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Portability/Relocation

A Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher participant that has been issued a voucher has the right to use their tenant-based voucher assistance to lease a unit anywhere in the United States providing that the unit is located within the jurisdiction of a Public Housing Agency (PHA) administering a tenant-based voucher program. The process by which a family obtains a voucher from one PHA and uses it to lease a unit in the jurisdiction of another PHA is known as Portability. The PHA that issues the voucher is called the initial PHA. The PHA that has jurisdiction in the area to which the family wants to move is called the receiving PHA.

If you are interested in moving to another area, or want to move to Palm Beach County, please inform a Housing Choice Specialist/Counselor at your Housing Agency and they will begin the Portability Process on your behalf.

The Initial PHA must mail Portability Packets to the following address:

West Palm Beach Housing Authority
3700 Georgia Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Attn: Latasha Braithwaite

Portability Packets will not be accepted if faxed or hand carried by the participant. It may take approximately 2 to 3 weeks for the Portability Department to receive your paperwork in the office.

For questions regarding your portability application, please contact Latasha Braithwaite at 561-655-8530 extension 1207 or email LBraithwaite@wpbha.org