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Section 8 Portability

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Section 8 PortabilityOne of the components of the Housing Choice Voucher Program is the mobility of rental assistance known as "Section 8 Portability".  The term "portability" refers to the transfer process that allows the Housing Choice Voucher holder to relocate and lease a unit that meets program requirements anywhere within the United States.  This feature enables program participants to fully exercise their housing choice and select suitable units regardless of the initial Housing Authority's jurisdiction. When Voucher holders request to exercise the portability option, the Lowell Housing Authority, in collaboration with other Housing Authorities, will make every effort to facilitate this mobility process and assist the participant in making a successful transfer.

 

To qualify for Section 8 Portability:

  1. Current program participants in good standing
  2. No outstanding balance with the Lowell Housing Authority or others

Additional information can be obtained by contacting:


Kathy Fineberg
Division of Leased Housing Program,
P.0. Box 60,
350 Moody Street
Lowell, MA 01853-0060,
Telephone: 978-364-5355.

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