Resources for Current Renters

We have resources to help current MOHCD renters stay in their homes, to help you avoid eviction or handle landlord/tenant conflict. There are also resources for renters in buildings going through foreclosure.

MOHCD also has quarterly newsletters for current renters in our rental programs.


Annual Monitoring

Your property manager will contact you every year to make sure you're following the rules for the Inclusionary Housing Program. They will also be able to tell you about your apartment's income limits.

Download the Inclusionary Housing Program Manual

See Maximum Income and Rent Limits


Avoid eviction or displacement

  • Dept of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

    http://hsh.sfgov.org/services/

    HSH provides funds for:

    • Paying back rent to prevent eviction
    • One-time rental assistance
    • Security deposit funds to move into permanent housing

    Call the San Francisco Rental Assistance Program Information Line at (415) 557-6484 for more information.

  • MOHCD's Small Sites Program (SSP)

    SSP can help you stay in your home, by converting your building to permanently affordable housing. A nonprofit can buy your building before an investor does.

     

     

    Read more about SSP and nominate your building


Landlord or Tenant Conflict

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
https://www.sfbar.org/adr/cis.aspx

  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 are renting a unit in a building going through foreclosure

Contact one of the following agencies for advice:

  • 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
    415-896-1701
    https://www.advancingjustice-alc.org/

  • Causa Justa :: Just Cause
    (Spanish)

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

    2301 Mission Street, Suite 201
    415-487-9203
    https://www.cjjc.org
     

  • Eviction Defense Collaborative

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

    http://evictiondefense.org
    415-947-0797

     


     

  • Housing Rights Committee

    http://hrcsf.org

    Mission Office - 1663 Mission Street, Suite 504
    Counseling:  Monday – Thursday (1 pm – 5 pm)
    415-703-8644

    Richmond Office – 4301 Geary Boulevard (at 7th Avenue)
    Counseling: Monday, Wednesday – Friday (9 am – 12 pm)
    415-947-9085


Newsletters

MOHCD now mails quarterly newsletters to all of our Inclusionary Housing Program renters.

PDF iconJanuary 2018 Renter Newsletter