Portability is the process that allows an eligible Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) applicant or participant to move anywhere in the United States where there is a housing agency operating the federal HCV program.
The City of Pensacola Housing Department is currently absorbing.
If you wish to port to the City of Pensacola Housing Division, please have your information sent to:
Mail: City of Pensacola Housing Division ATTN: Blythe Lee PO Box 12910 Pensacola, FL 32521-0031
Here’s an explanation of the process to transfer your Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher to Pensacola:
The first thing you need to do is contact your current housing specialist and let them know that you would like to move and use portability to transfer your voucher to a different housing agency.
You must fulfill all obligations to your current Housing Authority before your file can be sent to us. Upon transfer to our jurisdiction all of our rules, policies, payment standards and occupancy standards will apply.
After you have been notified that your paperwork has been sent, please contact Nicole Louie to schedule an intake appointment. Please note that we will not be able to schedule an intake appointment with you until we have all of your paperwork from your current Housing Authority. During your appointment we will review rules, policies and procedures, along with current payment standards. You will receive all of the necessary paperwork to find a unit.
Our current payment standards are:
Porting out of Pensacola
Please fill out the request for portability form with the new Housing Authority’s contact information and submit it to you housing specialist at your move meeting. Please contact your housing specialist to determine when you will be eligible to move.