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Santa Clara County Housing Authority

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

Santa Clara County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work programs.

Santa Clara County Housing Authority serves Santa Clara County on behalf of San Jose City Housing Authority.
Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Santa Clara County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed
Moderate Rehabilitation Closed

Other Santa Clara County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Santa Clara County Housing Authority Website: https://www.scchousingauthority.org/.

Santa Clara County Housing Authority Phone: (408) 275-8770.

Closed: Santa Clara County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2006. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the SCCHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/12/2019.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2006. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the SCCHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/12/2019.

Closed: Moderate Rehabilitation Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) Moderate Rehabilitation waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2006. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the SCCHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/12/2019.

About Santa Clara County Housing Authority

More information about Santa Clara County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.scchousingauthority.org/.

Representatives of Santa Clara County 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 08/13/2020, it is not known if Santa Clara County 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 Santa Clara County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Santa Clara County Housing Authority manages 10,386 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4 93 526 8,606 67 963 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,108 $2,094 $1,781 $1,805 $1,339 $1,580 $1,733
Monthly Cost $4,431 $194,720 $936,846 $15,530,906 $89,705 $1,521,876 $15,595

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Santa Clara County 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 5% having issued approximately 1,937 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 13 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 119 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $17,662 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 83% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 62% 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, 28% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 48% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 9% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

28% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 65% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Santa Clara County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Santa Clara County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $517 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,536. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $67.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Santa Clara County Housing Authority

Lucretia Julian Streets

2002 Halford Ave
Santa Clara, California

Low Income Housing Managed by Santa Clara County Housing Authority

Alexander Station Apartments

200 E 10th St
Gilroy, California
$1,195-2,229
1-4 BR
Accessible
Family & Senior

Harvest Park Apartments

31 Cohansey Avenue
Gilroy, California
$1,185-1,976
1-3 BR