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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.

Our Services


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

Caritas Management

Catholic Charities

Causa Justa: Just Cause

Central City Older Adults

Chinatown Community Development Center (CDC)

Community Awareness Treatment Services

Conard House

Curry Senior Center

DPH – Tom Waddell Clinic

Episcopal Community Services San Francisco

Eviction Defense Collaborative

Family Service Agency/Felton

Glide Foundation

Hamilton Families

HealthRIGHT 360

Housing Rights Committee

Institute on Aging

Homeless Advocacy Project

Larkin Street Youth Services

Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE)

LGBT Asylum Project


Market Heights

Mary Helen Rogers Senior Community

Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development

McCormack Baron

Mercy Housing

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

North Beach Citizens



Positive Resource Center

Project Homeless Connect

Rafiki Coalition

Raphael House

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

Sequoia Living

SF City Clinic / SFDPH


St. Anthony’s

St. Mary’s Medical Center

Tenderloin Housing Clinic

The Salvation Army – Bayview


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:

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
  • Evictions
  • Buyouts
  • Condo & TIC Conversions
  • Habitability & Repairs
  • Harassment by Landlord
  • Sales of Buildings
  • Security Deposits
  • Short-Term Rentals
Know Your Rights
What is Ellis Act?
In San Francisco, most tenants are covered by rent control. This means rents can only be raised by certain amounts per year and the tenant can only be evicted for “just causes.” In addition, some rental units have restrictions on how much the landlord can charge the new tenant due to previous evictions. Tenants who do not have rent control can have their rent increased by any amount at any time with a proper written notice. Rent control is administered by the San Francisco Rent Board. The Rent Board website has extensive information and you can download the San Francisco Rent Ordinance and Rent Board Rules and Regulations.

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