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Section 8 Portability

If you are a current participant in Thomasville Housing Authority's (THA) Housing Choice Voucher program, you may transfer your assistance outside of THA's jurisdiction as long as there is another agency operating a voucher program covering the location to which you are moving. When you request portability, we will brief you on the process and advise you how to contact and request assistance from the other agency.  We will notify the agency of your intention and mail or fax the required portability documentation. Your bedroom size and payment standard will be determined by the receiving agency.

If you have a Housing Choice Voucher and would like to move to Davidson County, your first step is to inform your current housing authority that you would like to relocate to our jurisdiction. When you or your housing authority contacts THA regarding your move, we will inform your housing authority if we will bill for the assistance paid on your behalf or if you will be absorbed into our voucher program. Please contact THA in regards to whether we are billing or absorbing.

Portability documentation should be sent to the attention of:

Thomasville Housing Authority
ATTN: Portability
201 James Avenue
Thomasville, NC 27360
Office 336.475.6137
Fax 336.475.4105

Once the portability documentation has been received, you will be called to schedule an appointment to complete the required paperwork for portability. You must provide original documents; faxed copies will not be accepted. Upon completion of all required paperwork, you will be scheduled for a portability briefing where you will be issued a voucher All household members 18 of age and older must attend the briefing to sign the necessary documents.

THA will determine your family bedroom size based on our subsidy standards and the rent limit will be based on our payment standards. Your maximum rent limit will be determined at the time of your briefing appointment and rent limits are based on family income.

THA's current payment standards are as follows for Davidson County:

  • 0 Bedroom - $768.00
  • 1 Bedroom - $773.00
  • 2 Bedroom - $954.00
  • 3 Bedroom - $1,264.00
  • 4 Bedroom - $1,557.00

Once all documents are provided, THA will calculate your income and issue you a voucher. The voucher term is for a period of sixty (60) days. You may then begin your search for housing and submit a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) during the term of the voucher issued by THA. Your voucher in Thomasville will expire at the same time as the voucher issued by your original housing authority. THA will grant voucher extensions for extenuating circumstances with proper documentation with permission from your original housing authority.