Crisis Housing Resources

Are you currently unhoused, or at risk for losing your housing? Visit the PATHS page to learn about SF State’s housing security programs.

The Zen Den is your one stop shop to catch some Zzzs while on campus. Each Zen Den provides space conducive to rest and is equipped with sleep stations, dim lighting, blankets, pillows and sleep kits.  

The Mashouf Wellness Center (MWC) is committed to providing shower access over the summer for students who rely on the facility to attend to personal hygiene. Visit Shower Access at SF State for more information.

Call 211 United Way Bay Area

Visit their website for information on community resources including emergency housing and housing assistance in the Bay Area.

Emergency Shelter

Episcopal Community Services-Problem Solving Services

Episcopal Community Services helps explore your resources to identify potential housing arrangements. 


  • Housing assessments for city funded housing
  • Family reunification
  • Mediation
  • Move-in assistance


  • Must be homeless for at least one night in the last 7.  This includes: couch surfing, sleeping in a car, transitional housing, homeless shelter or in an unsafe housing situation.
  • ECS can offer assistance to help get into housing in SF or other communities

Limitations: ECS does not provide case management, help looking for housing, or referrals to housing

Phone: (415) 487-3300 x 7000


  • 123 10th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • 2111 Jennings Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

Check out renting resources!

Airbnb offers short term or longer term rentals available in most areas.

Hostel World offers short term room and bed rentals in most areas.

Both sites can be helpful for those needing temporary housing or are in transition.  

Gator Crisis Housing