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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. 

New Local Eviction Protections for Tenants Beginning July 1, 2022

New City legislation prohibits landlords from evicting residential tenants for non-payment of rent that was due on or after July 1, 2022 but  not paid because of COVID-19. The law also prohibits landlords from charging late fees, penalties, or similar charges to those who are unable to pay their rent due after July 2022 because of COVID-19.

These protections shall remain in place until the Mayor terminates her COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation. Please note that this legislation does not protect tenants against eviction if the rental debt was incurred before July 1, 2022.

San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SF ERAP)

As of April 1, 2022, the state COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is no longer accepting applications. However, you may now apply for rental assistance through SF ERAP. 

  • Visit sf.gov/renthelp to apply or to learn more about a pending application for the state Rent Relief Program.
  • Visit Rent Relief Resources to find free legal advice or help applying for rental assistance.

San Francisco Human Services Agency (SFHSA) housing services

If you participate in CalWORKs, CAAP, or Family 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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