Rental Assistance

Welcome to the Rental Assistance Disbursement Component (RADCo) of the Eviction Defense Collaborative. If you are behind with your rent, you may be able to avoid having an eviction filed against you. RADCo provides grants to tenants residing in the City and County of San Francisco who have fallen behind on their rent due to temporary financial setbacks.

We are currently operating both remotely and in-person. All services are provided over the phone, via email, or at our 976 Mission St. office during drop-in hours.

Applications for the San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SFERAP) are currently closed to new applicants.

If you’ve already applied to SF ERAP
You will be served if you are eligible. Our program continues to experience a very high volume of applications. Please be patient while we work through this backlog. We will serve all eligible applicants who have submitted applications. To help speed up the process, make sure to upload your most current documents. If you’re facing eviction, contact the Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC) at 415-659-9184 or legal@evictiondefense.org immediately.

  • If you’ve already received rental assistance and need additional financial assistance: The San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program application is currently closed. The application will re-open later this year, but we are not able to provide you with additional assistance at this time.
  • If you did not apply to SF ERAP prior to Friday (9/23): The San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program application is currently closed. The application will re-open later this year, but we are not able to assist you at this time. Please know that at this time, you have tenant protections for non-payment of rent that originally came due on or after July 1, 2022 and was not paid due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some earlier months of unpaid rent may also be ‘non-evictable.’ Visit https://sf.gov/information/covid-19-emergency-tenant-protections for more information on tenant protections or to speak with a tenant counselor visit (sf.gov/information/rent-relief-resources)
  • If you’ve been served with an eviction lawsuit and you did not apply for SF ERAP before Friday 9/23: Financial assistance may be available through the City’s eviction legal defense system. Contact the Eviction Defense Collaborative at 415-659-9184 or legal@evictiondefense.org immediately. Please note an eviction lawsuit happens after the eviction notice expires and the landlord files paperwork at court.

To qualify for rental assistance, RADCo staff must approve your application. THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of total household income (all sources – including employment, government benefits, and food stamps – within the last 2 months) Please note that IF you do not have income at this time you can still apply! We no longer require ongoing proof of income.
  • Rental agreement and/or other proof of your current address
  • Some additional documents may be required based on funding source.

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND CAN BE PROVIDED BY YOUR LANDLORD:

  • Proof of current monthly/weekly rent amount
  • Tenant ledger (payment history)
  • Landlord’s name, address, and telephone number
  • W-9 form completed and signed by landlord

Note: Submitting the above documents does not guarantee rental assistance. RADCo uses your documents to determine whether you are eligible. Your application will begin only after all the above documents are submitted.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • To reach our intake line by phone, call (415) 470-5211
  • To reach our intake line by email, send an email request to EDCRADCo@evictiondefense.org
  • To visit us in-person: Our office is located at 976 Mission Street.

Our Drop in hours are: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10-11:30 AM and 1-2:30 PM.

RADCO PAYMENTS

You no longer need to make payments on your RADCo loans. Due to the economic crisis so many are facing during this pandemic, RADCo is forgiving all loans. This will not affect your eligibility for future assistance.

COVID-19 Resources

Sample Letter to Give Your Landlord

Download these documents as templates to respond to the COVID-19 30 Day Halt to Rental Evictions

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