In the interest of public health, HSF and members will be acting with an abundance of caution. Orientations, Workshops and Clinics have been cancelled or moved to an online format. Please revisit our calendars for details.

BMR open houses and info sessions have been cancelled. Paper applications are not being accepted and while lotteries will be closed to the public, they will continue as scheduled. Check listing updates at

Application Assistance for Homebuyers

Need more help?

Meet one-on-one with a housing counselor to discuss your rental or purchasing goals and get application assistance. Interpretation services will be provided. Email or call 415-202-5464 to schedule an appointment.

Necesita más ayuda?

Hable con un consejero de vivienda para discutir sus metas de alquiler o compra y obtenga asistencia con su solicitud. Se proporcionarán servicios de interpretación. Escribanos al correo electrónico o llame al 415-202-5464 para programar una cita.

Kailangan pa ng tulong?

Kumonsulta sa housing counselor upang mapagusapan ang iyong mga hangarin sa pag-upa o sa pagbili at matulungan sa aplikasyon. Mayroong tutulong sa pagsasalin ng Ingles sa Tagalog. Mag-email sa upang mag-schedule ng appointment.



Нужна помощь?

Лично встретьтесь с консультантом по недвижимости, чтобы обсудить цели в сфере аренды и получить помощь при подаче заявки. Предоставляются услуги переводчика. Напишите письмо по адресу, чтобы назначить встречу.

Pe manaomia atili le fesoasoani?

Feiloa’i na o oulua ma le faufautua mo fale ina ia talanoa i ou sini mo le mautotgi ma maua le fesoasoani mo faatumuina o pepa. O le a saunia tautua mo faamatalaupu. Imeli i le e faatulaga ai se tuugatala mo le feiloaiga.

Quick Contact

Application Assistance for Homebuyers

Get free application assistance for city affordable ownership opportunities and downpayment assistance programs at drop in application clinics offered by five local housing counseling agencies! 


Asian Inc.


By appointment only

1167 Mission Street, 4th Floor

Application Services: BMR & DALP ownership

Language Capacity: Cantonese, Mandarin, and English




By appointment only

1390 Market Street, Suite 200, SF 94102

Application Services: City affordable rental units, BMR & DALP ownership

Language Capacity: English, Cantonese, Tagalog


San Francisco LGBT Community Center


By appointment only

1800 Market Street

Application Services: BMR & DALP ownership, Financial Capacity

Language Capacity: English


Mission Economic Development Agency


By appointment only

Please email to schedule your appointment

2301 Mission Street #301, SF 94110

Application Services: City affordable rental units, BMR & DALP ownership

Language Capacity: English, Spanish


San Francisco Housing Development Corporation


By appointment only

4439 3rd Street, SF 94124

Application Services: City affordable rental units, BMR & DALP ownership

Language Capacity: English, Spanish




Homebuyers can view the list of available BMR homes for sale at View loan assistance programs for first time homebuyers at

Note: BMR ownership and loan assistance programs require you to have a First Time Homebuyer Certificate, which consists of 6 hours of first time homebuyer workshops and 2 hours of individual counseling.  If you have not completed this, see the schedule of workshops at request application assistance from the same agency where you received your First Time Homebuyer Education.



Come prepared to discuss your total gross (pre-tax) household income from wages, benefits and other income sources for all household members who you intend to live with. Your housing counselor can help you calculate your income for your housing application. You may find it helpful to bring income documents with you to the clinic.



When you apply for affordable housing opportunities in San Francisco, you are entered into a lottery along with all other applicants. Lotteries have preference programs, and if you qualify for a certain preference, you can move up in line and get a higher ranking in the lottery. Your housing counselor can help you determine if you qualify for any preference offered in the lottery. If you do qualify, you may be required to include documentation with your application.

The Live or Work Preference gives a special consideration for eligible applicants. It requires that at least one household member must live in San Francisco or work in San Francisco at least 75% of their working hours for the live/work preference. To prove eligibility, one of the listed documents below must be submitted along with any housing application.

Proof Accepted for the Live in San Francisco Preference:

  • Telephone bill (land line only)
  • Cable or internet bill
  • Gas bill
  • Electric bill
  • Garbage bill
  • Water bill
  • Paystub (listing home address)
  • Public benefits record
  • School record
  • Letter documenting homelessness

Proof Accepted for the Work in San Francisco Preference:

  • Paystub (showing employer address in San Francisco)
  • Letter from employer verifying employment in San Francisco with at least 75% of working hours in the City.

**You are not required to bring documents, but they are highly encouraged. Applicants without documentation will NOT be turned away**