Eviction Prevention Resources

MOHCD funds community-based organizations that help San Franciscans handle threats of eviction, housing conflict, and eviction papers.

There are other legal resources that can help with housing issues. Some of these provide services in other languages and for low-income populations.

If you have received a threat of eviction or a notice from your landlord:

Get advice from a tenant counselor. You may have rights to stay in your home.

See our general housing counselors

  • San Francisco Tenants Union


    558 Capp Street
    Drop-in Counseling:  Monday – Saturday
    (check online for hours)



  • Housing Rights Committee


    Mission Office - 1663 Mission Street, Suite 504
    Counseling:  Monday – Thursday (1 pm – 5 pm)

    Richmond Office – 4301 Geary Boulevard (at 7th Avenue)
    Counseling: Monday, Wednesday – Friday (9 am – 12 pm)


If you're having conflict with your landlord or another tenant:

The Bar Association of San Francisco provides mediators for free, to help you resolve disputes.

Conflict Intervention Service

Helpline:  415-782-8940

  1. Call the helpline for a free phone consultation to resolve disputes.
  2. If needed, a free mediation session with a social worker may be organized. This session is voluntary and confidential for all parties involved.

If you have received any of the following papers, get legal help immediately

  • Summons or Complaint for "Unlawful Detainer," or
  • A "Notice to Vacate" from the Sheriff's Department

You need emergency legal services if you receive either.

Eviction Defense Collaborative

1338 Mission Street, 4th Floor
Drop-In Clinic:  Monday – Friday (9 am – 11 am, 1 pm – 3 pm)


Other legal resources

In other languages

  • Causa Justa :: Just Cause

    Free counseling and case management for low-income tenants in Oakland and San Francisco. All counselors speak Spanish.

    2301 Mission Street, Suite 201

  • La Raza Centro Legal's Housing Law Program

    Offers legal representation to monolingual Spanish-speaking low-income tenants.

    Make an appointment for a consultation: 415-575-3500

    474 Valencia Street #295

  • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
    (Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Spanish, Russian, and Cantonese)

    Offers full legal representation for eviction defense.

    1121 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
    (Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, and English)

    Drop-in clinics: 1st, 3rd, and last Tuesday of every month 10am-12pm

    55 Columbus Avenue

For low-income

  • Tenderloin Housing Clinic Legal Services

    Primarily represent seniors, the disabled, and minority and immigrant families, in long-term rent-controlled units.

    Call for a consultation: 415-771-9850

    126 Hyde Street

  • Bay Area Legal Aid

    Free legal advice, counsel, and representation related to housing preservation.

    Legal Advice Line: (800) 551-5554 (toll-free) or (415) 354-6360
    Hours: Mon & Thurs 9:30 AM – 3 PM, Tues & Wed 9:30 AM – 1 PM



Note: This list of resources is by no means a complete list of everything available in the City. It should be a starting point for further reference.