Tenant & Landlord Resources

Fair housing is defined as the ability of persons of similar income levels to have the same housing choices regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation, or disability. Housing discrimination is prohibited by federal and state law. 

If you suspect you’ve been denied housing due to discrimination,
Project Sentinel provides fair housing services:

  • Tenant and Landlord Education and Counseling
  • Investigation
  • Attorney and Agency Referral

Project Sentinel

Gilroy Office
8339 Church Street, Suite 104
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 408-720-9888, Toll-free (888) F-A-I-R-H-O-U-(S-I-N-G) or (888) 324-7468
Email or website Project Sentinel Location

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley have informational sites available in multiple languages that tenants and landlords can use to manage their interactions.

San Jose Office
4 North Second Street, Suite 1300
San Jose, CA 95113 
For general questions, please call 408-293-4790

Rental, Deposit, and Utility Assistance

  1. Santa Clara County Rental Assistance (PDF)
  2. Santa Clara County Rental Assistance - Spanish (PDF)
  3. St. Vincent De Paul Rental and Utility Assistance - English (PDF)
  4. St. Vincent De Paul Rental and Utility Assistance - Spanish (PDF)
  5. South County Compassion Center Rental Assistance - English (PDF)
  6. South County Compassion Center Rental Assistance - Spanish (PDF)
  7. Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Dept. Resources
  8. Santa Clara County's Homelessness Prevention System: preventhomelessness.org
  9. Salvation Army Rapid Rehousing, Deposit Assistance, and Utility assistance program
  10. CARAS Community Agency - Housing Assistance and Programs - Rental, Eviction Prevention, Rental Deposits, Vouchers, Legal Services and aid with legal paperwork
  11. St. Joseph's Family Center - Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance
  12. Sacred Heart Community Service - Rental and Deposit Assistance

Santa Clara County Housing Authority

For Housing Choice Voucher, also known as Section 8 program, please contact the Santa Clara County Housing Authority:

505 West Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110
TDD: 408-993-3041
SCC Housing Authority Website

The Santa Clara Housing Authority Interest List is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.