COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund — Housing Stabilization


The Give2SF Housing Stabilization Program is currently reviewing applications submitted on or before Wednesday, July 8, 2020. If you applied during that time, you will have received a status notification about your application. If your application was not selected in this round of application review, please do not reapply. Your application will be considered again 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 late August 2020.

For homeowners who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, please consider applying to the COVID-19 Homeowner Emergency Loan Program (HELP):

For tenants who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and are unable to pay rents due between March 13 and July 31, these rents will be due January 31, 2021. You should notify your landlord. To learn about San Francisco’s eviction moratorium visit:

The City and County of San Francisco’s Give2SF Fund for Housing Stabilization provides financial assistance to eligible 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:

  1. You must be a resident of San Francisco
  2. You must have an annual household income of 100% Area Median Income (AMI) or less pre-March 2020:
    • 1 Person : $89,650
    • 2 People : $102,500
    • 3 People : $115,300
    • 4 People : $128,100
    • 5 People : $138,350
    • 6 People : $148,600
    • 7 People : $158,850
    • 8 People : $169,100
    • 9 People : $179,350
  3. You must have a documented loss of income (or increased expenses) due to COVID-19-related health, employment, family, or school/childcare issues
  4. You are experiencing housing instability or are at risk of housing instability

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:

  • Identification
  • Proof of San Francisco residency (such as a utility bill)
  • Income documents (such as pay stubs)
  • Lease agreement
  • Documentation of the COVID-19-related loss of income (or increased expenses)

Housing Stabilization Application



Enter address as:

Is the San Francisco Housing Authority your landlord?

Is your housing owned or operated by a non-profit?

Do you rent a couch, closet, garage or similar space?

Do you live in an SRO?

Do you have portable rent subsidy?

Date of Birth

Contact Information

Demographic Information

Household Size & Income

Household includes, but is not limited to the following - regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status - a single person or a group of persons residing together.


Impact Of Loss

Type of Assistance

Please indicate the type(s) of financial assistance necessary to stabilize your housing situation. Fill in all that apply

Have you provided notice & documentation to your landlord for missed rents covered by San Francisco's moratorium?

Eligible for Other Programs?

Potential eligibility for other financial assistance programs (select all that apply to your household):

Housing Information

Landlord Info

The information provided in this application is intended to be used by the City and its program operators to determine household eligibility for the Give2SF COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund and Season of Sharing Fund programs.

By initialing below, I consent to having the information provided in this application shared with the City and its program operators, including Catholic Charities of San Francisco, Eviction Defense Collaborative, La Raza Community Resource Center, Q Foundation, and Young Community Developers, as needed, in order to process this application.

I understand that completing this application and consenting to the release of my information does not guarantee that I will receive assistance.

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.

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