Resources for Renters

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] upang mag-schedule ng appointment.

找出如何符合可負擔城市租屋或購屋計劃的資格和申請方法!認識租客基本知識、申請方法、業主—租客關係及其他更多資訊!需要更多協助嗎?您可與房屋顧問面對面商討您的租屋或購屋目標並尋求申請協助。將會提供口譯服務。請發電郵至[email protected].以便安排預約。

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 [email protected], чтобы назначить встречу.

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Need Help?

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: [email protected]

Phone: (415) 202-5464

275 5th St. Suite 315
San Francisco, CA 94103

Quick Contact

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): RAD gives owners of three HUD “legacy” program (Rent Supplement, Rental Assistance Payment, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation) the opportunity to enter into long-term contracts that facilitate the financing of improvements.

Affordable Rentals

SF Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development administers over 600 Below Market Rate rental units all around San Francisco.

Other rental housing funded by the City, as well as lists developed each month by community nonprofit agencies.

Host Homes through the SF LGBT Center matches San Francisco volunteer hosts with LGBTQ+ young adults (ages 18 to 24) who need stable housing for a period of three months to one year.

Home Match is a home sharing program that expands housing opportunities to low and moderate income people who live, work or attend school in San Francisco by maximizing existing housing stock. Home Match provides a platform, tools and support to connect homeowners and home seekers. 

Chinatown Community Development Center has 29 properties in San Francisco neighborhood, providing affordable housing to over 3,700 residents typically earning 30-55% Area Median Income. 

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation has 39 buildings in the Tenderloin and surrounding San Francisco neighborhood, providing affordable housing to over 4,100 residents typically earning 30-55% Area Median Income.

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation has 400 completed homes and a total of 775 units in development for low and middle income families and individuals.  

Mercy Housing is one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations. Mercy Housing serves a variety of populations with housing projects for low-income families, senior and people with special needs by by acquiring and renovating existing housing as well as developing new affordable rental properties. 

BRIDGE Housing creates affordable rental housing for working families and seniors. As a nonprofit housing developer, BRIDGE Housing has affordable rental units across the Bay Area. 

Bay Area Cooperative Association provides affordable co-op and co-sharing housing units. With co-op housing, residents share a home with others and food, housework, and decision making is shared amongst the collaborative. Under the cosharing model, residents live in individual apartments or houses but share some meals, activities, and management duties.

San Francisco Community Land Trust is a membership-based nonprofit organization that creates permanently affordable,, resident-controlled housing for low to moderate income people in San Francisco through community ownership of the land.  

Utilities and More

San Francisco Water Power Sewer offers various programs to reduce your SFPUC utility bill.

Webpass offers high speed Internet in San Francisco for $60 monthly or $550 annually. Enjoy service with speeds of 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps, 500 Mbps & 1 GIG!

The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) protects consumers and oversees financial service providers and products.

The SF Rent Board’s primary function is to conduct hearings and mediations of tenant and landlord petitions regarding the adjustment of rents under the City’s rent control laws. The Rent Board also investigates Reports of Alleged Wrongful Eviction, although the Rent Board’s authority in such matters is limited since only the Court can decide whether an eviction is legal. The Rent Board cannot arbitrate matters that are not part of the Rent Ordinance

Tenant’s Rights and Legal

The San Francisco Tenant’s Union provides general legal advice during drop-in hours.

Housing Rights Committee provides advice on rental issues and evictions.

Eviction Defense Collaborative provides on the spot emergency legal help with eviction notices.

Tenderloin Housing Clinic provides assistance for Ellis Act, Owner Move-In, and no-fault eviction cases for senior, disabled, and low-income residents.