San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SFERAP)
The San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides:
- Assistance with unpaid back rent
- Security deposit and/or first and last months’ rent
- Limited future rent (not available to all applicants)
As of September 23, 2022, the San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SF ERAP) is not accepting new applications to focus on processing the large backlog of pending applications. SF ERAP will resume accepting new applications in late-2022. Program rules are subject to change when the application portal reopens. Please visit https://sf.gov/renthelp for more information.
If you have received any eviction papers, immediately contact the Eviction Defense Collaborative at 415-659-9184 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop In Centers
Visit a Drop In Center for food or other services, like a shower or medical assistance.
HSH partners offer services at the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center and the United Council of Human Services drop in center.
The Mission Neighborhood Resource Center is located at 165 Capp Street. 15 clients are allowed in the building at a time on a first-come, first-served and one-in, one-out basis.
Call (415) 869-7977 with any questions.
|Drop In Access: |
Laundry, and Showers
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:|
7AM – 12PM & 2PM – 6PM
Thursday: 7AM – 12PM & Ladies’ Night from 2PM – 7PM
7AM – 12PM (no case management, laundry, or showers)
*Laundry and showers end 30 minutes before the center closes.
United Council of Human Services operates a drop in center at 2111 Jennings Street in the Bayview.
Call (415) 671-1100 with any questions
|Drop-in Center Services||Showers, laundry & lockers: |
Open 24/7, two people at a time.
Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM
|Drop-in Chairs||28 chairs available with social distancing. |
Available 5:30PM – 7:00AM every day.
|Mother Brown’s Kitchen – Meals||To go meals (dining room is closed)|
Breakfast: 7AM – 9AM
Dinner: 5PM – 7PM
Other Helpful Resources:
- You can start by visiting SF Service Guide for a list of services.
- Call 311 (the City customer service line) for a list of resources near your location.
- Call 211 (the County customer service line) for additional resources. 211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call wait times can vary. You can also visit the 211 website or text your zipcode to 898211.
- There are more resources for veterans experiencing homelessness. Learn more on our services page.
- Fine and fee discounts may be available if you have had an assessment done at an Access Point within the last six months. Ask Access Point staff about free Muni passes, a one-time waiver of tow and storage costs, a one-time waiver of a “boot” fine, and discounted citations. Learn more on the SFMTA website.
- Eviction Defense Collaborative: If you are a low-income family, a single adult, an individual with a disability or a senior, the collaboration offers defense, legal assistance and tenant rights education. Call 415-659-9184 (open 24 hours by phone) or visit evictiondefense.org.
- The Sixth Street Homeless Storage Facility is located at 74 6th Street. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30AM – 5PM.