Eviction Prevention Resources

MOHCD funds community-based organizations that help San Franciscans handle eviction papers, threats of eviction, housing conflict, and financial help. MOHCD also has a program for renters to avoid displacement.

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)


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.

  • 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:

For residents of supportive and affordable housing, the Bar Association of San Francisco provides mediators for free, to help you resolve disputes. These services are available for all other residents on a sliding scale.

Conflict Intervention Service

Helpline:  415-782-8940


  1. Call the helpline for a free phone consultation to resolve disputes. You can also email cis@sfbar.org
  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 need one-time financial help:

You can contact the following organizations about rent assistance.

Avoid displacement

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