Focus Forward is a program that provides a time-limited ten-year rental voucher to applicants who want to increase their income by working toward education or career goals. Focus Forward offers guidance, resources, and financial rewards to support participants in reaching their goals.
Yes! If an applicant on the Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) Section 8 interest list volunteers to participate in the Focus Forward Program, they will have a greater likelihood of being selected from the interest list within the first year, until we reach our maximum enrollment of 200 Focus Forward participants.
Increase your earned income
Develop 21st century job skills
Pursue higher education
Monetary incentives for reaching goals
Earn up to $20,000!
Focus Forward participants will receive Section 8 housing assistance for a maximum of ten years. The ten-year voucher provides participants a chance to achieve their individualized economic/career goals.
The Santa Clara County Housing Authority will never charge you to receive a Section 8 voucher.