PORTABILITY PROGRAM provides an opportunity for HCV tenants to relocate to another housing authority outside of their housing authority jurisdiction after one year of being administered by their housing authority. Plano Housing Authority has a 25 mile radius/jurisdiction from our Administrative Building located at 1740 Ave G.If you are requesting to port to Plano, you must:
- Contact your initial housing authority counselor.
- Plano Housing Authority is administering vouchers, we are not absorbing.
- Your counselor will need to mail your paperwork to the attention of PORTABILITY at Plano Housing Authority, 1740 Ave G. Plano, TX 75074; or fax your paperwork to 972-516-0251 or email your paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Once your counselor notifies you that your paperwork has been sent to PHA, you will need to contact the PHA Portability Counselor to schedule an appointment. You must bring legible copies of birth certificates and social security cards for head of household and all family members. You must also provide proof of household income and a valid photo ID for head of household and all family members 18 years or older.
Portability Briefings are conducted on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm and on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00am. All paperwork must be received from your initial housing authority for you to attend the briefing.
During the briefing you will be issued a voucher from Plano Housing Authority conducive to the voucher forwarded from your initial housing authority. You will also be given a packet of information you will need for your search for housing.
Note: SUBSIDY STANDARDS AND VOUCHER SIZE
The PHA must establish subsidy standards that determine the number of bedrooms needed for families of different sizes and compositions. For each family, the PHA determines the appropriate number of bedrooms under the PHA subsidy standards and enters the family unit size on the voucher that is issued to the family. The family unit size does not dictate the size of unit the family must actually lease, nor does it determine who within a household will share a bedroom/sleeping room.
PHA POLICY: Plano Housing Authority will assign one bedroom for each two persons within the household. (Two people per room)
If you are a Plano Housing Authority client requesting to relocate/port, you must inform your counselor at your recertification briefing and complete a request to relocate form at that time. Forms are available on line and at the Front Desk.
Click here for the complete list of SAFMR Payment Standards. Our payment Standards are based on the ZIP Code of the unit address and the bedroom size.