Portability is the transfer of a voucher from one Section 8 agency to a location in another agency’s jurisdiction. One must already have a Housing Choice Voucher in order to port in or out of our county.
Porting Out of Johnston County:
Applicants must have lived in Johnston County for at least a year, at the time in which they applied for assistance, to be able to port to another county or state. Otherwise, they must live in Johnston County for at least a year before they are eligible to transfer. View a list of housing agencies in nearby counties.
Porting to Johnston County from another county or state:
Current Section 8 voucher holders who are residing in another county or state and wish to port to Johnston County must first complete a 30-day notice with their current agency and let their agency know they want to port to Johnston County.
HAPP’s payments standards are as follows:
Payment Standards for HAPP Effective: 10/01/2019
|Number of Person(s) in HH||Voucher Size||Fair Market Rent||% Used||Payment Standard||Suggested Rent Amt|
|0 BR / Efficiency||962||90%||$866|
|1 to 3 people||1 BR||1022||100%||$1,022||$900-925|
|4 to 5 people||2 BR||1163||99%||$1,151||$1000-1050|
|6 to 7 people||3 BR||1482||90%||$1,334||$1200-1225|
|8+ people||4 BR||1895||90%||$1,706||$1500-1600|
|Mobile Home Lot Rent||434||90%||$391|
(Must already have a Section 8 voucher to port)
Send Portability information to:
or fax to: 919-989-5421
or mail to:
P.O. Box 1515
Smithfield, NC 27577
Email is the preferred method as it’s more efficient which speeds up the portability process.
Once our agency receives your Portability file from your current agency, one of our Housing Specialists will call you to make an appointment for you to come in for your briefing. Please be sure your agency includes a current contact number for you.
Page last updated: January 29, 2020
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