Portability Information

HHA is NOT currently absorbing incoming portability transfers.


The Huntsville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program jurisdiction is anywhere in the Huntsville and Madison County areas. A family may request to receive Housing Choice Voucher assistance to lease a unit outside the HHA jurisdiction. You may select anywhere in the state of Alabama, or anywhere in the United States that is administering a Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Porting Out of Huntsville

To request portability and receive assistance outside of the HHA Housing Choice Voucher Program jurisdiction, the family must:

Contact the HHA Assisted Housing Office.

Be income-eligible for the area you wish to relocate to.

Be advised on how to contact and request rental assistance of the Housing Authority in the area to which you are relocating.

Complete ALL required HUD and HHA forms for portability.                  Portability request form

The family must promptly contact the receiving Housing Authority and comply with their procedures for incoming portable families.

If you have any questions concerning Family Portability, please contact your Housing Choice Voucher Specialist.

Porting In to Huntsville

For participants coming into the Huntsville Housing Authority jurisdiction, the family must:

Contact the Housing Authority/Public Housing Agency that issued your voucher.

Complete all required HUD and PHA forms for portability. Forms should be sent to:

Huntsville Housing Authority
Attn: Assisted Housing Department
200 Washington Street
P. O. Box 486
Huntsville, AL 35804-0486

Fax: (256) 539-5982

Contact Susan Peek at 256-532-5682, email speek@huntsvillehousing.org, for an appointment. Portability briefings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM.

Please remember, we must receive your portability papers from your issuing agency before you make an appointment and attend a briefing.

The current payment standards are as follows:



Our current administrative fee for administrating Housing Choice Vouchers is $34.13.