San Jose City Housing Authority

505 West Julian Street
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95110

San Jose City Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in San Jose, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

San Jose City Housing Authority serves Santa Clara County.

The following agencies operate on behalf of San Jose City Housing Authority:

Agency Serves
Santa Clara County Housing Authority Santa Clara County

About San Jose City Housing Authority

More information about San Jose City Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.scchousingauthority.org/.

Representatives of San Jose City Housing Authority may be available by phone at (408) 275-8770. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/12/2019, it is not known if San Jose City Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the San Jose City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, San Jose City Housing Authority manages 5,883 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Homeownership Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out
Vouchers 1 146 5,674 35
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,105 $1,724 $1,698 $1,230
Monthly Cost $1,105 $251,669 $9,633,798 $43,045

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for San Jose City Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 1% having issued approximately 5,767 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 15 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $18,313 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 83% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 30% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 46% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

31% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the San Jose City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by San Jose City Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $544 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,582. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $76.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.