Resources For Tenants

We recognize that organizing and direct action pressuring landlords, speculators and banks to stop the evictions of our neighbors from their homes is only one of ways to stop evictions and displacement.  We recommend tenants use any way that might protect their housing.  Below is a list of other amazing groups that may be able to explain your rights, help you organize with your neighbors or file legal paperwork to stop or slow down an eviction.

Housing Rights Resources in SF

For Tenants:
If you have received an eviction notice:
*Eviction Defense Collaborative
Go to their office right away if you have received a: “Summons & Complaint For Unlawful Detainer,”
995 Market St., Suite 1200 (at 6th Street)

*Housing Rights Committee (habla espanol)
417 South Van Ness (at 15th) or call 415-703-8644
(Including if you live in a HUD building or receive Section 8)

*SF Tenants Union
Drop-in self-help counseling
558 Capp St (at 21st)

*Causa Justa/ Just Cause (habla espanol)
2301 Mission Street, Suite 201

If you live in a SRO Hotel in the TL or SOMA:
*Central City SRO Collaborative
48 Turk Street (at Market)

If you live in a SRO Hotel in the Mission:
*Dolores Street Community Services,
938 Valencia St

If you live in Chinatown or speak Cantonese or Mandarin:
*Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC)
663 Clay Street call to make an appointment 415-984-2728

If you are low-income and need legal help fighting an Ellis Act or OMI or wrongful eviction suits:
*Tenderloin Housing Clinic legal services

If you have rent control and need help paying one months rent:
(you have to prove you have some income in the future to pay next months rent)
995 Market St., Suite 1200 (at 6th Street)

For Homeowners in Foreclosure:
1717 17th Street

For Squatters:
*Homes Not Jails