We have homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing programs for the TQGLB, disabled, and senior communities.
We offer financial aid ranging from back rent assistance to move in security deposit and first month’s rent grants.
Seniors are our priority by providing them subsidies that can help them keep their housing.
Disabled people seek financial refuge at Q Foundation so they can keep their housing while they are healing without worries.
With the support of Mayor London Breed and the Board of Supervisors Q Foundation has secured additional rental subsidy funds to support seniors, disabled adults and people with HIV.
Q Foundation is currently accepting applications for the following types of rental assistance:
- Rental Subsidies for people paying 70% or more of their income toward rent or who need a subsidy to be approved for an affordable housing lottery they won
- One Time Assistance (Including Security Deposits & Back Rent)
Before submitting an application please make sure you meet the minimum qualifications listed below. To be eligible you must be able to answer YES to all of the following questions:
- Are you a current San Francisco resident?
- Are you a Senior (aged 60+) and/or Disabled and/or HIV+?
- Are you low-income? For a single person, you must earn less than $43,100 per year before taxes and deductions.
- Do you need rental assistance to EITHER keep your current housing OR move into an affordable apartment that you are in the process of being offered?
If your answer is yes to all four questions, you may be eligible for assistance.
Don’t fit our criteria? Don’t lose hope.
If you don’t fit our criteria, please contact our partners to see if you are eligible for their rent assistance programs.
Have a Case Manager or Social Worker? Awesome!
If you currently have a case manager, at any of the partner agencies listed below, please contact them and ask them to submit a referral on your behalf:
Our Partner Organizations
30th Street Senior Center
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Bay Area Legal Aid
Bayanihan Equity Center
Bayview Hunters Point Senior Center
Booker T Washington
Causa Justa: Just Cause
Central City Older Adults
Chinatown Community Development Center (CDC)
Community Awareness Treatment Services
Curry Senior Center
DPH – Tom Waddell Clinic
Episcopal Community Services San Francisco
Eviction Defense Collaborative
Family Service Agency/Felton
Housing Rights Committee
Institute on Aging
Homeless Advocacy Project
Larkin Street Youth Services
Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE)
LGBT Asylum Project
Mary Helen Rogers Senior Community
Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
North Beach Citizens
Positive Resource Center
Project Homeless Connect
San Francisco Adult Protective Services (APS)
San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF)
San Francisco Community Health Center
San Francisco DAAS – OOA
San Francisco Dept of Homelessness and Supportive Housing
San Francisco Senior Center – Downtown Branch
Self Help for the Elderly
Senior Ex-Offender Program
SF City Clinic / SFDPH
St. Mary’s Medical Center
Tenderloin Housing Clinic
The Salvation Army – Bayview
UCSF – WHP
UCSF Alliance Health Project
UCSF- Positive Health Program
United Council for Human Services
Urban Strategies Inc
Westside Community Services
QFab: Case Manager Portal
If your case manager or social worker doesn’t work with one of our partner organizations please ask them to submit an application to become a partner of Q Foundation. They can do so by submitting an application here: https://theqfoundation.org/qfab-partner-app/
QScreener: Apply Anytime, Anywhere.
If you would like to submit a referral on your own, you can do so by creating an account in QScreener, Q Foundation’s self-serve rental assistance tool. To get started go to: Qscreener Signup.
Tenant’s Rights Information
Should you have issues on the following list, please click on the button below and educate yourself about the rights that you have as a tenant.
- Rent Control
- Condo & TIC Conversions
- Habitability & Repairs
- Harassment by Landlord
- Sales of Buildings
- Security Deposits
- Short-Term Rentals