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HCV Portability

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Portability in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program refers to the process through which your family can transfer or port your housing rental subsidy when you move to a location in another housing authority's jurisdiction that will accept your voucher. 

Porting into NBS

  • Notify your current PHA that you wish to exercise portability and transfer your Voucher to the NBS.
  • Once your request to move is approved, your coordinator will send a copy of your information to:

Neighborhood Services

900 W. Gentry Parkway Tyler, TX 75702

Office: 903-531-1303 | Fax: 903-531 1333

  • You will receive an invitation to a required orientation meeting that will explain NBS policies and procedures. During the orientation meeting you will receive a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) packet.
  • Once you find a unit that you are qualified for, NBS will determine whether the unit is eligible according to HUD “rent reasonableness” and percent-of-income requirements. Then NBS 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.

Porting out of NBS

  • Fill out the following forms and return it to your coordinator:
    • Notice to Move form ( Make sure that you have given the landlord your Notice of Intent to Vacate at least 60 days in advance, you have paid all the rent you owe, there are no damages to your unit)
    • Portability Request form
  • Your coordinator will email needed documents to the new PHA and within 48 hours you can contact the new PHA to confirm that they have received and processed your information. Your new PHA will be able to answer any questions you may have about their program at that time.

Payment Standard 2019- Effective 1/1/2020

0 1 2 3 4 5
HCV 742 747 908 1178 1443 1659
DHO 1039 1046 1271 1649 2020 2323
Anderson (Palestine) 572 661 761 1070 1337 1538
Wood (Mineola/Alba) 572 599 761 1043 1299 1494

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