Making Homes, Growing Communities

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) offers voucher programs and rental properties that help make rental housing safe and affordable for over 20,000 low-income families and individuals.

How can we help you?

Find answers to your housing questions below.

Already a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Participant?

If you are an existing participant, it’s easy to manage your housing and paperwork online. You can use the Tenant Portal to:

  • View your total rent portion amount
  • Request to add or remove someone from your household
  • Report an income change
  • Request to begin the move out process
  • Request a reasonable accommodation
  • Message your Housing Specialist
Want more information? Visit our Existing Tenants page.

Visit the Tenant Portal

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Looking for Rental Assistance?

If you need help with rent, we make it easy to learn about the Housing Choice (Section 8) Voucher program. You can use the Applicant Portal to:

  • Join SCCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) interest lists
  • Make changes to your application and keep your application updated
Want more information? Visit our New Applicants page.

Visit the Applicant Portal

Sign In
Not sure where to start? Visit our Overview page for Housing Choice Voucher participants like you!

Are you a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Landlord?

If you already rent to our Housing Choice Voucher participants, it’s easy to manage your subsidized units online. You can use the Owner Portal to:

  • Get your 1099 tax forms
  • Enroll in direct deposit
  • Request a rent increase
  • View unit information, inspection results, and holds and abatements
  • Change ownership of existing subsidized unit
  • Change the existing payee
  • See your Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) history
  • Identify the Housing Specialist assigned to you
  • Submit online forms directly to staff
Want more information? Visit our Existing Landlords page.

Visit the Owner Portal

Sign In

Interested in Becoming a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Landlord?

Discover the benefits and understand the process for including Housing Choice Vouchers as rental income.

Join the Program Today

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Not sure where to start? Read our Overview page for landlord partners like you!

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Feb 09, 2024

US Housing and Urban Development Leaders Visit Santa Clara County Affordable Housing Successes

Santa Clara County Housing Authority Shares Innovations in Affordable Housing while hosting Housing Urban Development (HUD) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Monocchio and other HUD officials for a full-day tour and discussion of affordable housing needs in Santa Clara County

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Jan 30, 2024

Santa Clara County Housing Authority kicks off 2024 with acquisition of another property to preserve affordable housing for families in San Jose

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority proudly announces the purchase of Rincón de los Esteros Family Apartments, a 246-unit multi-family property located at 1780 Oakland Rd, San Jose, CA 95131, marking a significant milestone in the organization’s broader strategy to expand its portfolio of affordable housing options and ensure the long-term sustainability of affordable housing for Santa Clara County. The Santa Clara County Housing Authority received the largest funding award through the MORE Program of all 25 projects throughout the state for Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in the City of Palo Alto, totaling $24,595,646. The Housing Authority previously received a grant of $5 million from the State of California’s CalHome program which enables low- and very low-income households to become or remain homeowners.

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Dec 21, 2023

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority receives $24 million to preserve mobile home community in Palo Alto for affordable housing

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority is pleased to announce a significant milestone in its efforts to preserve and improve the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, in Palo Alto, CA. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) issued the first-ever round of awards from a pioneering state program, called the Manufactured Housing Opportunity & Revitalization Program (MORE), which is designed to improve health and safety conditions at mobile homes parks across California. The Santa Clara County Housing Authority received the largest funding award through the MORE Program of all 25 projects throughout the state for Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in the City of Palo Alto, totaling $24,595,646. The Housing Authority previously received a grant of $5 million from the State of California’s CalHome program which enables low- and very low-income households to become or remain homeowners.

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