I am disabled and got a housing voucher initially in Albuquerque, NM. After one year I moved home to the Greater New Orleans area i Louisiana. You have to contact both housing authorities and make arrangements. There's a lot of paperwork involved, but you DO have the right to move anywhere in the US. It was difficult because there was a lapse in payments. In other words when my monthly payment ended in NM, I had to come to NOLA and find an apt. and it takes several weeks to set up a new voucher. I did find an apt. online, but still, I had to be in NOLA to sign paperwork and it still took a cpl weeks to get the voucher and then I needed a housing inspection. Be prepared to have a place to stay for at the very least one month!
by JJ - 19 hours ago
I've never moved out of the state with my voucher but you can port out which means use your voucher to move to any other state as long as they accept section 8 and have enough funds to cover your voucher. Here in wisconsin you have to use your voucher in the city and state for at least one full year before they let you port out and use it in another state. But be sure to check with your section 8 specialist on this to be 100% sure.
by ♫ I Got Myself a Sponsor ♫ - 19 hours ago
It is only good in the county that issued it. You can transfer, after 12 months. Your lease has to have expired, the county you live in has to approve the move (as they are losing those funds for their county) and the receiving county has to also approve. They will only approve you if they have excess units available and your voucher amount is equal to or more then the monthly rent. Your case worker has to handle all of this for you. CA has a housing shortage right now, until the econpmy improves you can pretty much count on there not being any excess of section 8 housing.
by Janet P - 19 hours ago
Well what i've heard is that you have to live in the county that gives you the section 8 voucher. So while you can move to another city or state you would have to live there to apply and they probably have a six month residency requirement and then might have a waiting list. If you already have the voucher for the county you're in you can for sure live there. You could also ask your case worker about maybe moving and they might have some helpful insight.
by k a - 19 hours ago
No You can only use the voucher for the area you applied in
by Genuine Guidance - 19 hours ago
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