Portability

Information for Public Housing Authorities (PHA)

NYCHA is currently billing any incoming ports until further notice. If you are a public housing authority and would like more information regarding NYCHA's portability process, please contact NYCHA's Portability Unit at 212-306-4149 or via email at S8Portability@nycha.nyc.gov.

Information for Housing Choice Voucher Holders Outside of New York City

If you are interested in porting your Housing Choice Voucher to New York City, you must first contact the public housing authority (PHA) that is administering your voucher to determine if you are eligible. Your PHA must be told we are billing all housing authorities.

If you are found eligible, your PHA will have you sign a voucher and send the appropriate documents by mail, fax, or email to the New York City Housing Authority’s Portability Unit. If your documents are complete and we have a contact number, you will be called and given an appointment to review the portability process, fill out paperwork, and get scheduled for a briefing date to receive your NYCHA voucher and begin your search for a unit. If NYCHA does not have your contact information, you must contact NYCHA's Portability Unit at 212-306-4149 or via email at S8Portability@nycha.nyc.gov.