Portability is the transfer process that enables Housing Choice Voucher holders to relocate and select housing anywhere in the United States. The Housing Authority works with other housing authorities in the portability process in order to further increase a participant’s residential choice and mobility and encourage social and economic integration. The Housing Authority briefs Section 8 applicants and participants on the benefits of portability. If a Housing Authority Section 8 chooses to move under portability, he/she must contact their assigned Advisor or Eligibility Interviewer.
You must use your Section 8 voucher to live in the HACLA's jurisdiction for at least one year. If you are not willing to live in Los Angeles for one year, your application will be withdrawn. Click here for a list of neighborhoods within HACLA's jurisdiction.