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Counseling

harmonyWe offer free tenant rights counseling for San Francisco renters and are one of a few organizations in the city that does so for both private and subsidized housing tenants, including tenants in public housing, low-income housing, and section 8 units. We have stayed committed to helping all tenants fight for their rights since 1979!

IF YOU’VE RECEIVED AN UNLAWFUL DETAINER (COURT PAPERS), YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE EVICTION DEFENSE COLLABORATIVE by calling (415) 659-9184. 

Phone Counseling

Please call our counseling lines (numbers below) and leave a message. Please state your name and number slowly, so we can return your call. A counselor will return your call during counseling hours (dependent on location). The call will be from a blocked number. 

Counseling is available in Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, English and Russian. We do NOT accept counseling questions via email.

Mission Office (serving all tenants)

Monday to Thursday, 1-5pm
415-703-8644

Richmond Office (rent control & private market tenants)

Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 9am-12pm (closed Tuesday)
415-947-9085

In-person Counseling

Alternatively, if you are a HUD tenant, you can visit our Bayview office for in-person drop-in services on Monday and Wednesday, 10am-1pm.

Bayview Office (HUD tenants)

Monday & Wednesday, 10am-1pm
2145 Keith St
San Francisco, CA 94124