Q Foundation

The Q Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been providing housing assistance to people in San Francisco. We have provided financial aid ranging from back rent assistance to move-in security deposit, and first month’s rent grants. Now we are preparing to do even more to help our community and need your support.

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Who We Are

The Q Foundation was founded in 2004 as the AIDS Housing Alliance in San Francisco.

The foundation started with just $100, office space from the Housing Rights Committee, and a dream of a world where all people have a safe, decent, and affordable home. Since those tough beginnings, the foundation has worked to help thousands of people find housing and stay housed. President Barack Obama and Gavin Newsom have recognized our efforts, as well as a number of publications including the New York Times.

In 2019, the AHA/SF rebranded itself as The Q Foundation. The new name reflects the organization’s commitment to providing housing and support to all people who are marginalized and vulnerable, regardless of their HIV status. The Q Foundation continues to be a leading provider of housing and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco.

    Our Next Chapter

    We are developing a platform to speed the housing search, locate financial aid, automate rental payments, and inform renters of the ever-changing rental landscape. By providing a digital solution, we can expand our reach and enable even more deserving people to find their way home. This app will help us deliver on our promise to the community, and we need your help to launch this endeavor.

    How You Can Help:

    • Donate: You can donate money to help us provide financial assistance to LGBTQ and HIV+ people in San Francisco.
    • Spread the word: You can spread the word about The Q Foundation to your friends, family, and community.
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    Two Decades of Assistance

    Housing affordability movement

    Q Foundation has been on the forefront of the LGBTQ housing affordability movement for two decades. Our efforts led to the creation of Jazzie’s Place, America’s First LGBTQ Shelter, Marty’s Place, San Francisco’s First Low Income Housing for the HIV/AIDS Community, and Compton’s Cultural District, The First Legally Recognized TLGB District in America.

    Helping Our Community

    Q Foundation provides flexible rental assistance, housing navigation services, tenant rights counseling, landlord mediation, job training, and public policy engagement to expand housing opportunities for all. We are able to assist 900+ households annually. And with your help, we can do much more!