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Covid-19: Resources for Navigating the Outbreak

Reminder: Informational Notice of COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act Extension and New Rental Assistance Program (Form CA-405) Must Be Provided By 2/28/21

The Informational Notice should be sent to any renter who has missed a rent payment since 3/1/20. The form MUST be provided by Feburary 28, 2021 (this Sunday). Read the instructions prior to sending the notice here. This form is also available on the SFAA website.
Visit CAA's SB 91 and COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act Homepage Here

Rental Assistance Programs On the Way-Applications will be Accepted in Mid-March, 2021
Under Senate Bill 91 (SB-91), the State of California will provide up to $2.6 billion in emergency rental assistance to California households and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible households and landlords may receive assistance with arrears and/or prospective rent and utility bills. San Francisco's allotment of this funding is approximately $26 Million.
Additional details regarding eligibility are forthcoming. In the interim, federal guidelines state that eligible tenant households must have:
  • income at or below 80% of AMI,
  • experienced a decrease in income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and
  • demonstrated risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
Applications will be accepted in mid-March, 2021. Please stay tuned for more details.
In the meantime, it's a good idea to get prepared and go through your files and build a spreadsheet with all apartments who have missed rent payments since March of 2020. The rental assistance application will likely require you to provide the apartment address, the tenant's name, the tenant's estimated income, the amount of monthly rent, the amount of total rent, the number of months of rent missed and other pertinent information.

SB 91 replaces California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020, or AB 3088, which expires this Sunday.

Under AB 3088, COVID-19 affected tenants were given until Jan. 31, to pay 25% of back rent accrued since Sept. 1, 2020, or be subject to eviction. SB 91 extends that deadline to June 30.

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SFAA Virtual Monthly Member Meeting

February 24th, 2021

Virtual Showings and Digital Leasing

Of all roles in multifamily operations, few have changed more radically during the past year than that of leasing a vacant unit. Our industry response to the Covid-19 crisis brought virtual leasing to the forefront of marketing a rental unit. Our February meeting highlights the use of technology for promoting rental properties and how a unit's interior finishes, features and building amenities can bring your virtual leasing a step above the rest. Our industry panel will discuss the current market outlook and when to expect it may start looking up.

Industry Panel:

Paul Gaetani, Gaetani Real Estate Salman Shariat, Sutro Property Management, Inc. Stephani Yurkanin, The Fillmore Center Eric Baird, ReLISTO Jolene Loughrey, Modera Rincon Hill

The meeting will kick off as always with SFAA’s free Legal Panel. This month we are joined by:

Legal Q & A Panel Guests
Moderator: Dave Wasserman, Rent Board Commissioner
Kevin Greenquist, Esq. of Counsel to Zanghi Torres Arshawsky LLP
Justin Goodman, Zacks, Freedman & Patterson, PC
David Semel, Fried & Williams, LLP

Thank you to Yardi Breeze & AEC Alarms for sponsoring our meeting.

San Francisco Ordered to Shelter In Place-SFAA Office
to Work Remotely Until Further Notice.

The SFAA office will be working remotely in accordance
with the City and County of San Francisco's order to shelter.

If you need advice or counseling, please email your question to a staff member will respond within
24-48 hours, as we will not be answering calls.

If you need access to SFAA or CAA forms, please log in to or

SFAA Staff Directory: 415-255-2288

Executive Director: Janan New- or x.112
Deputy Director: Vanessa Khaleel- or x.116
Government and Community Affairs: Charley Goss- or x.114
Membership Services: Maria Shea- or x.110
Database and Website Manager: Stephanie Alonzo- or x.113
Accountant: Crystal Wang- or x. 111
Marketing Manager: Lara Bogardus Kisich- or x.117
Magazine: Vanessa Khaleel-
Magazine: Pam McElroy-