“Portability” in the Housing Choice Voucher Program refers to the process through which your family can transfer or “port” your rental subsidy when you move to a location outside of the jurisdiction of the public housing agency (PHA) that first gave you the voucher when you were selected for the program.
The Porting Process
Notify the PHA who administers your voucher that you would like to port and which area you are moving to.
The PHA will determine if you are eligible to move (in accordance with leases and other legal obligations).
If you are found eligible, your PHA will issue your voucher and send all pertinent paperwork to the receiving PHA.
If you are currently being assisted, you must follow all guidelines in your current lease regarding your intent to vacate.
Your case manager will give you the receiving PHA’s contact information to follow up.