Tenants of a triplex in Vallejo all received either 60 or 90 days eviction notices just before the holidays.
Two of the families said they have been unable to find anywhere else they can afford to rent.
"I really don't have a plan," evicted tenant Anita Span said. "I just put it in God's hands."
Bay Area housing experts said situations like this are becoming all too common as the region deals with an unprecedented housing crisis where tenants have little power.
"We are in the midst of an unparalleled level of housing and affordability," said Matt Regan with the Bay Area Council. "They're at the mercy of people who do the wrong thing in many instances and they have no alternatives."
NBC Bay Area attempted to reach the property owner of the triplex, located on Georgia Street, but their attorney was unavailable for comment.
Meanwhile, tenants have no idea where they and their children will go.
"I don't even know if I will have a roof over my head when Christmas comes," Span said.
The families hope the property owner has a change of heart and at least gives them more time to find new homes.