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.
The July 2016 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) may be delayed due to the Santa Clara County Housing Authority alternate Friday closure on July 1 and the July 4th holiday. The agency is making every effort possible to disburse the payment on Friday, July 1, as per the monthly payment schedule, however we would like to keep Section 8 owners and property managers informed of any potential delay in payment. In the unlikely event that the payment is delayed, payment will be mailed and direc
The Strive application deadline has been extended to June 16, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Completed applications with transcripts can be dropped off at the Santa Clara County Housing Authority, Attn: Dhory Sison, 505 W. Julian St., San Jose, CA 95110. Or, email applications to StriveScholarship@SCCHA.org. When emailing, place “Strive application” in the subject line.
The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is now accepting applications for its Strive scholarship program. Strive was created to provide post-secondary educational financial assistance for Section 8 tenants or tenants of rental properties managed or affiliated with SCCHA.
Destination: Home and the County of Santa Clara today announced the Silicon Valley Triage Tool, a new computer model that uses Santa Clara County case records to forecast the public cost of homeless persons and then connect them with permanent supportive housing
Payment Standards Increased in February
Fair Housing Regulations
SCCHA Partners with the VA for Housing Solutions
2016 Owners’ Information Sessions
The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) has developed its Draft Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan for fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017). 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.
Federal Appropriations’ Impact on SCCHA’s Section 8 Voucher Program, SCCHA Conditionally Awards 517 Project-Based Vouchers to Selected Developers, SCCHA Joins Campaign to End Veteran Homelessness; Increases VASH Voucher Payment Standard to Help Vets Obtain Housing 2016 Voucher Payment Standard Increase Brings More Rent Relief. Harasz Appointed Executive Director.
To reflect the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) recent increases in fair market rents (FMRs), the Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) has raised its voucher payment standards (maximum monthly rent assistance) effective February 1, 2016. The voucher payment standards were last increased on September 1, 2015, to 110 percent of the HUD-issued FMRs. The agency has leeway to determine payment standards within a 90 to 110 percent range of the FMRs.
Silicon Valley is known as the hub of the technology industry, which continues to boom and attract high-income professionals to the region. However, for the Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA), extreme challenges are associated with rising rents for those who do not make enough money to afford them.
A new initiative is being launched in Santa Clara County to end veteran homelessness. Learn how you can join the movement on Wednesday, December 2.