Rental Assistance

If you are behind in your rent, you may be able to avoid having an eviction filed against you. Our Rental Assistance Disbursement Component (RADCo) provides interest-free loans and grants to tenants residing in the City and County of San Francisco who have fallen behind in their rent due to a temporary financial setback.

To qualify for rental assistance EDC staff must approve your application and you must meet the following criteria:
  • You live in San Francisco and are not a Housing Authority tenant.
  • Your household has sufficient income to pay your future rent and expenses.
  • You plan to stay in your home for at least six months.

Note: You do not have to have a three-day notice to qualify for help. Likewise, you may still be able to get help even if you have already been sued for eviction.

If you drop-in at our office, please be sure to bring the following documentation with you. This will speed up the application process, although we may request additional information depending on your situation:

  • Proof of the amount of rent owed through the end of the current month.
  • Proof of the regular amount of your monthly/weekly rent.
  • Proof of how long you have lived in your home.
  • Proof of total household income.
  • Photo ID.
  • Landlord’s name, address, and telephone number.
  • Other items may be required on a case-by-case basis.