Rental Assistance

Rental Assistance Programs

If your household has been or will be unable to pay rent due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for rent assistance. If you need financial assistance during both time periods below, you should apply for both programs.

Click here for FAQs about the state and city emergency rental assistance programs

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief

Offers up to 12 months of rent relief for past-due rent between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

Eligible renters and landlords can apply for funds to pay 100% of missed rent payments.

  • For general questions and to check the status of your application, call 833-430-2122.
  • To schedule an appointment to receive assistance with your application, call 833-687-0967.

San Francisco's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Offers rent help for the period beginning April 2021 and for up to 6 months, if you have been unable to resolve your financial situation.

San Francisco’s rental assistance fact sheet can be downloaded in EnglishChineseSpanish, and Filipino.

San Francisco’s rental assistance FAQs can be downloaded in EnglishChineseSpanishFilipino.

Temporary Eviction Moratorium

Extended tenant protections as of June 29, 2021 due to SB 832: landlords cannot evict a residential tenant for unpaid rent that became due between March 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, if certain requirements are met, as follows:

The tenant paid the landlord an amount equal to 25% of all the unpaid rental payments due from September 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021

The tenant was unable to pay rent because of financial impacts related to COVID-19.

Does not apply to evictions related to violence, health and safety issues, and evictions under the Ellis Act