San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SF ERAP)
SF ERAP provides emergency financial assistance for move-in costs (security deposit, first/last months’ rent) and rent owed for households who meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Current San Francisco resident
- Household income at/below 50% of Area Median Income (AMI)
- At high risk of homelessness or housing instability.
- If applying for assistance with rent owed: Experienced a recent financial hardship within the past six months
As of February 28, 2023, the San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SF ERAP) is accepting new applications. Apply at sferap.com. Please note that program rules have changed due to limited program capacity and SF ERAP will not be able to serve every household who meets minimum eligibility requirements. Please visit sf.gov/renthelp for more information, as well as additional resources for San Francisco tenants experiencing housing challenges.
If you have received any eviction papers, immediately contact the Eviction Defense Collaborative at 415-659-9184 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SF ERAP is administered in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development and local community partners.
Home Match San Francisco
A new homelessness prevention resource, Home Match is a free home sharing program that connects homeowners and master tenants looking to rent a room in their home with individuals seeking affordable housing opportunities. Home Match is a high-touch service that vets and gets to know program participants and facilitates matches based on shared lifestyle preferences and communication styles. Learn more and apply.
The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development oversees eviction prevention services. For information about eviction prevention, please visit SF.gov.