HSA Coronavirus Updates High Risk Community Housing Program

This program provides free rooms and meals at a centrally located hotel for eligible residents who work outside the home.

The City’s High-Risk Community Housing (HRCH) Program provides temporary, free hotel accommodations to help keep workers, their families, and communities safe during this unprecedented time. Hotel stays include complimentary meals. Workers can apply for themselves or a vulnerable household member for whom they want to reduce exposure to COVID-19.

You can request a room in a centrally located hotel for as few as two nights and up until June 30, 2020. Should you choose to stay longer than three weeks, the City reserves the right to notify you of an earlier departure date if demand exceeds the number of rooms available.


The program is available to San Franciscans who work outside the home and live with others in neighborhoods with high COVID-19 rates including:

Bayview/Hunter's Point  |  Chinatown  |  Excelsior  |  Mission  Oceanview/Merced/Ingleside  |  Outer Mission
|  Potrero Hill  South of Market (SoMa)   |  Tenderloin  |  Visitacion Valley  |  Western Addition

If you live in another neighborhood with a large family or group of people, you may also apply. However, priority is given to residents in one of the neighborhoods above.  

How to apply

Step 1:  Read the Frequently Asked Questions for eligibly and program details (English | 中文 | Español). 

Step 2: Complete the application (English | 中文 | Español) for yourself or for a vulnerable household member who is at least 60 years old and/or has a pre-existing medical condition. You’ll need to provide some form of identification and proof of San Francisco residency. The information collected here is only for the purpose of applying for this program. 

What to expect

We’ll notify you of your application status within 48 hours. If approved, you will receive an email booking confirmation directly from the hotel. If you have not heard us within 72 hours, please email HRCH@sfgov.orgNote: the confirmation email will go to the applicant even if a vulnerable household member will be the one staying in the hotel.

For additional information or assistance to complete the form, call 3-1-1.

View and download our HRCH flyer (English | 中文 Español)