THE ONLINE INTEREST LISTS PROCESS

To improve your access to housing opportunities, our new online interest lists are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Joining our interest lists tells us you would like to receive rental assistance in Santa Clara County through the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority will never charge you to receive a Section 8 voucher.

Register for the Interest Lists Flyer
Focus Forward Program Flyer
What is a Disability? Flyer

Applicant Portal Information Webinar and Demonstration Webinar

  • step 1
    Sign Up

    Go online with your computer or mobile phone to sign up. Takes about 3 minutes. SEE HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE

  • step 2
    Stay Updated

    Log in and update your information as needed. Logging in at least once a year tells us you are still interested in Section 8 housing.

  • step 3
    Get Selected

    If rental assistance is available, applicants will be chosen randomly and added to the waiting list. Not everyone is guaranteed housing.

  • step 4
    We’ll Contact You

    If selected for the waiting list, SCCHA will contact you to determine your eligibility for Section 8.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

You do not have to be a resident of Santa Clara County to apply, although preference will be given to those who have lived or worked in the county within the last five years.

  • Applicant must be 18 .

  • Applicant or one family member must be legally documented in the U.S.

  • Anyone can be considered part of your household. You do not have to be related.

  • You must meet the income eligibility requirements. Please see the table below.


In order for a family to be eligible for federal housing assistance in Santa Clara County, the total household income must not exceed these established yearly income limits as listed in the table below:

HOUSEHOLD SIZE ANNUAL INCOME LIMIT
1 Person $55,300
2 Persons $63,200
3 Persons $71,100
4 Persons $78,950
5 Persons $85,300
6 Persons $91,600
7 Persons $97,900
8 Persons $104,250

Income Limits effective as of April 1, 2020.

BENEFITS OF JOINING THE ONLINE INTEREST LISTS

  • No office visits required — join online with a computer or mobile device

  • Choose to live anywhere in Santa Clara County or at specific rental properties

  • Receive email or text message updates on your status

  • Random selection when vouchers become available gives a fair chance to all

HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE

Go to: www.myscchahousing.org/applicantportal

  • step 1

    Create a secure user ID and password for the online Applicant Portal. This is the email address we will use to send updates.

  • step 2

    Enter the date of birth and Social Security Number for the head of household. This person will be responsible for the voucher.

  • step 3

    Provide names and birth dates for everyone who will live with you in the household.

HOW TO REMAIN ACTIVE ON THE LISTS

To stay active, you need to log into the Applicant Portal at least once a year. You can reactivate or edit your information any time.

Join the interest lists

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