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The SFAA partners with many City, State and private agencies to give you access to the information for legal, maintenace, or building code questions. Below are links to resources that are most often requested. In our links section you find additional contacts to agencies, programs and publications of interest to the housing community.

  • Associate Members of SFAA
  • Department of Building Inspection
    Ensuring that life and property within the City and County are safeguarded, and to provide a public forum for community involvement in that process.

    Address: 1660 Mission Street 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
    Information: (415) 558-6088
    Fax: (415) 558-6249
    Office hours: 8 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday

  • California Tenants: A guide to rights and responsibilities (PDF)
    The California Tenants guide is intended as a practical resource for both tenants and landlords. It contains information about rental applications, discrimination, security deposits, repair responsibilities, rent increases, termination of leases, and eviction notices. Be sure to use the inventory checklist before moving in, and again when moving out.
  • California Courts Self-Help
    Information on free and low cost legal help, Small Claims, landlord/tenant issues, and more
  • SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association)
    San Francisco's preeminent public-policy think tank. Through research, analysis, public education, and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government.
  • San Francisco Rent Board
    Address: 25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 320, San Francisco, CA 94102-6033
    Information: (415) 252-4600
    Fax: (415) 252-4699
    Office Hours: 8 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday
  • San Francisco Housing Authority
    Address: 440 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
    Telephone: (415) 554.1200
  • Craig's List Housing Forum
    Discuss housing issues with other San Francisco residents