San Francisco Tenants Union

  • Address: 
    558 Capp Street, San Francisco California 94110
  • Phone: 
    +1 (415) 282-6622
  • Hours of Operation: 
    varies; see website or call

For both members and non-members, the SFTU operates a drop in counseling clinic at 558 Capp Street (in the Mission District - cross street is 21st Street; Capp runs parallel to Mission St and is one block east of Mission). Counseling hours can vary each week, and are available by calling 282-6622, or by clicking here. 

Counseling is free for SFTU members. Non-members are asked to donate ($20 for people of moderate incomes or above, $10 for people with low incomes) per visit (no one is turned away for lack of funds, however).

Telephone counseling is provided only to SFTU members. Non-members must come to the drop in clinic.

Our counselors are trained and experienced on virtually any aspect of landlord-tenant law.  Some of the more common problems we help with are:

Rent Increases
Eviction Attempts
Repairs and Maintenance
Landlord Harassment
Invasion of Privacy
Security Deposits
Questions about your lease, roommates, subletting, pets, parking spaces, etc.
Rent Board Petitions
Tenancies-in-Common,Owner-Move-Ins, condo conversions
Questions about moving in, bad credit, etc.
Help in organizing tenants in your building

Counselors are trained to answer virtually any question regarding your rights as a tenant or sub-tenant. Please bring in all your paperwork (notices, letters, rental agreement, etc.)