Rent Board Notice Regarding COVID-19
The Rent Board continues to monitor the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus Pandemic). Pursuant to the Declaration of Local Health Emergency Regarding Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Order of the Health Office No. C19-05b (revised) of March 13, 2020, the Rent Board's office is closed to the public. While in-person services are currently unavailable, the Rent Board continues to provide services to the public through online and telephone operations. Adjustments to our services are described on this page and will be updated as we continue to respond to the changing situation.
Phone counseling will continue to be available at (415) 252-4600 during regular hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hearings and Mediations
Due to the Rent Board’s office closure, no in-person hearings or mediations are being conducted or scheduled at this time. However, beginning in May of 2020, the Rent Board is conducting some hearings and mediations through remote video and audio conferencing using Microsoft Teams.
If you are a party to a pending petition and would like your case scheduled for a remote hearing or mediation, please provide the Rent Board (preferably by email at firstname.lastname@example.org) with your email address and the email address of any other participants (attorneys, representatives, witnesses) who wish to appear. Your email should include (a) your name, (b) your address, (c) your phone number, and (d) the Rent Board case number, if known.
Please note that some petitions may not be appropriate for a remote hearing/mediation due to the complexity of the issues, the number of parties involved, or because some participants may face technological obstacles to presenting their case.
The March 17, 2020 and the April 14, 2020 regular commission meetings were canceled. The Rent Board's May 12, 2020, June 16, 2020, July 14, 2020, August 11, 2020, September 15, 2020, October 13, 2020, and November 10, 2020 commission meetings were held remotely and the meeting recordings are posted here. The Special Meeting originally scheduled for November 30, 2020 was cancelled. The Rent Board's next regular commission meeting will be held on December 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. via videoconference. Public comment may be given by telephone. The meeting agendas, together with remote board meeting public participation information, are posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meetings here. The meetings are best viewed using Google Chrome or Firefox.
Please check the website periodically for updates. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.