City Agencies

San Francisco City Attorney’s Office
City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA. 94102
www.sfcityattorney.orgPhone: 1 (415) 554-4700
Committed to providing highest quality legal services to the City & County of San Francisco, can help take action against musical rooming and major code violations in buildings/hotels.*Contact the Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s Code Enforcement Outreach Program (CEOP) first for advice and help at 1 (415) 775-7110
San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (DBI)
49 South Van Ness St.
San Francisco, CA. 94103
www.sfdbi.orgPhone: 1 (415) 558-6220
Inspects buildings with code violations, ensures that buildings comply with state regulations and city laws.

*Contact the Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s Code Enforcement Outreach Program (CEOP) for guidance and assistance.

San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH)
101 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA. 94102-5301
www.sfdph.orgPhone: 1 (415) 206-5317
Inspects for health code violations that endanger quality of life for residents and community.
San Francisco Fire Department, Bureau of Fire Prevention
698 2nd St. Room #109
San Francisco, CA. 94107-2012
www.sf-fire.orgPhone: 1 (415) 558-3300
Inspects buildings for fire hazards, monitors sprinklers, fire extinguishers, fire escapes, and exits.
San Francisco Housing Authority
1815 Egbert Ave.
San Francisco, CA. 94124-2519
www.sfha.orgPhone: 1 (415) 715-5200
Contact San Francisco Housing Authority for information on upcoming openings of waiting list.
Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development (MOHCD)
1 South Van Ness Ave. 5th floor
San Francisco, CA. 94103-1226
www.sfmohcd.orgPhone: 1 (415) 701-5500
Maintains an up-to-date roster of low-income, non-profits, below market-rate (BMR) housing options and soon-to-be available housing units.
San Francisco Rent Stabilization & Arbitration Board
25 Van Ness Ave. Suite #320
San Francisco, CA. 94102-6012
www.sfrb.orgPhone: 1 (415) 252-4602
Provides information and resources for tenants and landlords regarding rental increases; establishes policies and guidelines for rental units in San Francisco, and provides counseling for anyone who has questions about status of their rental unit.

Drop-in hours:
M-F 10am – 2pm

San Francisco Superior Court Small Claims Court Division
400 McAllister St. Room #103
San Francisco, CA. 94102-4512
www.sfsuperiorcourt.orgPhone: 1 (415) 551-3957
Rules on suits for up to $5,000 with a $10,000 limit. Participants must self-represent. Tenants may be able to sue for poor conditions if eligible. Disputes may be resolved quickly and inexpensively.


Bar Association of San Francisco
301 Battery St. 3rd floor
San Francisco, CA. 94111
www.sfbar.orgPhone: 1 (415) 982-1600
Provides pro bono legal services to low-income people and educational programs that foster diversity in the legal profession.
Causa Justa:: Just Cause
4804 Mission Street, Suite 231
San Francisco, CA. 94112
www.cjjc.orgPhone: 1 (415) 487-9203
Builds grassroots power and leadership to create strong, equitable communities; provides tenants’ rights counseling in Spanish and English, coverage area is mainly in the Mission neighborhood.
Central City SRO Collaborative
472 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA. 94102-2808
www.ccsro.orgPhone: 1 (415) 775-7110

Organize tenants residing in SRO’s for better habitable living conditions, coverage areas are Tenderloin and South of Market (SoMA) neighborhoods.

Drop-in hours:
M-Thu 10am-12pm; 2-4pm
Closed Fridays

Hours are subject to change: Please call to confirm 

Chinatown Community Development Center
663 Clay St.
San Francisco, CA. 94111-3029
www.chinatowncdc.orgPhone: 1(415) 984-1450
Provides housing counseling for tenants living in the Chinatown and Northeast sector of the city, assist with repairs request, translation and filing forms and documents.

Drop-in hours:
Mondays and Fridays 2-4pm
Hours are subject to change: Please call to confirm 

Evictions Defense Collaborative
995 Market St. Suite #1200
San Francisco, CA. 94102-1700
www.evictiondefense.orgPhone: 1 (415) 947-0797
Provides legal assistance in helping low-income tenants respond to eviction lawsuits (Unlawful Detainer); provides rental assistance for qualified tenants.

Drop-in hours:
Mon, Tues, Wens, Fri:
10a-11:30am and 1-2:30pm

Homeless Advocacy Project
125 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA. 94102-3605 1 (415) 575-3130
Provides legal services and supporting social services to individuals and families in San Francisco who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, while prioritizing individuals who have mental health disabilities.

Drop-in hours:
T: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
W: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Th: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
F: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco
417 South Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA. 94103-3629
www.hrcsf.orgPhone: 1 (415) 703-8634
Offers free counseling for San Francisco tenants living in all types of housing, including rent-control, SRO’s, public housing and Section 8.

Drop-in hours:
M-Thu 1-5pm

Independent Living Resources Center San Francisco
825 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA. 94103-3009
www.ilrcsf.orgPhone: 1 (415) 543-6222
Offers a variety of services for people with disabilities, including peer counseling, employment counseling, housing referrals, and assist in applying for rental assistance programs.
La Voz Latina
456 Ellis Street
San Francisco, California 94102
www.lavozlatinasf.orgPhone: 1 (415) 983-3973
Provides housing assistance, immigration information and advocacy, Spanish interpretation, public safety, and leadership and skill development for the Latino community living in the Tenderloin neighborhood.
Mental Health Association of San Francisco
870 Market St. Suite #928
San Francisco, CA. 94102-2900
www.mentalhealthsf.orgPhone: 1 (415) 421-2926
Resource for hoarder/cluttering issues, operate hot-line for peer responders.
San Francisco Apartment Association
265 Ivy St.
San Francisco, CA. 94102-4463
www.sfaa.orgPhone: 1 (415) 255-2288
Supports rental owners by offering an array of benefits that address all aspects of rental housing industry; dedicated in educating, advocating for, and supporting the Rental Housing Community.
San Francisco Tenants Union
558 Capp St.
San Francisco, CA. 94110-2516
www.sftu.orgPhone: 1 (415) 282-6622
Leading agency in fighting for rights of tenants and for the preservation of affordable housing in S.F., provides tenant counseling and lawyer referral for members on a sliding scale, as well as advocacy for tenant’s rights campaigns.

Drop-in hours:
*Please check website for counseling hours, each week varies and is subject to change.*

Tenderloin Housing Clinic
126 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA. 94102-3606
www.thclinic.orgPhone: 1 (415) 885-3286
Provides legal assistance and representation for tenants undergoing Ellis Act evictions; facilitates code enforcement process (CEOP) for SRO hotels and apartment buildings in the Tenderloin and South of Market (SoMA) neighborhoods.

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