Education & Support for Renters

Looking to rent in San Francisco? We can help! 

Finding a rental in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country is hard. HomeownershipSF supports renters through free workshops on the A-Zs of renting, personalized coaching with a housing counselor and connection to other resources.

The Rental Readiness workshops teach you about the basics of renting and review affordable rental payment ratios for your budget, your credit report, the rental application process, the ins and outs of the tenant landlord relationship, and different affordable rental housing options in San Francisco.

 See Rental Readiness Workshop Calendar

Need personalized assistance? Meet with one of our housing counselors! Our HUD approved housing counselors can help you: develop an action plan to achieve your rental goals, learn about affordable rental opportunities that may be a good fit for you, complete an application for city rental programs, review your budget, understand your credit, and much more!

Book a Personalized Counseling Appointment

DHALIA shows available units and waitlists for affordable rentals in San Francsico. See the eligibilty requirements for each listing and how to apply. Create a DAHLIA profile to save your favorites and access your previous applications. Sign up for the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development's email list to never miss an opportunity!

 See Affordable Rental Opportunities on DAHLIA

Found a rental you like but need assistance with your application? Drop in at an application clinic!

See Application Clinic Calendar

Need additional support?

Learn more about the landlord - tenant relationship, find out about your rights as a tenant, and more!

 See Resources for renters