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 1338 Mission St. office during drop-in hours. 


  • You owe back rent
  • Need move-in assistance
  • Need assistance making a payment on a court stipulation


  • 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 1338 Mission Street.  

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

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.

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.


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.  


As State wide protections are set to expire on March 31st 2022, it is essential that tenants apply to the CA-COVID Rent Relief Program as soon as possible. 

The LAST day to apply to the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is March 31, 2022. Apply at or visit EDC to get assistance completing an application.

For information about Legal Assistance, click here.

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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