Apply for Housing

Thank you for your interest in Chinatown CDC's housing. We recognize that there is a shortage of affordable housing opportunities in San Francisco. We make every effort to make the application process as easy as possible whenever we have current vacancies or anticipated vacancies.

The application process differs for each of our buildings. When a wait list opens, where to pick up and how to return an application for that building will be posted on the wait list announcement and on this web site. Applications are also available for download on this web page. Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. Depending on the building, applications may be:

- Picked up at the property site only, and
- Returned in person OR returned by mail only

In fairness to all applicants, we strictly adhere to the published process for each opportunity. The process and eligibility requirements do differ by building so please take note of individual announcements.





Announcement

 

1005 POWELL (Senior Building) - Monthly Rent $295 - $983 for SRO (1-2 Occupants Per Unit)

  • Minimum Monthly Income - Two Times the Monthly Rent.

  • Marketing Flyer - download

  • Application for Housing - Apply on DAHLIA



1005 powell street san francisco

 
 
Applications will be accepted online via the City’s DAHLIA website until July 29, 2024, at 5:00 PM. Applications received by the deadline will be placed in a lottery held on August 12, 2024, at 11:00 AM. Applicants will be placed on the property's waitlist to fill current vacancies.

For more information, contact 1005 Powell leasing at 415-658-7602 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Official lottery results will be posted on DAHLIA.

 
 
 
 




Post-lottery documentation submission via secure upload form below

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CASA ADELANTE - 1296 SHOTWELL - Monthly Rent $311 - $1,228 for Studio & $333 - $1,382 for One-Bedroom. Rent Tier Eligibility Determined by Income Level.

  • Minimum Monthly Income - Two Times the Monthly Rent Depending on Unit Size and Type.

  • Marketing Flyer - download

  • Application for Housing - Apply on DAHLIA



casa Adelante 1296 Shotwell street san francisco

 
 
Applications will be accepted online via the City’s DAHLIA website until June 12, 2024, at 5:00 PM. Applications received by the deadline will be placed in a lottery held on June 28, 2024. 500 applicants will be placed on the property’s waitlist to fill current vacancies

For more information, contact Casa Adelante - 1296 Shotwell leasing at (415) 658-7378 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Official lottery results will be posted on DAHLIA.

 
 
 

 

ST. CLAIRE RESIDENCE – 585 GEARY STREET - Monthly Rent $686
SRO Units / 1 Occupant Per Unit

  • Minimum Income Requirement - Two Times the Monthly Rent. SRO – $1,372 per month

  • UTILITIES: OWNER PAYS, HEATING, WATER, TRASH, SEWER. Tenants responsible for Electric, Cable, Phone, Internet, Renter’s Insurance

  • Marketing Flyer - download

  • Application for Housing - download



st claire residence 585 geary street san francisco

 
 
Accessing the Application for Housing:

1. Online

2. In Person:
at Property Management Office
777 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Monday to Friday, from 9AM and 5PM
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (415) 981-1378


 
 
 
 


Submit Your Completed Application to one of the three options below:

 
First Option - In Person
(at Property Management Office)

777 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Monday to Friday, from 9AM and 5PM


 
Second Option - By Mail:

ATTN: St. Claire Residence - FCFS
777 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133


 
 
 




Third Option - By Upload: Use Secure Upload Form Below

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OR

Send a request to submit an electronic application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference “St. Claire Residence - FCFS.” Management will reply To your request within 24 hours or 1 business day with a Link to a secure site for uploading a completed application.

 

CONSORCIA APARTMENTS - 1204 MASON STREET - Monthly Rent $1,376 for Studio & $1,550 for One-Bedroom

  • Minimum Monthly Income - Two Times the Monthly Rent. Studio - $2,752 per month. One-Bedroom - $3,100 per month.

  • Marketing Flyer - download

  • Lottery Info - Visit DAHLIA



consorcia apartments 1204 mason san francisco

 
 
Applications will be accepted online via the City’s DAHLIA website until June 20, 2023, at 5:00 PM. No paper applications at this time. Applications received by the deadline will be placed in a lottery held on July 6, 2023, at 11:00 AM. All lottery applicants will be placed on the property's waitlist to fill current vacancies. 

For more information contact Consorcia Apartments leasing at (415) 821-8913 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 
 
 

 

WILLIAM PENN HOTEL – 160 EDDY ST - Monthly Rent $525‐$625
SRO Units / 1 Occupant Per Unit

  • Minimum Income Requirement - Two Times the Monthly Rent. SRO without bath ‐ $1050 per month. SRO with bath ‐ $1250 per month.

  • UTILITIES: OWNER PAYS, HEATING, COOKING, ELECTRIC, WATER, TRASH, SEWER. Tenants responsible for Cable, Phone, Internet, Renter’s Insurance

  • Marketing Flyer - download

  • Application for Housing - download



william penn hotel 160 eddy street san francisco

 
 
Accessing the Application for Housing:

1. Online

2. In Person:
(at Property Management Office)
William Penn Hotel
160 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday to Friday, from 9AM and 5PM
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (415) 775‐6211


 
 
 
 


Submit Your Completed Application to one of the three options below:

 
First Option - In Person at William Penn Hotel:

160 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday to Friday, from 9AM and 5PM


 
Second Option - By Mail:

ATTN: William Penn FCFS
160 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102


 
 
 




Third Option - By Upload: Use Secure Upload Form Below

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OR

Send a request to submit an electronic application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference “William Penn FCFS.” Management will reply To your request within 24 hours or 1 business day with a Link to a secure site for uploading a completed application.

 

CLAYTON HOTEL – 657 CLAY STREET - Monthly Rent $546
SRO Units / 1 Occupant Per Unit

  • Minimum Income Requirement - Two Times the Monthly Rent. SRO – Monthly Rent $546 x 2 = $1,092 per month

  • UTILITIES: OWNER PAYS, HEATING, COOKING, ELECTRIC, WATER, TRASH, SEWER. Tenants responsible for Cable, Phone, Internet, Renter’s Insurance

  • Marketing Flyer - download

  • Application for Housing - download



clayton hotel 657 clay street san francisco

 
 
Accessing the Application for Housing:

1. Online

2. In Person:
Clayton Hotel
657 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Monday to Friday, from 9AM and 5PM
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (415) 981-1378


 
 
 
 


Submit Your Completed Application to one of the three options below:

 
First Option - In Person at Clayton Hotel:

657 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Monday to Friday, from 9AM and 5PM


 
Second Option - By Mail:

ATTN: Clayton Hotel
657 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111


 
 
 




Third Option - By Upload: Use Secure Upload Form Below

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OR

Send a request to submit an electronic application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference “657 Clay Street.” Management will reply To your request within 24 hours or 1 business day with a Link to a secure site for uploading a completed application.

 

534 Broadway - Monthly Rent $575-$675
1 Person Per Room / Single Room Occupancy

  • Applicants Added to Waitlist In Order Received

  • Maximum Income - $55,950.00

  • Minimum Income - $1,150 - $1,350

  • Marketing Flyer - download

  • Application for Housing - download



Typical Room with Sink ($675/mo)
swiss american hotel 534 broadway san francisco


Typical Room without Sink ($575/mo)
swiss american hotel 534 broadway san franciscoPictures are not a representation of every unit


 
Accessing the Application for Housing:

1. Online

2. In Person:
Swiss American Hotel
534 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Monday to Friday, from 9AM and 5PM


 
Property Image
swiss american hotel 534 broadway san francisco
 
 


Submit Your Completed Application to one of the three options below:

 
First Option - In Person:

Swiss American Hotel
534 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Monday to Friday, from 9AM and 5PM


 
Second Option - By Mail:

Swiss American Hotel
534 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
 
 




Third Option - By Upload: Use Secure Upload Form Below

Secure Upload:






OR

Send a request to submit an electronic application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Management will reply To your request within 24 hours or 1 business day with a Link to a secure site for uploading a completed application.

 

MACEO MAY APARTMENTS – 55 CRAVATH STREET, TREASURE ISLAND - Monthly Rent $1,405‐$1,716
Two-Bedroom Units / 2-5 Occupants Per Unit

  • Must be a Veteran Household

  • Minimum Income Requirement - Two Times the Monthly Rent.

  • Application for Housing and Flyer - download



maceo may apartments 55 cravath street san francisco

 
 
Submit Your Completed Application:

Online - Apply

Applications will be accepted online until December 8, 2022, at 5:00 PM. Must be a Veteran Household. San Francisco Housing Preferences do not apply. Lottery will be held online.

For more information contact Swords to Plowshares at (415) 834-0341 ext. 412 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 
 



Current Open Wait Lists

Please visit housing.sfgov.org website to check on open wait lists.

 
 
 





In Development

Please click here for projects in development.



Closed Wait Lists

The following properties are not accepting applications at this time:

9th avenue terrace san francisco
Address:
289-291 9th Avenue, San Francisco
800-810 Clement Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-7119

 

Single rooms with community kitchens and baths. This building is accessible. Limit one resident per room.

462 green street san francisco
Address:
462 Green Street, San Francisco


 

Two-Bedroom units and 1 Studio Unit. Private bathroom and kitchen in each unit. Laundry Room on-site. Muni Access. Located near public transit, parks and restaurants

665 clay street san francisco
Address:
665 Clay Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-1378

 

Single rooms with community kitchens and baths. Some studio to two-bedroom units. This building is not accessible. Single room units are limited to one resident per room.

five 88 mission bay blvd north san francisco
Address:
588 Mission Bay Blvd North, San Francisco

Phone:
628-400-5887


Amenities include community room, resident lounge, 252 bike parking spaces, and picnic area. Waitlist closed on Friday, August 13th at 5pm.

900 jackson san francisco
Address:
900 Jackson Street, San Francisco

 

Studio and One-Bedroom units. Muni Access. Located near the public library, grocery store, and parks.

937 clay street san francisco
Address:
937 Clay Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-872-9620

 

SRO Units. Communal kitchen. Shared bathrooms. Muni Access. Located near public transit, library, grocery stores, and hospital.

1370 california san francisco
Address:
1370 California Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-673-3663

 

Studio and one-bedroom units. Few two to three-bedroom units. Support Service Program available on site. This building has limited accessibility.

bayside elderly housing 777 broadway san francisco
Address:
777 Broadway, San Francisco

Phone:
415-981-7119

 

Studio units for seniors. Rents are 30% of income. This building is accessible.

broadway family apartments 810 battery street san francisco
Address:
810 Battery Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-677-9372

 

Studio, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units for families. Pre-school program available on site. The building is accessible.

broadway sansome apartments 255 broadway san francisco
Address:
255 Broadway Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-788-8005

 

One-bedrooms, two-bedrooms units. Income and occupancy restrictions apply. Application lottery was conducted on January 20, 2015. Please click here for lottery results.

golden gate apartments 1820 post street san francisco
Address:
1820 Post Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-921-3469

 

Studios, one to four-bedroom units. Rents are 30% of income. Support Service Program available on site. After-school program available for youth K-8 grades.

international hotel senior housing 848 kearny street san francisco
Address:
848 Kearny Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-773-2200

 

Studios and 1-bedrooms for seniors and veterans. Rents are 30% of income. Support Service Program available on site. This building is accessible.

The lottery event was conducted on October 1, 2018. Please click here for lottery results of Former Residents Preference. Please click here for lottery results of Veterans Preference. Please click here for lottery results of Overcrowded Preference. Please click here for lottery results of Non-Preference. Please use Ctrl F to search for your ticket number.

larkin pine senior housing 1303 larkin street san francisco
Address:
1303 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-776-1338

 

Single rooms with shared baths. Some one-bedrooms with private baths. All units utilize community kitchens and are for seniors. Support Service Program available on site. This building is accessible.

mary helen rogers senior community 701 golden gate avenue san francisco
Address:
701 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

Phone:
415-929-5258

 

Studio and 1-bedroom units for seniors. This building is accessible.

namiki apartments 1776 sutter street san francisco
Address:
1776 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-922-1788

 

One-bedroom units for seniors. This building is accessible.

Application lottery was conducted on May 13, 2016. Please click here for lottery results.

notre dame apartments 1590 broadway san francisco
Address:
1590 Broadway, San Francisco

Phone:
415-673-2011

 

Studio and 1-bedroom units for seniors. Rents are 30% of income. Support Service Program available on site. This building is accessible.

parkview terraces 871 turk street san francisco
Address:
871 Turk Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-346-7934

 

Studio units for seniors. This building is accessible.

The Parkview Terraces Studio Waitlist closed on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm. For more information click here.

tenderloin family housing 201 turk street san francisco
Address:
201 Turk Street, San Francisco

Phone:
415-921-8695

 

Studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, three-bedrooms units. Income and occupancy restrictions apply. Resident Services activities scheduled regularly and open to all tenants. This building is accessible.

The Tenderloin Family Housing waitlist closed on Tuesday, September 14th at 5pm.

tower hotel 1527 grant avenue san francisco
Address:
1527 Grant Avenue, San Francisco

Phone:
415-397-5020

 

Single rooms with community kitchens and baths. This building is not accessible. Limit to one resident per room.
 
 
 
 

SF Housing Authority Section 8 Program Contact

To find out more about SF Housing Authority Section 8 program please contact:
San Francisco Housing Authority
Section 8 Housing Department
1815 Egbert Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

Phone: 415.715.3280
Fax: 415.715.3287



Housing Applications FAQs

Q: What happens to my application after I turn it in?
Your application is date and time stamped by Property Management. Management also reviews your application to make sure that all of the required information is complete. Your application is then added to the waiting list for that property. The order is determined by the specific property’s requirements. If you are eligible for an available unit and are at the top of the wait list, you will be contacted by Property Management for an interview. If you are not eligible you will receive a letter stating the reasons for your ineligibility, which you may appeal. All applicants must meet income limit guidelines and family composition regulations to become residents of our buildings.

Q: Can I pick up an application for your buildings at your Main Office?
Our main office does not give out applications unless a current wait list opening announcement lists the main office as the location to pick up or drop off a completed application. Please read the announcements for application pick up location and instructions. If you want to apply for more than one building, you must fill out an application for each site separately.

Q: How long are the waiting lists?
Generally we receive a lot of applications for our properties. The time to reach the top of the waiting list varies depending on the building. Since Chinatown CDC provides quality affordable housing our residents tend to stay with us for many years. Turnover in our buildings is very low. Wait lists can take a month to a few years. Applicants need to be patient.

Q: How do I update my contact information on an application I already submitted?
If you change your address or phone number, it is your responsibility to inform the building manager(s) immediately in writing or by calling the office listed on the application and we will update the information in our records.

Q: Will I be removed from the waiting list if I refuse a unit?
If you are offered a unit in a building you have applied for and choose to refuse that unit you may maintain your position on the building waitlist, drop to the bottom of the list or be removed from the waitlist. The process will vary depending on the building and will be written and provided to you by property management. We encourage you to feel free to ask questions of property management when you are ready to make a decision.

Q: How can I check my application status?
You can check your application status at the building(s) for which you applied by using the address and phone number provided in the correspondence.