Rent Board Referral Listing

The Rent Board cannot refer you to individual attorneys, but staff will be glad to direct you to appropriate resources for advice and assistance.

Please note that you do not need a lawyer to file a petition at the Rent Board.

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Tenant Resources

Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus

(Cantonese/Mandarin/English)
55 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 896-1701
(415) 896-1702 (Fax)
Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-12:00pm &
1:00 pm-5:00 pm

AIDS Legal Referral Panel

1663 Mission Street #500
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 701-1100
(415) 701-1400 (Fax)

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach

1121 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 567-6255
(415) 567-6248 (Fax)

Bay Area Legal Aid

Section 8 and public housing
1800 Market Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 982-1300
(415) 982-4243 (Fax)
(800) 551-5554 (Legal Advice Line)

Causa Justa :: Just Cause

Spanish-speakers and SRO tenants
4804 Mission Street, Suite 231
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 487-9203
(415) 487-9022 (Fax)
Mon & Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Chinatown Community Development Center

(Cantonese/Mandarin/English)
663 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 984-2728 • Call for Appointment
(415) 984-2724 (fax)
Drop-in Clinic: Mon 2:00 pm-4:00 pm &
Thurs 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Eviction Defense Collaborative

976 Mission Street, 1st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Mon-Fri 9:00-11:00 am & 1:00-3:00 pm
(415) 659-9184

Eviction Notices / Summons
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 am-11:30 am &
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Must Bring All Papers in Person

RAD Co Rental Assistance Program

(415) 470-5211

Housing Rights Committee of SF

Free counseling; have proof of income

Main Office
(Cantonese/Mandarin/Spanish/English/Russian)
(415) 703-8644
(415) 703-8639 (Fax)
Mon-Thurs 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Richmond District Office
(Cantonese/Mandarin/English/Russian)
(415) 947-9085
Mon, Wed-Fri 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Legal Assistance to the Elderly, Inc.

SF Resident, age 60+ and/or disabled
1663 Mission Street, Suite 225
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 538-3333
(415) 538-3316 (Fax)
Mon-Fri 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00-5:00 pm

Open Door Legal

Legal assistance to residents in service areas 
(415) 735-4124
(628) 758-7259 (Fax)

Bayview Office
4634 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

Excelsior Office
60 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

Western Addition Office
1113 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

San Francisco Tenants Union

558 Capp Street (near Mission & 21st Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-6622 (information line)

Hours Vary-Call first or visit website

SRO Collaboratives

Chinatown SRO Collaborative
c/o Chinatown Community Development Center
615 Grant Avenue, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 984-1450

Mission SRO Collaborative
938 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-6209, ext. 119

Tenants Together

474 Valencia Street, #156
San Francisco, Ca 94103
(415) 495-8100
1-888-495-8020 (For tenants outside SF)

Tenderloin Housing Clinic:

(Spanish/English)
Code Enforcement Outreach Program
Tenants in SRO hotels and Tenderloin residents
456 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 983-3970 • Closed Friday
Mon-Thurs 10:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Law Office
Ellis Act, OMI, No-fault evictions for seniors, disabled, and low-income tenants
710 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 771-9850
Call for appointment or drop-in 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Landlord Resources

San Francisco Apt. Association

265 Ivy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 255-2288 (membership organization)

Small Property Owners of San Francisco

P.O. Box 170669
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 647-2419

Community Resources

Bar Association of San Francisco-Justice & Diversity Center

Conflict Intervention Service
(415) 782-8940 (Helpline)

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP)
125 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 575-3130; (800) 405-4427 (Toll Free)
New Client Intake: 1:00-4:00 pm Tuesdays

Legal Advice & Referral Clinic (LARC)
UC Hastings College of Law
198 McAllister Street, 1st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 989-1616
Clinics held: 1-2 Sat/per month
Call for clinic dates or visit website

Community Boards

601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2040
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 920-3820

Helplink 2-1-1/United Way

Info & referral to community services – 24/7
Dial 2-1-1 (in San Francisco)
(800) 273-6222 (from other areas)
(415) 808-4444 (Spanish)
(415) 808-7339 (Chinese)
(415) 808-4440 (TTY)

Government Resources

3-1-1 San Francisco Customer Service Center

Info for non-emergency San Francisco government matters – 24/7
Call 3-1-1 (in San Francisco)
(415) 701-2311 (from other areas)
(415) 701-2323 (TTY)

ACCESS Self-help Center

San Francisco Superior Court
400 McAllister Street, Room 509
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 551-5880
Mon, Tues & Thurs only
8:30 am-11:30 am (Live Helpline)
In-person triage available at 8:30 am. Limited tickets available.

Board of Appeals (Permit Appeals)

Permit Center
49 South Van Ness, Suite 1475 (14th Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(628) 652-1150

City Hall

One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689

Assessor's-Recorder's Office
Room 190; (415) 554-5596
Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm

SF Sheriff Eviction Assistance Project
Room 456; (415) 554-7235
Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tax Collector's Office
Real Estate Division (Rent Board Fee)
Room 110; Call 3-1-1 (in SF)
(415) 701-2311 (from other areas)

Civil Rights Department (Previously Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing)

(800) 884-1684
(800) 700-2320 (TTY)
contact.center@calcivilrights.ca.gov

Department of Disability & Aging Services

1650 Mission Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 355-6700 Intake/Information/Referral

Dept. of Building Inspection

49 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

Housing Inspection Division
Permits of Occupancy and
Inspections / Code Violations
4th Floor; (628) 652-3700

Permit Filing and Routing, 
Certificates of Occupancy
2nd Floor; no phone

Soft Story Retrofit Program
1st Floor; (628) 652-3706

Dept. of Fire Prevention & Investigation

Inspection, Permit & Violation
History Records (for property &  
environmental site assessments)
(415) 558-3300

Department of Public Health

49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94103

Environmental Health 
(415) 252-3800

Rodent and Vector Control
(415) 252-3805

Children's Environmental Health Promotion
Program (including lead hazards): 
(415) 252-3956

Department of Public Works

Bureau of Street Use & Mapping
49 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-1772; Mon-Fri

District Attorney's Office

Consumer Mediation
Consumer Protection Hotline
(628) 652-4311
consumer.mediation@sfgov.org

Human Rights Commission

25 Van Ness Avenue, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-2500

Mayor's Office of Housing

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 701-5500

Office of Short-Term Rentals

49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94103
(628) 652-7599 
shorttermrentals@sfgov.org

Planning Department

49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94103
(628) 652-7600

San Francisco Housing Authority

1815 Egbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94124-2519
(415) 715-5200 (Customer Care Center)
Drop-In for urgent matters:
Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm

San Francisco Human Services Agency

For tenants displaced by fire only.

Emergency Response Unit
(415) 320-4938 • By Appointment Only

San Francisco Law Library

1145 Market Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-1772
Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Superior Court-Filing Window

400 McAllister Street, Suite 103
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Limited Jurisdiction Filings

(415) 551-4000 (Recording)

Last updated December 15, 2023

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