Information for Housing Choice Voucher Holders
As a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holder, you have the option of leasing a unit anywhere in the United States, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or any U.S. territory that has a Public Housing Authority (PHA) operating a HCV Program. This option is known as Portability.
If you wish to utilize this option, please call our Customer Contact Center (CCC) at 718-707-7771 for assistance. You will be asked to provide the name and full address of the Housing Authority operating a program in the area you want to move. You must also provide the name, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the Housing Authority contact. If you do not have this information, we will help you get it.
Information for Public Housing Authorities
The New York City Housing Authority is currently billing all Public Housing Authorities for tenants/applicants porting into New York City.
If you are a Public Housing Agency and would like more information about our portability process, you can call the Customer Contact Center (CCC) at 718-707-7771 or e-mail the Portability Unit at
Public Housing Agencies should send all portability documents and correspondence to the following address:
New York City Housing Authority
P.O. Box 1631
New York, NY 10008
Public Housing Agencies can also email us at
or send a fax to 212-306-0710.