Renters Resources

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Affordable Rental Housing

If you are in search of affordable housing for rent download the Affordable Housing Resources Guide to access the list of all the affordable housing properties in the City of Santa Clara. Please note while every effort is made to keep this listing up-to-date, some information may not be current. As many of the properties listed in this resource guide have wait-lists, please contact them directly to inquire whether or not they are accepting applications for their waiting list.


Are you at risk of eviction? 

To protect yourself from eviction, it is important to be aware of your rights.  You can get more information on Tenants' Rights and Fair Housing from the following agencies


Landlord / Tenant Dispute Resolution

In order to receive free professional help from trained counselors on your rights, responsibilities and options as a tenant or a landlord you may reach out to Project Sentinel, a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved housing counseling agency. Project Sentinel's case managers can provide information on various issues such as repairs, security deposits, terminations or evictions. Read more...

Project Sentinel

1490 El Camino Real,
Santa Clara, CA 95050



Emergency Rental Assistance

To inquire about emergency shelters, transitional housing facilities, emergency grants, security deposit grants or disaster relief grants contact the following agencies:

Home First


Housing Industry Foundation


United Way Bay Area



Santa Clara County Median Income Limits

2019 Santa Clara County Median Income Limits table is effective 05/06/2019.


County of Santa Clara Resources

  • The Santa Clara County Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) provides critical homelessness prevention resources to eligible households at risk of homelessness in the Santa Clara community.  The network provides a variety of services to prevent homelessness, utility disconnections, and hunger.  Assistance is based on Zip Code residence.  For more information on the assigned zip code agencies and the services provided by the network, see the Emergency Assistance Network Flyer
  • To obtain information about affordable housing rental programs that are offered by Santa Clara County Housing Authority call 408-275-8770 or visit


Affordable Housing Ordinance and Impact Fees

Follow this link to read more about Affordable Housing Ordinance and Impact Fees: Affordable Housing Requirements Update 


Development Pipeline

In order to be informed about current developments, as well as future affordable housing opportunities follow Development Pipeline page for updates. 


Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse 

The Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse (RBC) serves as a forum for sharing ideas and solutions for state and local governments and other organizations seeking information about laws, regulations, and policies affecting the development, maintenance, improvement, availability, and cost of affordable housing. RBC is a stand-alone component of HUD USER, an information clearinghouse produced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development & Research. For more information, please visit the Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse.


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