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.

The San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SFERAP) is now accepting new applicants. Apply at

The San Francisco Rental Assistance Program (SFERAP) has officially reopened:
Eligible households can apply to for back rent, up to 3 months of future rent, and move-in costs like security deposit and first month’s rent. The amount of assistance  depends on the amount owed and eligibility. Eligible and prioritized households may receive financial assistance once per calendar year. NOTE: Citizenship is not a requirement of the program and you will never be asked about immigration status.

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 for more information on tenant protections or to speak with a tenant counselor visit ( 

If you applied to SF ERAP prior to September 27th, 2022:

You will be served if you are eligible. Your application will be reviewed according to the previous program’s eligibility requirements.

Our program continues to experience a very high volume of applications so please be patient while we work through this backlog. We will serve all eligible and prioritized applicants who have submitted applications. To help speed up the process, please upload your most current documents by emailing them as attachments by responding to your confirmation email.

If you’ve been served with an eviction lawsuit or a notice:
Contact the Eviction Defense Collaborative at 415-659-9184 or 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.


  • 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.


  • To reach our intake line by phone, call (415) 470-5211
  • To reach our intake line by email, send an email request to
  • 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.


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.

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