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Tenants Rights Information 

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Housing Rights Committee offers counseling on tenants rights issues in San Francisco only. If you live in another area of California or the country, try using google to find a tenants or housing rights group in your area that can help you.


If you live in San Francisco and you're having a problem (such as an illegal rent increase, evictions, roommate problems, mold and other repair issues, etc.), we'll try and help you. For information on some of the more common issues that tenants face, click the topics below (they're in bold). If you don't find the answers you need on this site, you can always call our hotline or drop into the office.

Counseling hours are Monday to Thursday, 1-5pm, 417 South Van Ness/15th, (415) 703-8644.  

Click on the topics below for more info about these issues:

Foreclosure/ Building for Sale

Información en Español

Eviction, Relocation Money, Just Cause, Fire Issues

Heat Issues

Landlord Entry, Lockouts, Utility Shutoffs, Harassment

Noise Issues

All about the Rent Board and Rent Control

Rent Increases, Utility Passthroughs, Banking, Capital Improvements

Tenant Resources/ Links to Other Services


Security Deposits and Interest Issues

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Email Counseling

At this time, please only send simple questions via email. All complicated questions and problems should be directed to a counselor at our housing clinic by either calling 703-8634 or dropping in at 417 South Van Ness/15th Monday through Thursday, 1-5pm.