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As a means to enable housing choice and mobility to encourage social and economic integration, the HCV program offers voucher portability; that is, the ability of a voucher holder to use the voucher assistance outside the jurisdiction of the PHA that initially issues the family it's voucher.

The receiving PHA has the choice of billing the initial PHA for assistance on behalf of the porting family or absorbing the family into it's own program. Tyler Housing Agency is currently BILLING.

                    Current Administrative fee is $40.19                             Agency Code TX456

 If you are requesting to “port to” or “port out from” Tyler Housing Agency, here are the steps you must follow:

Incoming Portability

  • Notify your current Housing Authority of your desire to move under portability. Your coordinator must approve the transfer according to their policies and HUD regulations.
  • Once your request to move is approved, your current coordinator will email or fax a copy of your information to:

City of Tyler Neighborhood Services 

900 W. Gentry Parkway Tyler Texas 75702

Attention to: Kyrstal Duran ( /

   Crystal Session (

Ph: 903-531-1303 / Fax: 903-531-1333 / 903-595-7292

  • Tyler Housing Agency (THA) will contact you within 48 hours from the day we received your documents, or you can call us to confirm that we have received and processed your information.
  • You will be scheduled to attend an orientation that will explain THA policies and procedures, receive a new Voucher and a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) form. Submit the RFTA prior to the expiration date shown on your voucher.
  • When you find a unit that you are qualified for, THA will determine whether the unit is eligible according to HUD “rent reasonableness” and percent-of-income requirements. Then THA will conduct a Housing Quality Standard Inspection (HQS).
  • The rental subsidy begins on the date the unit passes the Housing Quality Standard inspection, if the family moves into the unit before it passes the inspection, the family is responsible for all the rent until the date the unit passes inspection.
  • The City of Tyler Neighborhood Services required that you must live in our jurisdiction for one year once receiving your voucher before portability is allowed.

Outgoing Portability

  • Notify your coordinator where you would like to transfer your Voucher to. THA will counsel the family on the proper procedures for terminating the current lease and any other necessary requirements.
  • Fill out Notice to Move (60-Day Notice) form and Portability Request form.

    THA will contact the Housing Authority in the area you choose and issue a voucher to you.

  • THA coordinator will send needed documents to the new Housing Authority.

  • Within 48 hours you can contact your new Housing Authority to confirm that they have received and processed your information. Your new Housing Authority will be able to answer any questions you may have about their program at that time. It is very important that you contact the new Housing Authority as soon as possible.
  • The new Housing Authority will issue one of their vouchers to you once you arrive. At this point, the rules that have been established by the new Housing Authority apply to your search. This includes rescreening (including background checks), determining the size of your voucher, the maximum amount of the payment, eligibility for voucher extensions, and a variety of other issues. It is important that you understand all of the new Housing Authority’s requirements because it can affect your ability to lease a unit. If your voucher expires before you lease a unit, you will no longer be eligible for voucher assistance in THA program. If you change your mind and want to return, you inform THA before your voucher expires.

  • The new Housing Authority may choose to absorb you into their program. This means that you will now be subject to all the rules and regulations of the new Housing Authority.


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