As of January 20, 2021, Santa Clara County Housing Authority Executive Director Katherine Harasz has retired. SCCHA Deputy Executive Director Sharon Jones will serve as the PHA’s interim executive director.
Harasz joined SCCHA in 2012 and previously served as SCCHA’s Interim Executive Director and as Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel. Prior to joining SCCHA, she was Deputy County Counsel at the County of Santa Clara where she worked closely with several county departments, advisory boards, the Board of Supervisors and other public agencies including SCCHA, which Congress recognized and designated a Moving to Work agency in 2008. She also was Associate Counsel with the City of San José Redevelopment Agency, where her practice focused on public-private partnerships, construction, real estate and development.
CLPHA thanks Ms. Harasz for her contributions to CLPHA and the public and affordable housing industry and wishes her a pleasant retirement.