Frequently Asked Questions About Housing
Affordable and Low-Income Housing Wait List Opportunities:
Mayor’s Office of Housing Listings (MOH)
April 2013 Affordable Housing List
Mercy Housing SF Listings – Each Mercy Housing property has its own leasing office and its own application process. If you or your family would like to rent a low-income apartment home at one of Mercy Housing’s communities, please call each property directly.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Rental Opportunities
California Rental Opportunities (Posted by California Department of Housing and Development)
SF Rental Opportunities (Posted by US Department of Housing and Urban Development)
Below Market Rate Opportunities:
Mayor’s Office of Housing BMR Listings
BMR Email List – Sign up here to receive information via email about our affordable homeownership and rental opportunities and about below market rate (BMR) properties available for purchase or rent, including information about upcoming application deadlines and lottery date
Other Housing Opportunities:
SF Craigslist - *BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT POSTINGS*
Section 8 Listings – For Section 8 Voucher Holders
MyHousing.org – Affordable Housing, Public Housing, Section 8, Supportive Housing
California Tenants: A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights And Responsibilities
Eviction Defense Collaborative – The Eviction Defense Collaborative is the principal organization in San Francisco helping low-income tenants respond to eviction lawsuits. Each year we provide emergency legal services and rental assistance to over 5,000 tenants in San Francisco.
Mayor’s Office of Housing - The mission of the Mayor’s Office of Housing is to provide financing for the development, rehabilitation and purchase of affordable housing in San Francisco
Mercy Housing – The goal of Mercy Housing is to create stable, vibrant and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities.
Housing Rights Committee of SF - Housing Rights Committee is a tenants rights organization that offers free counseling for San Francisco tenants in all types of housing, including rent-control, public housing and Section 8.
Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) – Offers a variety of services such as housing for people with disabilities.
Rent Board – For information about tenant’s rights under rent control, to file a petition for illegal eviction, illegal rent increase, etc. Runs a free counseling line daily 8am-4pm, 415-252-4602
San Francisco Housing Authority - The primary mission of the SFHA is to provide safe, sanitary, affordable, and decent housing to very low-income families, senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
San Francisco Tenants Union - Since 1971, the SF Tenants Union has been fighting for the rights of tenants and for the preservation of affordable housing in San Francisco. From the struggle for rent control in the 1970s to 1998′s Proposition G (to end the abuses of OMI evictions), the Tenants Union has been the city’s leading advocate for tenants.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development - TNDC’s mission is to provide safe, affordable housing with support services for low-income people in the Tenderloin and to be a leader in making the neighborhood a better place to live.