Portability

All Incoming portability packages can be sent via email to [email protected] or fax at (707) 257-9239.

As of December 1st, 2023, the Housing Authority of the City of Napa will be billing for all the incoming portability.


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 repayment agreement must be current; otherwise 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 repayment agreement must be current; otherwise the portability request will be denied.
  • The client will be scheduled with an appointment to have their voucher reissued.
  • 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 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 or the repayment agreement is current.