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.
- 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)
Get advice from a tenant counselor. You may have rights to stay in your home.
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)
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
- Call the helpline for a free phone consultation to resolve disputes. You can also email email@example.com
- If needed, a free mediation session with a social worker may be organized. This session is voluntary and confidential for all parties involved.
You can contact the following organizations about rent assistance.
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.