The success of the federal Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program depends on the participation of nonprofit and private property owners. SCCHA works with more than 9,000 property owners in Santa Clara County who rent to about 17,000 participant households. The agency remains grateful to property owners for continuing to rent to SCCHA voucher holders who are facing the challenges of finding housing in the volatile Silicon Valley rental market.
If you are thinking about renting to a Section 8 participant, or are a current owner and would like more information about the voucher program, please read the Section 8 Program Overview and then list your rental unit.
The agency hosts regular information sessions to provide owners with program information, resources, and tools for successfully navigating program processes. Prospective, new, and ongoing owners are welcome!
If you are interested in attending an information session, click here to register.
SCCHA’s Owner Ombudswoman, Housing Programs Compliance Coordinator Susanne Cordova, intercedes for Section 8 property owners when problems arise that are not resolved by the assigned Housing Specialist or Supervisor. As a neutral party, Ombudswoman Cordova will research and ensure that every owner’s concerns are satisfactorily addressed.
As always, property owners and landlords are encouraged to call their assigned Housing Specialist with routine questions and concerns.
To contact Owner Ombudswoman Susanne Cordova, email Susanne.Cordova@scchousingauthority.org or call (408) 993-2949.