Q Foundation has successfully completed all enrollment for our current funding. We are not accepting any new applications for rental assistance. In collaboration with our allies, Q Foundation has successfully advocated for the creation $3 million for new rental subisidies through Mayor London Breed and the Board of Supervisors. We secured $1M per year to augment our pilot Transgender rent subsidy program, $1M for more senior or disabled rent subsidies, and $1M for new rent subisdies for people with HIV — the first expansion in over 12 years.
If we are able to win the contract for these funds, the best case is those funds will be availble around October.
Until then, we encourage you to seek assistance from our partners:
AIDS Emergency Fund, or the
Season of Sharing program.
Housing Financial Assistance
- Security Deposit and First Month’s Rent. Available to San Francisco residents who have secured new housing. We can even assist San Francisco residents who are moving out of the county.
- Back Rent to Prevent Eviction. Available to San Francisco residents who are at risk of eviction due to unpaid rent and who have the documented ability to pay rent in the future.
- Short-term shallow rent subsidies for job training participants. We provide rental assistance to participants in approved job training programs who are experiencing housing instability. This provides the foundation needed to focus on near terms opportunities to increase income and afford the rent unassisted.
- Senior or disabled needs-based rent subsidies. Q Foundation assists over 180 San Francisco residents age 60+ or with a disabling condition in need of on-going rental assistance in order to prevent losing their long-term home, or who have been denied permanent affordable housing due to insufficient income and will be able to get approved with the provision of a rent subsidy.
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- 28-Day Emergency Hotel Program. Lutheran Social Services manages the city’s Housing Stabilization Program that allows HIV positive clients to stay 28 days with the goal of transitioning to a more stable housing situation. You need to be referred by specific HIV health providers. To get a list of the referring agencies, please call: Emergency Housing Coordinator (415) 292-6325.
- AIDS Emergency Fund provides an annual grant up to $500 for people with disabling HIV/AIDS that can be used to pay for an emergency hotel room for a few days.
- Jazzie’s Place Q Foundation instigated the creation of Jazzie’s Place, the nation’s first LGBTQ adult shelter. The best way to make a reservation for one of the 24 beds at Jazzie’s Place is through our partners at the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center (MNRC) at 165 Capp Street or to call (415) 869-7977.
Affordable Housing: San Francisco has moved the affordable housing application process online. Go to the DAHLIA website at the Mayor’s Office of Housing by clicking here to create an account and start applying for affordable housing today. In addition to setting up an account on DAHLIA, low-income households with at least one HIV+ member can apply for a waitlist for HIV specific housing units and subsidies at PLUS Housing. Juanita’s List: Like Craigslist, this is a Facebook page established by the renowned drag queen and social activist Juanita More! that allows LGBTQs to network with other LGBTQs who are either looking for housing or offering housing. Click here to join Juanita’s List.
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