The San Francisco Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SF ERAP) provides financial support for tenants struggling to pay their rent. The program, which launched in May 2021 and was allocated $90 million in federal funds, is designed to keep tenants in their homes by leveraging existing eviction protections and maximizing prospective rental assistance. San Franciscans making less than 80% of the Area Median Income and who have exceeded the assistance available from the state of California can receive up to six months of rental assistance, including three months of future rent through SF ERAP, to help them stay in their homes. The program is also set up to prioritize the most vulnerable tenants, considering factors like past homelessness and extremely low incomes. Beyond these services, SF ERAP has compiled a Rent Relief Resources information page on their website, directing renters towards other potential avenues for free legal and financial help.
- City of San Francisco