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Portability Process

What is Portability?
Portability is the process that allows an eligible Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) applicant or participant to move anywhere in the United States where there is a housing agency operating the federal HCV program.

Port Out Process
Portability Move Out (Port Out) is when an eligible family moves from Orleans Parish to another city or parish.

• If you wish to Port Out, you must contact your Housing Specialist to advise of the request.
• Your Housing Specialist will determine if you are eligible.
• Applicants must have received their voucher and lived in Orleans Parish when they registered on the waiting list.
• Participants must be eligible to receive a voucher to move.
• If eligible, your paperwork will be mailed or faxed to the new housing agency.
• Once your paperwork is sent to the new agency, you must follow all their policies and rules.

Billing Inquiries and port in documents can be sent to: email

Portability Move In (Port In)
Is when an eligible family moves from another city or county into Orleans Parish.

• If you wish to Port In to Orleans Parish, you must contact your current housing agency
• Your current housing agency determines if you are eligible to move to Orleans Parish.
• Portability paperwork can be sent by email, mail, or fax.
• Once your portability paperwork is received, you will be contacted for an intake appointment.
• After your paperwork is processed, you will be invited to a briefing appointment where you will receive your voucher.

Housing Authority of New Orleans
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Attn: Incoming Portability
4100 Touro St.
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: (504) 670-3288
Fax: (504) 605-4535

Portability Department Contact Form

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Housing Choice Connect
We are pleased to introduce our Housing Choice Connect Program for Tenants & Landlords!