San Francisco’s affordability crisis has left many in the SFUSD educator community with limited options for both rental and homeownership opportunities. HomeownershipSF and Eviction Defense Collaborative utilize our integrated services partnerships to connect educators with the Mayors Office of Housing and Community Development housing assistance programs, legal services and eviction defense. 

We will be hosting Housing Clincis for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) educators.* Educators will be able to drop in at any time during clinic hours and receive free support and connection to resources for their individual housing needs, such as application support, financial capacity services and housing counseling via HUD approved nonprofit services providers and attorneys. Service areas include:

Rental Counseling: Access information about Below Market Rate rentals, home sharing and other affordable rental programs.

Home Purchase: HUD approved counselors connect you with Below Market Rate homeownership opportunities and downpayment assistance such as the Teacher Next Door program and other assistance for you to buy your first home.

Eviction Defense: Legal guidance and advice to help you respond to landlord issues and legal notices.

Landlord/tenant Support: Legal guidance to help you navigate through landlord/tenant situations.


Housing Clinics will usually take place on the first Thursday of the month

From 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

September 1st, 2016: Mission Economic Development Agency, 2301 Mission St #301, SF 94110

October 6th, 2016: Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center, 1751 Carroll Avenue, SF 94124

November 3rd, 2016 : Eviction Defense Collaborative, 1338 Mission Street, SF 94103

December 1st, 2016: BALANCE, 595 Market St., SF 94105 - Please bring photo ID for building security check in.

January 12th, 2017: BALANCE, 595 Market St., SF 94105 - Please bring photo ID for building security check in.

February 2nd, 2017: Mission Economic Development Agency, 2301 Mission St #301, SF 94110

March 2nd, 2017: Leola M. Havard Early Education School, 1520 Oakdale Ave, Auditorium, SF 94124

April 6th, 2017: Everett Middle School, 450 Church St, SF 94114

May 4th, 2017: John O'Connell High School, 2355 Folsom St, Cafeteria, SF 94110

June 1st, 2017: Leola M. Havard Early Education School, 1520 Oakdale Ave, Auditorium, SF 94124


 You will be seen in order of arrival. To expedite the check in process, you may download and complete the following forms in advance: Income Verification Form, Intake Form and Budget. Documents are not required, but you are strongly encouraged to bring: 

Legal notices

Landlord communications

Current lease

Household monthly budget

Three most recent pay stubs for all household members

Credit Report

*San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) educators include teachers, para professionals, counselors, deans, nurses, speech pathologists, psychologists, behavioral analysts, social workers, and librarians, including those who work in the SFUSD Early Education department, as defined by the Teacher Next Door program manual.

How do I start the homebuying process?

Step 1: Get prepared

Attending a first-time homebuyer workshop will help you learn about the home purchase process and make wise decisions.

Register for a workshop

Step 2: Find out if you qualify

Schedule an appointment with a housing counseling or lender. This meeting will determine if you qualify for a mortgage loan, and if, so how much you can afford.

Step 3: Shop for a home

After you know how much you can afford, you may choose to work with a real estate agent to find a market rate home or find an affordable (below market rate/BMR) home on your own.

Find affordable homes

Step 4: Look for mortgage assistance

There are a number of down payment and closing cost assistance programs available depending on the home you’re buying, your income and other factors.

Search for mortgage assistance programs