How to Move/Portability

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How to Move Out of Vallejo

Current Section 8 Participants 

Contact your Housing Representative
to let him/her know you want to port out of Vallejo. If you do not know who your Representative is, please call (707) 648-5249 to find out. 

Fill out the Request for Portability form and give it to your Representative. Your Representative will use this form to prepare your portability packet. 

Give your Representative current income information. This includes income and asset from every source for each household member. 

Transfer your paperwork: Once your paperwork is complete your packet will be ready for pick up or for mailing to your new Housing Authority. If you plan to deliver it, check with your new Housing Authority first to find out if they accept hand-carried packets and make sure you do not open your packet before giving it to them. 

Your portability packet will be ready within 7-14 business days. 
NOTE: Housing Authorities often have different Income Limits, Payment Standards and Subsidy Standards (the number of bedrooms you qualify for). Always verify this information when you move to a new Housing Authority. 

New Section 8 Participants

Make sure you are eligible to port out of Vallejo. Look at your Voucher, if it says "Ineligible to Port" you cannot move outside of Vallejo for one year. 

Check with the Housing Authority where you want to live to make sure your income is within their limits. Your income must be below the income limit of the Housing Authority where you first lease under Section 8.
 
Request that VHA Prepare your Portability Packet. If you believe you are eligible to transfer, fill out the Request for Portability forms and return it, along with your Voucher, to 200 Georgia St., Vallejo, CA 9490. Once we receive your Request form we will prepare your portability packet. 

Transfer your paperwork: Once your paperwork is complete your packet will be ready for pick up or for mailing to your new Housing Authority. If you plan to deliver it, check with your new Housing Authority first to find out if they accept hand-carried packets and make sure you do not open your packet before giving it to them. 

Your portability packet will be ready within 7-14 business days. 
NOTE: Housing Authorities often have different Income Limits, Payment Standards and Subsidy Standards (the number of bedrooms you qualify for). Always verify this information when you move to a new Housing Authority.