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Housing + Shelter

The City provides a variety of support services to San Franciscans experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

As of April 1, 2022, the California 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 (SF ERAP). 

For eligibility and application information, visit sf.gov/renthelp.

Eviction moratorium

Starting on April 1, 2022, a state law ended the eviction moratorium for tenants who could not pay rent due to the pandemic. However, San Francisco has extended limited types of eviction protections. 

  • If your rent was due before April 1, 2022
    The City has extended eviction protection to tenants whose rent was due before April 1 AND have a pending application with the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. For details, visit sf.gov/renthelp.
  • If your rent is due after April 1, 2022
    Landlords can take eviction action as they did before the pandemic. If you need help paying rent after April 1, we encourage you to apply to the San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SF ERAP) as soon as possible. For help with eviction protection, visit rent relief resources.

San Francisco Human Services Agency (SFHSA) housing services

If you participate in CalWORKs, CAAP, or Family and Children's Services, you may be eligible for transitional and long-term housing, emergency shelter, or eviction prevention assistance. Please contact those programs for more information.

The San Francisco Adult Probation Department (APD) 

ADP funds 312 housing units and two rental subsidy programs that provide transitional housing and the stability needed to rebuild lives.  Visit APD for more information.

Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) services

HSH collaborates with City and non-profit partners to provide San Franciscans experiencing homelessness with services that include emergency shelter and transitional housing, eviction and homelessness prevention, access to food, showers, and employment assistance.

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