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Portability

Move your Assistance to Another Housing Authority

Portability is the ability to move from a Public Housing Authority’s jurisdiction to a location in another housing authority’s jurisdiction.

Who is eligible for portability?
Any voucher holder that is in good standing with the housing authority and are not subject to any restrictions.

Are there any restrictions on eligibility?
Yes. You must live within the jurisdiction of the housing authority in which you applied for rental assistance in order to automatically qualify for eligibility. Otherwise, you are required to live in the jurisdiction of the Housing Authority issuing your Section 8 Voucher for the first 12 months of that assistance.

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