Get services if you rent
Help for renters for eviction and conflicts. Annual recertification for renters in mixed income housing.
Speak with a Rent Board counselor
Get help over the phone or in person on Rent Ordinance topics.
Get help from a housing counselor
Counselors can help with your rental application, credit score, or other housing issues.
Ask about your rent increase in affordable housing
Tenants in City sponsored affordable housing should ask their property managers about rent increases.
Find your Area Median Income (AMI) level
Your AMI level determines whether you can apply for income based services.
Calculate your rent burden
How much you spend on housing can determine whether you can get help with your rent.
Learn about San Francisco rental laws
The San Francisco Rent Ordinance offers rent control and eviction protections for most tenants.
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.
Report a problem
Report a building problem
File a complaint about construction, electrical, plumbing, living conditions, or disability access.
Report an unlawful rent increase or request a review of your rent history
If you believe a rent increase is unlawful or want to know if your current rent is lawful, you may file a petition alleging an unlawful rent increase and/or requesting a determination of the lawful rent.
Get help reporting substandard living conditions
Call a housing inspector, or find a community organization to help you get needed repairs in your rental.
Rental help programs
San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SF ERAP)
As of February 28, 2023, SF ERAP is accepting new applications. Please note that program rules have changed to target financial assistance to households most at risk of housing loss or homelessness. Funding is limited and SF ERAP will not be able to serve every household who meets minimum eligibility criteria. Visit the SF ERAP online application to learn more.
Attend a monthly rental workshop
The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) can prepare renters when applying for housing.