Join the interest lists
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
How to Register Video
Go online with your computer or mobile phone to sign up. Takes about 3 minutes. SEE HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE
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.
If rental assistance is available, applicants will be chosen randomly and added to the waiting list. Not everyone is guaranteed housing.
If selected for the waiting list, SCCHA will contact you to determine your eligibility for Section 8.
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:
Income Limits effective as of April 1, 2020.
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
Go to: www.myscchahousing.org/applicantportal
Create a secure user ID and password for the online Applicant Portal. This is the email address we will use to send updates.
Enter the date of birth and Social Security Number for the head of household. This person will be responsible for the voucher.
Provide names and birth dates for everyone who will live with you in the household.
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.