One 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 holders 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 Section 8 Participants:
Must be in good standing, and have no outstanding balance with the Lowell Housing Authority or service providers.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting:
Mark Briere, Section 8 Office Coordinator