Transferring to Another Location

Understanding the Transfer Process for Section 8 Benefits

Transfer Within the City and County of Napa

Step One:

  • It is the family's responsibility to contact the Housing Authority (HA) to initiate the transfer process.
  • The family must notify the Housing Authority before moving out of the unit.

Step Two:

  • The Housing Authority will review each transfer request.
  • If the family owes money to the HA, the balance must be paid in full or the transfer request will be denied.

Transfer Outside the City and County of Napa

Families requesting to transfer their Section 8 assistance from the jurisdiction of the City of Napa Housing Authority to another jurisdiction are handled differently from those requesting a transfer from one unit to another within Napa.

Step One:

  • It is the family's responsibility to contact the Housing Authority to initiate the transfer process.
  • The family must submit a written request to transfer out of our jurisdiction.

Step Two:

  • If the family owes money to the HA, the balance must be paid in full or the portability request will be denied.
  • The client will be scheduled with an appointment for an eligibility review.
  • The family must provide the name, address and phone number for the Housing Authority where they are moving.

The family will be issued a portability Voucher.  All Section 8 Vouchers issued to participants leaving our jurisdiction are valid for 60 to 120 days.

Restrictions on Transferring Section 8 Rental Assistance

Families in violation of family obligations will not be permitted to transfer their Section 8 assistance to another unit or jurisdiction. Families owing balances to the HA will not be permitted to transfer their Section 8 assistance to another unit or jurisdiction until the balance is paid in full.