Moving to Charlotte

If you currently have a Housing Choice (Section 8) Voucher in another city or another state and you are planning to move to Charlotte, NC, here is what you need to know about bringing your rental subsidy with you, a process known as “porting” your voucher.

Effective January 1, 2018, INLIVIAN implemented a mandatory work requirement. All non-elderly/non-disabled households will be expected to work 20 hours per week. Families porting to INLIVIAN must be employed within the Charlotte Mecklenburg area, or must provide a job offer letter from a prospective employer prior to porting into INLIVIAN’s program.

Steps to Portability / Voucher Transfer

Notify your caseworker at your current housing authority so they can determine your eligibility to port and begin paperwork. If you are eligible, the current housing authority must mail, email or fax your portability packet to us. Packet includes: Form HUD-52665, copy of voucher, most recent HUD-50058, income verification forms, family compensation documents, voucher holder’s contact information, and EIV printout.

Once the paperwork is received, a letter will be sent to the voucher holder within two weeks of receiving the portability paperwork from the current housing authority. In the letter an appointment date and time will be provided to meet one on one with our staff members. This information is also available on a telephone hotline at (704) 336-8271.

At scheduled briefing, our staff member will review INLIVIAN procedures and give the adjusted voucher amount and welcome packet. Voucher amounts may vary from city to city depending on market prices.

Once you pass all the background checks you can begin your housing search.

When you find housing, please turn in your housing packet, your new landlord will also have to turn in a housing packet so our Eligibility Specialist can make sure you are income eligible.

If you are income eligible, the Inspections Department will compare your preferred housing to 3 unassisted units within a mile radius.

If your housing passes this inspection, a physical inspection of the property is scheduled to make sure it will pass our strict quality standards.

If it passes final inspection, you can move in!

Effective January 1, 2018, INLIVIAN implemented a mandatory work requirement. All non-elderly/non-disabled households will be expected to work 20 hours per week. Families porting to INLIVIAN must be employed within the Charlotte Mecklenburg area or must provide a job offer letter from a prospective employer prior to porting into INLIVIAN’s program.

Notification must first be provided to the caseworker at your current housing authority, they will determine eligibility to port. If you are eligible, the current housing authority must mail or fax the voucher holder’s portability packet to INLIVIAN. DO NOT bring paperwork to the INLIVIAN Office.

You can also call our Portability Hotline: 704-336-8271.

The porting process can take several weeks.

Please tell your current worker that INLIVIAN is currently billing not absorbing vouchers.

Key Contacts

Portability Hotline
(704) 336-8271