Santa Clara County Housing Authority

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority is to provide and inspire affordable housing solutions to enable low-income people and families in Santa Clara County to achieve financial stability and self-reliance.


SCCHA is among the original 39 agencies out of approximately 3,200 PHAs to be granted Moving to Work status, a special designation from HUD that allows our agency to make strategic program and policy changes to better address Silicon Valley’s critical shortage of affordable housing. We seek to expand beyond operational efficiency to assist as many families as possible and pioneer housing strategies that can be replicated at PHAs nationwide.


Our Culture

SCCHA is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity where individuals of diverse backgrounds, demographics, interpersonal styles, abilities, and motivations are and feel valued for their unique perspective and talent. Why is this important? Because the more perspectives we include, the better we respond to and serve our diverse community.


Employees at SCCHA work fulfilling, rewarding jobs that impact the lives of others. Together, we serve as a vital safety net that allows thousands of individuals and families to work toward self-sufficiency. SCCHA helps to build strong vibrant communities by innovating, increasing, and preserving affordable housing opportunities throughout the county.


We cannot achieve our mission without our staff’s care and professional contributions. And we are committed to caring for our staff, because we know that if we take care of our staff, they will take care of the people we serve.


We aspire for all employees to be treated respectfully and to be valued for their unique talents and contributions. We value people with varied perspectives and lived experiences. We value people period.


Join a workplace where you will be motivated and empowered to make a positive difference and bring opportunities to those in our community who need help the most. You won’t just do any administrative or professional role. You’ll be part of a solution that transforms people and communities throughout Santa Clara County.


Benefits SCCHA Employees Love

We want to keep you happy. We offer a rich benefit package that includes the following benefits and many more: 

  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage
  • Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • CalPers Retirement+
  • Life Insurance 
  • Downtown Parking, and more!


Addressing the Local Housing Crisis

Santa Clara County is in a striking housing crisis, experiencing some of the highest housing costs in the nation. As a part of the solution to this challenge, SCCHA builds communities by developing quality housing offered at affordable rents. These development activities include site acquisition, community outreach, site and building planning and design, and construction.

SCCHA is a Good Neighbor and Community Member

In addition to providing housing to those most in need in our community, SCCHA is an active part of our community and strives to be a good neighbor.  This begins when we first approach a new development site, seeking feedback from neighbors, community leaders and other stakeholders. Our commitment to healthy community relations continues with an open line of communication throughout construction and operations.

We’re in this for the long haul. SCCHA has been serving the Santa Clara County community for over half a century. We are dedicated to continuing this critical work of helping families and communities build stability.

Rooted in Local Partnerships

Like many endeavors this size, it takes a village to bring our affordable housing communities to fruition.  We partner with the County in addition to our local cities, including the City of San Jose.  Our real estate activities support several strategies and initiatives in the County’s Community Plan to End Homelessness, including prioritizing the development of housing for extremely low-income individuals and expanding permanent supportive housing.

In addition to public agencies, we partner with construction firms, architects and engineers, environmental engineers, appraisers, market analysts, and a variety of other partners to help develop our communities.

3 job(s) at Santa Clara County Housing Authority

Santa Clara County Housing Authority San Jose, CA, United States
Sep 19, 2023
An exciting opportunity is now open. Housing Programs Manager Opening Date: September 18, 2023 Closing Date : Open until filled $126,045.73 - $168,913.33 DOQ First screening of applications: October 9, 2023 Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately for consideration. Applications and supplemental questions will be reviewed on a continuous basis for completion, relevant education, experience, training and other job-related qualifications. Those who best meet the qualifications and requirements for the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. Oral board interviews will be conducted in mid-October via Zoom. The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is the county’s largest provider of affordable housing, helping make rental housing safe and affordable for approximately 20,000 low-income households. How You Will Make an Impact: The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is seeking an experienced manager to administer, manage and monitor housing programs and oversee customer service to the general public, participants, landlords and applicants that values team success. The incumbent will develop and implement strategic plans and overall business objectives for the assigned programs and manage the effective use of programs and project resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service. What Our Team Is Looking For: Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience likely to provide the required core competencies may be considered. A typical combination that is qualifying may include: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in social or behavioral sciences, business, public administration, or related field; and Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the administration of housing programs or other social service programs in a government or non-profit agency; and Three (3) of which were in a supervisory capacity. Our Ideal Candidate: The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of professionals and will possess the following skills: Leader – uses their role as an opportunity to develop and strengthen staff – encouraging them to bring together their skills to collaborate. Collaborate Thinker – with a big-picture mindset, adept at energizing and motivating others. Exceptional Communicator - expresses ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Values the diversity and differences brought by others, build, and maintain interpersonal relationships. Customer Service Oriented- both internally with staff and departments and externally with customers and clients. Displays positive behaviors and willingness to respond to customers’ and clients’ needs and expectations. For a detailed description of the position's essential functions, please click HERE
Santa Clara County Housing Authority 505 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA, USA
Aug 29, 2023
Full Time
Our ideal candidate  will bring with them experience in housing programs, customer service, leadership, integrity, and a passion for helping solve the housing and homelessness crisis within the community. The primary purpose of this position is to plan, lead, manage, and oversee the activities and operations within the areas of the Housing Choice Voucher Program, special voucher and housing programs. This includes providing highly responsible and complex management support to the Deputy Executive Director in executing the long-term vision for the Agency. The incumbent will provide leadership to enable division heads within the department to maximize available resources, ensure quality services to stakeholders, and clients, coordinate assigned activities with government officials, outside agencies, and the public as well as foster cooperative working relationships among Agency departments and with intergovernmental agencies and various public and private groups effectively and efficiently. If you are looking to help solve one of the most significant problems in the Bay Area and want to be a part of a highly collaborative, supportive, and innovative team, we encourage you to apply!
Santa Clara County Housing Authority San Jose, CA, United States
Aug 29, 2023
Join Us in Building Impactful Affordable Housing The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is seeking a Real Estate Development Manager to join the county's largest provider of affordable housing, helping make rental housing safe and affordable for approximately 20,000 low-income households. Our real estate portfolio is experiencing unprecedented growth: In addition to the 2,900+ units we own, we have nearly 1,000 units in our development pipeline that we need your help developing. If you are looking to have a real impact in addressing our affordable housing crisis, make a positive difference, and bring housing opportunities to those who need it the most, we are looking for you! To view job flyer click here . Some of our exciting pipeline developments: Autumn & Montgomery: Located in San Jose’s Diridon Station Area and the northern part of Google’s Downtown West mixed-use village, this project has the opportunity to grow from a hundred units on less than an acre to a large multi-use, mixed-income project with potentially thousands of new apartments and ground-floor retail leading up to the SAP Center. East Santa Clara St, San Jose: This urban village project will transform more than a city block along the eastern stretch of Downtown San Jose’s main avenue. The project will provide much-needed housing, be the future home of the Housing Authority offices, and activate the street for residents and neighbors alike. Bellarmino and Alvarado: Two-phased, intergenerational affordable housing community stretching across a city block that will provide 214 affordable homes for seniors and families in Midtown San Jose. The project includes a public paseo connecting the buildings and the neighborhood. Not Your Typical Housing Authority We are not your average government agency. We go after the complex but exciting projects, we welcome new ideas, we challenge ourselves to innovate, we support highly motivated individuals who want to be creative, and we appreciate that all our differences make us stronger. Together, we build superior housing and support the success of low-income residents through a robust array of programs. Unlike most housing authorities, SCCHA self-develops affordable housing for our community and has a robust and growing pipeline of developments across Santa Clara County. Designated a Moving to Work agency by Congress, SCCHA builds safe and healthy communities through land acquisition, new construction, affordable housing preservation, and the expansion of permanent supportive housing. We have a well-positioned balance sheet that will attract and leverage public and private funding to drastically increase the amount of new and preserved affordable housing throughout Santa Clara County. We are guided by our mission to provide homes and opportunity for our county’s low-income families and individuals. Why Join Our Team? We are a mission driven local organization working to address one of the most significant crises our community faces. We are strategic and aspire to achieve big impacts. We are a growing team with a growing pipeline, with a desire to expand our scope of work. We are committed to seeking out and valuing diverse perspectives so that we can respond to and serve our diverse community. We are committed to caring for our staff, because we know that if we take care of our staff, they will take care of the people we serve. What We Can Offer You: A competitive salary of $142,609 up to $191,110 annually DOQ. An additional 2.5% cost of living increase effective July 2024. We offer a hybrid, 9/80 work schedule resulting in a 4-day workweek every other week. We support healthy lifestyles and provide a $150 monthly wellness benefit. We pay medical insurance up to $1,780/month; and paid sick and vacation leave. We pay 100% of the dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents. We reimburse you up to $5,250 per calendar year for advancing your job-related education. We provide a CalPERS defined pension plan that includes a post-retirement medical contribution upon qualifying. Final Filing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED . (Do not delay in submitting your application/resume for immediate consideration). For a detailed description of the positions essential functions, please click HERE . For Help: please contact the Human Resources Department at (408) 993-2934.