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 or
  • A written eviction notice from your landlord

Eviction Defense Collaborative

1338 Mission Street, 4th Floor
Drop-In Clinic: Monday-Wednesday and Friday: 9-11, 1-3
Drop-In Clinic: Thursday, 1-3


If you have received a verbal threat of eviction, need help with a rent increase, or requesting that your landlord make necessary repairs:

Get advice from a tenant counselor.

  • 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 a variety of conflict resolution services.

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 paying back rent or for moving in:

For rental assistance, visit sf.gov/renthelp.

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