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 3 months’ back and forward rent for a total of 6 months. News City announces development teams for nine 100% affordable housing sites across San Francisco May 27, 2021 San Francisco to distribute $90 million in rent relief May 24, 2021 City announces groundbreaking of affordable housing in Diamond Heights May 19, 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.