The Give2SF Housing Stabilization Program is currently reviewing applications submitted on or before Tuesday, September 22, 2020. If you applied during that time, you will have received a notification about your application status. If your application was not selected in this latest round of application review, please do not reapply. Your application will remain in our system, and be considered in future rounds of application review.
If you have not already applied, you may do so below. Notifications for the next round of application review will go out in October 2020.
Assistance is provided according to an applicant’s vulnerability relative to other applicants. Assistance is not provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, and applicants are not guaranteed assistance for meeting minimum eligibility requirements.
For tenants who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, you cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rents due between March 1 and August 31, if you provide your landlord a signed declaration in response to each 15-day nonpayment notice (available in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Tagalog). For rents due between September 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021, you must provide a signed declaration in response to each notice AND pay your landlord an amount greater than or equal to 25 percent of all rent due during this period (i.e., one and a quarter month’s rent) before February 1, 2021. It can be paid in partial payments or in a lump sum at any time during this five-month period. There are a number of local, state, and federal emergency tenant protections that may be available to you depending on your situation. However, none of these protections relieve tenants of the obligation to pay this debt. To learn more visit the City’s webpage.
For homeowners who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, please consider applying to the COVID-19 Homeowner Emergency Loan Program (HELP).
The City and County of San Francisco’s Give2SF Fund for Housing Stabilization provides financial assistance to the most vulnerable households, regardless of immigration status, who have experienced a substantial loss of income due to COVID-19 and cannot afford their housing costs.
Eligible households may apply for up to $3,000 for assistance meeting rent, utility, and other housing costs per application period (with a total maximum amount of assistance per household of $10,000). Note: Rental assistance is not available for missed rents covered by San Francisco’s eviction moratorium. However, rents that were due prior to the moratorium (March 13) and pre- payment of future rents not covered by the moratorium may be eligible. Similarly, mortgage assistance is not available for loans that are federally insured or otherwise subject to forbearance.
To be eligible for assistance, you must meet all four criteria below:
Complete this online application or visit one of the following program operators for assistance: Catholic Charities of San Francisco, Eviction Defense Collaborative, La Raza Community Resource Center, Q Foundation, or Young Community Developers.
Funding is extremely limited and applications will be prioritized based on need and severity of COVID-19 impact. If your application is selected for assistance, you will be asked to provide documentation to verify eligibility, including but not limited to:
The Give2SF Fund is made possible by thousands of private donations — large and small — to promote food, housing, and economic security for the people and small businesses of San Francisco most severely impacted by COVID-19.