Find A Tenant Rights Group
Most organizations have switched to phone counseling or phone check-ins before scheduling 1-on-1 appointments when possible. See the list below for how to access services from Tenant Counseling and Legal Service organizations, and check their websites for the most up to date information. Go to our page on Rent Relief if you are looking for help making rent.
CENTRAL CITY SRO COLLABORATIVE Central City SRO Collaborative and La Voz Latina are only making in-person appointments after a phone consultation with a staff member. Call (415) 983-3970 (La Voz) or (415) 775-7110 (CCSROC).
Languages: English and Spanish
CHINATOWN SRO COLLABORATIVE In-person clinic still available, but please call if possible: 415-984-2730. Leave your name, phone number and a counselor will return your call. How to See a Counselor: Drop-in clinic Mondays from 2-4pm & Thursdays 10:30am-2:30pm, 663 Clay Street San Francisco
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English
MISSION SRO COLLABORATIVE (MSROC) Telephone counseling only: leave a voicemail with your name, phone number, and a brief description of your problem. Someone will call you back as soon as possible. Spanish Hotline: 415 746-9610 English Hotline: 415-684-8316
Languages: English and Spanish
EVICTION DEFENSE COLLABORATIVE (EDC) If you have received a Summons & Complaint (pictured here) or have been served a notice containing allegations of nuisance, call the legal assistance line as soon as possible: (415) 659-9184 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our NEW OFFICE in person at 972 Mission St, 1st Floor. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm.
Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese
AAAJ-ASIAN LAW CAUCUS By Appointment Only. If you need legal assistance on a housing issue, please call 415-896-1701. If we miss your call, please leave a voice/text message (Your name, phone number, and briefly describe the housing issue), and we will respond to you as soon as possible. The Housing Rights Program only provides legal assistance to San Francisco tenants. We prioritize cases involving eviction, reasonable accommodation, significant rent increase, landlord harassment, habitability issues, and change in terms of tenancy. We do not provide any services to landlords.
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Hindi
LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE ELDERLY Appointments only. If you need legal assistance, please call (415) 538-3333. If you are an existing client, please contact your advocate directly for assistance. If you are a new client, please leave a message and we will return the call as soon as we are able. We are prioritizing the following issues: evictions; notices to cut or terminate benefits; notices terminating rental subsidies; restraining orders to protect seniors.
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian
OPEN DOOR LEGAL: Free legal representation in civil cases (including family, housing, immigration, and employment law) for residents of District 5 , 10 and 11, or SF residents who are homeless. Potential clients can call (415) 735-4124, fill out a screening form at opendoorlegal.org/start or walk in to the following locations during the weekday hours of 10 AM to 4:00 PM (closed 12-1). Everyone entering our offices must wear a mask and temperatures will be checked.
Languages: English, Cantonese (Excelsior office or by appointment), Spanish (Bayview office or by appointment)
Bayview office located at 4634 3rd Street (for residents of zip codes 94107, 94124, 94134)
Excelsior office located at 60 Ocean Avenue (for residents of zip codes 94112, 94132)
Western Addition office at 1113 Fillmore St. (for residents of zip codes 94117, 94115, 94122, 94102, 94109)