Tenant Advocacy Project

Information for Tenants

The Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP) assists low-income tenants in San Francisco to avoid eviction by negotiating with landlords, rent boards, master tenants and property managers.

Issues We Can Help With

  • Rent disputes
  • Rental Assistance (ERAP) advice and help
  • Housing conditions/repairs
  • Income recertifications
  • Subsidy terminations
  • Disability accommodations
  • Other disputes with landlords or property managers

TAP does not assist with eviction lawsuits but does negotiate directly with the opposing party on behalf of our clients to avoid the eviction process. If your landlord has filed an eviction lawsuit against you, please contact the Eviction Defense Collaborative: evictiondefense.org

You may be eligible for our help if:

  • You rent your home in San Francisco
  • Your total household income is below the relevant amount.

How to Become a Client of the Tenant Advocacy Project

If you meet the above qualifications, please email us at tap@sfbar.org, or call (415) 989-1616. Please mention the Tenant Advocacy Project in your message, and make sure to include your name, phone number, best times to reach you, and a brief description of the tenancy-related issue(s) you are dealing with.

We’ll call you for an initial phone intake. Please note that all potential clients must provide proof of income and comply with client rules and responsibilities. If we accept you as a client, we may assist with your case directly or try to find a volunteer attorney to help. We can’t guarantee that a volunteer attorney will be available.