Apply for rent relief by March 31, 2022

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Rent relief is available for those who need support due to COVID-19

Do you owe back rent? 

Trouble paying next month’s rent?

Landlord pressuring you to leave? 

You don't have to move. Help is available! 

Apply now for rent relief! 

The City of San Francisco is partnering with the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program ( to accelerate rental assistance to San Francisco tenants and landlords.

The last day to apply for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is March 31, 2022. The application will close on April 1, 2022. Apply now!

  • To apply for rental assistance, call 833-430-2122 or visit 
  • Notify your landlord that you applied and save a copy of the letter for your records

All eligible households will receive assistance. The order that applications are processed will be determined by prioritization. Due to the high volume of applications and depending on your eviction risk, processing times may range from several weeks to more than four months. Tenants and landlords are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and to ensure that they have uploaded all required documents, as to not delay processing.

Tenants can apply for up to 18 months of rental assistance including prospective rental assistance and utility assistance. 

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have had financial hardship during the pandemic


  • have qualified for unemployment benefits
  • experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

This can include:

  • past-due rent or utilities
  • unsafe or unhealthy living conditions
  • any other evidence of such risk

Applicants can apply if they are a subtenant. The master tenant does not need to be involved in the first part of the application process. 

Your landlord can also apply directly. 

The maximum income depends on household size:

  • For 1 person, $102,450
  • For 2 people, $117,100
  • For 3 people, $131,750
  • For 4 people, $146,350
  • For 5 people, $158,100
  • For 6 people, $169,800
  • For 7 people, $181,500
  • For 8 people, $193,200

These income limits are at or below 80% of HUD’s Area Median Income (AMI) for San Francisco.

Current eviction protections

Know your Rights

  • Tenants:  Do not move out!  You have rights even after the moratorium expires and rental assistance coverage is through at least March 31, 2022. If you have unpaid rent, please apply to as soon as possible. Do not delay!

You can also get information about your tenant rights and access assistance in San Francisco through the following:


  • Text “Rent” to ​​1888-732-3215 or sign up at for rent relief and eviction protection updates, and/or
  • Visit the San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition (ADC) website, where you can find information about your tenant rights and access assistance in San Francisco

Find a tenant rights group to schedule an appointment.

Families are encouraged to apply for relief programs as soon as possible. 

The ADC website is available in multiple languages (links below).

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