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4 Santa Clara County Housing Authority
Moving to Work Innovation
Since 2008 SCCHA has been among the the 2% of the the nation’s public housing authorities to to to enjoy Moving to to to to Work (MTW) status a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a special designation from HUD that enables our agency to to to to continually make strategic program and and and policy changes to to to to to better address Silicon Valley’s critical shortage of affordable housing housing We seek to to to expand beyond operational efficiency to to to assist as as as many families as as as possible and and and pioneer housing housing strategies that can be be replicated at at at at at at PHAs nationwide Notable MTW innovations include our direct referral housing programs:
» The Chronically Homeless Direct Referral program program is a a a a a a a a a a a a a locally-designed program program that serves the the chronically homeless population in in in in Santa Clara County County by by directly referring them them to to housing from the the the the the streets and connecting them them to supportive services provided by by the the the County County » The Special Needs Direct Referral Program serves persons with disabilities who require intensive case management and and supportive services (provided by the County) to obtain and and maintain housing Following a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a housing-first model vulnerable individuals and and families not on on SCCHA’s voucher waiting list are referred for tenant-based housing housing housing assistance assistance and and connected to case management services services provided by the the the County These services services services can include assistance assistance with the the the initial process of securing housing housing housing as as as as as as well as as as various referrals and and services services to to help the the the the families maintain housing housing stability and and achieve reintegration into the community MTW programs like these give SCCHA the the the the flexibility to to to work directly with the the the the County and and community partners to to to to rapidly house and and provide supportive services to to to to vulnerable populations Together we continually adapt the two programs’ designs to to to address ongoing local needs Project Based Vouchers (PBV) + Measure A Partnership with the City of of San San Jose and County of of Santa Clara SCCHA’s PBVs are are integral to to ending homelessness through long-term solutions like permanent supportive housing housing and are are a a a a a a a a a a key financing tool for ffor developers seeking the County’s 2016 Measure A A affordable housing housing bond funds:
» In partnership with the the County SCCHA has so far committed a a a a a a a a a total of 1 1 170 PBVs to to Measure A A projects completed and in in in in the the development pipeline representing approximately $26 690 040 in in in in rental subsidies annually » In total with just over 2 700 PBVs PBVs already attached to to units
being leased or or or in in in in construction we now have nearly 4 000 more PBVs PBVs available for use in in in in San San José and other cities in in in in Santa Clara County » Attaching vouchers to to specific properties ensures that an an an apartment comes with a a a a a a a a a a a voucher voucher and the steady rental subsidies can help help provide ongoing supportive services to to residents This is is is especially important because the the people people Measure A is is is is helping—those experiencing homelessness our veterans seniors on fixed incomes people people with disabilities—have a a a a a a a a a a hard time accessing the the County’s very competitive rental market Over ten years Measure A funds are projected to help construct 120 new affordable housing developments in in in in in in the the County including 4 800 units
targeted ffor for extremely low-income households those exiting homelessness and other underserved populations 

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