COVID-19 Eviction Protections

Eviction Protections

Learn more about how you can be protected, and what you need to do.
(This information applies to tenants of all ages.)

There are statewide protections on evictions due to Covid-19-related nonpayment of rent.

For more information on those protections, please go to https://housing.ca.gov/tenant/protection_guidelines.html.

Rental Assistance for Covid-19 Related Financial Hardship

If you owe rent accruing between April 2020 and March 2022, you should immediately apply for rental assistance through the State rental assistance program. You can apply for the State program at housingiskey.com. The State’s program provides up to 18 months of assistance. YOU MUST APPLY BY MARCH 31, 2022.

Be sure to inform your landlord in writing that you have submitted a completed application for State rental assistance. If you receive a Three Day Notice demanding rent that accrued between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2022, and you have not applied for rental assistance, you should immediately complete and submit a rental assistance application and notify your landlord in writing that you have submitted a completed application.

In April 2022, San Francisco will announce a local rental assistance program. However, it will be limited in scope, and we encourage all eligible tenants to apply for the state program by March 31, 2022.

Additional rental assistance for rent not covered by the state rental assistance program may also be available through the RADCO (“Rental Assistance Disbursement Component”). 

Please go to https://evictiondefense.org/covid-19/ regularly for updated local information regarding eviction moratoriums and COVID-related non-payment and rental assistance information.

Questions About Your Rights?

If you are a senior or an adult with a disability, contact Legal Assistance to the Elderly at (415) 538-3333.

For others with questions, contact a tenant counseling agency:

Housing Rights Committee
(415) 703-8644
(English, Español, Русский)

Causa Justa
(415) 487-9203
(English, Español)

Chinatown Community Development Center
(415) 984-2728
(English, 广东话 , 国语)

This page was last updated on March 8, 2022.