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The waiting lists for Family and Senior Affordable Housing are currently closed.
The Section 8 housing choice voucher program waiting list is currently closed.
To check your current Madison Housing Authority wait list application status, click here.
What is Portability/Voucher Transfer?
One of the features of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is the mobility of the assistance. Section 8(r) of The United States Housing Act of 1937 provides that Section 8/housing choice voucher participants may transfer to housing authority anywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands provided the housing authority administering the tenant-based program has jurisdiction over the area where the participant wants to transfer. The term "portability" refers to the process of leasing or purchasing a dwelling unit with housing voucher tenant-based assistance outside of the jurisdiction of the housing authority that initially issues the household its voucher (the Initial Public Housing Agency). Program regulations covering where a household may move and the responsibilities of the Initial Public Housing Agency and the Receiving Public Housing Agency (the Public Housing Agency with jurisdiction over the area to which the household moves) are found at 24 CFR sections 982.353 through 982.355.
Who is eligible?
Current Section 8 or VASH voucher holders
What is the process?
Notify your current Housing Agency to inform them you want to PORT to the Madison Housing Authority. We are ABSORBING ports.
You should notify your Initial Housing Authority (IHA) to let them know you want to move to our jurisdiction. Your agency is the "Initial Agency" if you plan to port to the Madison Housing Authority. The Initial Housing Agency (IHA) must mail the Portability Packet to the following address:
Madison Housing Authority
24 Central Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
or email email@example.com
or faxed to 973-377-5237
Portability Packets will not be accepted if hand carried by the participant. The Madison Housing Authority will extend the voucher issued by the Initial agency by a period of 30 calendar days. The participant is responsible for finding an affordable unit in Madison. Please call Jessica Kirchenbauer, Rental Assistance Program Manager, with any questions about portability.