Welcome to the Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) online Newsroom where you can find information about our agency, press releases, special bulletins, newsletters, news articles and other announcements.
Members of the media may call Executive Director Katherine Harasz at (408) 993-2903.
Housing Authority offers financial incentives to property owners who re-rent an eligible unit to another section 8 tenant.
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SCCHA is welcoming bids to provide housing search/locator services to our Section 8 tenants who are shopping for housing. If your agency is experienced in helping low-income clients obtain housing in the difficult Bay area rental market, SCCHA wants your expertise. To submit a proposal click on the link below.
SCCHA and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley are providing information regarding Section 8 Tenants’ legal rights for those who have been displaced by the February 2017 Coyote Creek Flood. More information in English, Vietnamese and Spanish can be found here.
The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) will offer Strive Scholarships for fall 2017. Strive was created to provide post-secondary educational financial assistance for Section 8 tenants or tenants of rental properties owned or affiliated with SCCHA. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors and college students attending a university, community college or technical school on a full or part-time basis in fall 2017.
The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) has developed its Draft Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018). The MTW Annual Plan describes how the agency uses its special MTW designation to be more cost effective and creative in providing affordable housing in Santa Clara County.
The Draft 2018 MTW Annual Plan with summaries and public notices in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese are available here.
As a result of the holiday closure, Housing Assistance Payments check will not be mailed until January 3, 2017. Checks should be received within a few days of mailing.
Exec. Dir. Katherine Harasz reports on progress of All the Way Home campaign to end veteran homelessness in Santa Clara County.
When searching for your new home, protect yourself from becoming a victim of a Section 8 or affordable housing scam. If you are researching housing on the internet, you must be aware of several possible traps. Learn what to avoid by watching this informative short video on housing scam prevention.
In order to encourage academic excellence and community responsibility among high school students, PHADA has implemented a scholarship program for graduating seniors who are preparing to enter college. The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) would like to nominate two college-bound high school seniors for the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) 2017 scholarship program.