Rental Assistance

Rental Assistance Programs

As of April 1, 2022, the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is no longer accepting applications. However, you may now apply for rental assistance through the San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

San Francisco Emergency Protection Program

Residents in need of rental assistance can now apply to the San Francisco Emergency Protection Program (SFERAP).

AVAILABLE ASSISTANCE: 

  • Assistance with rent for April 2022 and later
  • Security deposit and/or first and last months’ rent
  • Assistance with rent owed prior to April 2020
  • Assistance with rent between April 2020 and March 2022 if you:

-Exceeded rental assistance available from the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program; Were denied assistance from the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program and your appeal was denied; or Didn’t apply to the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program by March 31, 2022.

For assistance, call Homeownership SF at 415-202-5464 or email [email protected].

COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program applications are now closed. Landlords and tenants will be able to access their application to check their status, respond to tasks, and provide additional information requested by their case manager.

Visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 for more information.

Your landlord will not receive payment from the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program if they evict you while your application is still in progress.

For additional information on your application status, call the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at 833-430-2122. If you need assistance in another language, call 833-687-0967.

For assistance, call Homeownership SF at 415-202-5464 or email [email protected].

Eviction Protection

If you receive eviction documents, you should immediately contact the Eviction Defense Collaborative at (415) 659-9184 or [email protected], they will connect you to an attorney. If you need advice about a specific situation, you can also contact the Rent Board, a mediator, or a tenant counselor for more information. 

FOR FREE LEGAL HELP: Contact Bay Area Legal Aid at 415-982-1300 to schedule an appointment at a rental debt clinic.

Tenant Protections

AB 2179 extends statewide eviction protections until June 30, 2022 for people who submitted their CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Application by March 31.

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program does not protect past due rent and utility bills after April 1, 2022.Past due rent after April 1, 2022 could result in eviction.

For more details on Tenant Protection, visit: