Portability allows you to move to a unit outside of Scottsdale's city limits and take your voucher with you. You are
eligible for portability if you either lived in the City of Scottsdale when you first applied for a voucher or you
active participant on the Housing Choice Voucher Program for 12 months or more.
The City of Scottsdale is currently
ABSORBING port in clients.
To qualify for portability, the voucher holder must meet the following criteria:
If your housing voucher was issued by a housing authority in another city, you may be able to use the voucher to
apartment in City of Scottsdale. This action is called a “port-in”.
Family must contact the housing agency that issued them their voucher and tell them they would like to port their
to the City of Scottsdale. If the family is eligible to move, the initial housing agency will forward all
to the Portability Specialist with the City of Scottsdale Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Complete and submit the online
Portability Intake Form below. Once we receive your voucher paperwork
from the housing jurisdiction you are leaving,
we will give you a call to set up an appointment. If you have not received a call from our office, please contact
current housing authority to determine when it will be sent over.
The portability specialist will contact you to conduct a briefing, administer a voucher, and moving packet at the
time of your appointment. Please bring the following items with you:
Once the participant has selected a unit in Scottsdale, the property owner will complete the Request for Tenancy
Approval (RFTA/moving packet) and this packet will need to be returned to the housing agency with all documents
completed by the
Once the specialist has processed the moving paperwork and approved the unit, we will then start the property
inspection phase. The inspector will go out and complete a thorough inspection and determine whether the unit is
acceptable according to Housing Quality Standards. After the inspection has taken place you will then be notified
whether the unit was approved or denied.
When the unit is approved, and the tenant and landlord (take out “will”) have determined a move in
date, the tenant signs the lease. A copy of the lease will need to be sent to the new housing
authority. The assigned housing specialist will then mail a letter indicating the housing authority
and tenants rent portion that they will be responsible for paying each month.
Portability allows you to move to a unit outside Scottsdale's city limits and take your voucher with you. You are eligible
to port out if you either lived in the City of Scottsdale when you first applied for a voucher or you are an active participant
on the Housing Choice Voucher Program for longer than 12 months.
To port out the voucher holder must meet the following criteria:
If you would like to move to another jurisdiction, complete the following two forms and submit to your housing specialist
via fax, email or in person. See contact information section.
The Thirty Day Notice to Vacate form can be utilized to communicate with your housing specialist and landlord.
The completed Port Out Request form must include the name and the mailing address of the housing authority that the participant
intends to move to along with the name and contact person at the housing agency.
Once the housing specialist has received your signed request, your eligibility for portability will be determined and
finalized. If the portability request has been approved, the housing specialist will schedule a convenient time for
the family to sign their voucher.
The voucher transfer documents and a copy of the signed voucher are sent to the contact person at the receiving agency.
The participant can expect that the transfer documents will be sent to the receiving housing authority within 2 weeks of the initial request to port out.
City of Scottsdale - Housing Agency
Community Assistance Office
6535 E Osborn Rd., Bldg. #8
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Mon thru Fri:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm