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Getting Repairs in Section 8 and
Important: Do not withhold rent under any circumstances. This will only provide an easy way for your landlord to evict you. If you are considering deducting for the cost of repairs or withholding rent to force your landlord to make repairs, consult an attorney first.
Ask for a response within a certain time period (between 3-10 days, depending on the seriousness of the problem).
Since you are in subsidized housing, your landlord is accountable to the HUD Housing Quality Standards, which is the housing code for Federal housing. The Housing Authority has the duty to enforce this code.
If you have a Section 8 Voucher: You can call a Section 8 inspector. If you don't know who your inspector is, you can ask your caseworker. The name of the Inspector for your property should also be on your Housing Authority notices regarding rent increases, re-certification and inspection papers. They will be listed by first initial and last name after your caseworker's name under their signature.
You also can find out who your Inspector is by calling general information at (415)715-3280.
If you can not find who your inspector is, contact Paulette Boyd at the SFHA at (415)715-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org to ask who is assigned to the property.
Tip: You can also email your inspector or caseworker at email@example.com
In HUD Subsidized housing, you can also send a copy of your letter to the local HUD office. You can call to ask who the Project Manager or Project Chief for your property is at 436-6550. Address your letter to the Asset Management Department at:
of Housing and Urban
HUD also has a toll free number to report "bad landlords" at 1-800-685-8470.If you still do not get a response from HUD, you may want to contact your Congressperson since they have jurisdiction over HUD. Most San Franciscans are represented by Congressmember Nancy Pelosi's office. You can send a letter to her office at:
Gate, #145378, SF, CA 94102
(415)556-4862 or email via
If you need further help, call to speak to a counselor at 703-8644 or consult our list of legal services.