Housing Finding and staying in housing. Renting Tenant resources, eviction help, and renting affordable housing. Affordable housing Renting or buying a home with City help. Includes below market rate units and downpayment loan assistance. Services Apply to get help with your rent You can apply to get up to 18 months of rental assistance including prospective rental assistance and utility assistance. News City announces groundbreaking of 18-story affordable housing development in SOMA August 26, 2021 City celebrates grand opening of new affordable housing at 490 South Van Ness July 8, 2021 City announces new HIV/AIDS Housing Plan and goals June 30, 2021 Related departments Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development MOHCD supports residents with affordable housing opportunities and essential services to build strong communities. Rent Board The San Francisco Rent Board protects tenants from excessive rent increases and unjust evictions while assuring landlords fair and adequate rents.