published by the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD).

Read the guidance in ChineseSpanish, and Filipino

Information and resources

For additional tenant assistance, please contact Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco at 415-703-8644, Chinatown Community Development Center at 415-984-2728, or the San Francisco Tenants Union at 415-282-6622, or visit San Francisco's Anti-Displacement Coalition's website:

For additional landlord assistance, please contact the San Francisco Apartment Association at 415-255-2288.

For mediation services, please contact the Bar Association of San Francisco helpline at 415-782-8940 or

For more information on this guidance as it relates to non-payment of rent, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development at For all other inquiries, please contact the San Francisco Rent Board (