Your Voucher can be the ticket to
move anywhere in the U.S. and live
in another Housing Authority’s jurisdiction.
By using portability, you may take
advantage of opportunities in another
area: employment, education, being
closer to family or medical care.
Before you pack your bags, there
are many things to consider.
What is Required in Order to Move
Out of Ventura?
You must be in good standing here
in Ventura with the rules & regulations
governing the Voucher Program before
your transfer can be approved. This
- Paying off any debt you
may owe the Housing Authority
- Complying with your current
rental agreement regarding giving
notice to vacate
- Providing income & family
composition information requested
to update your file
Things to Keep in Mind When
You are also responsible for carefully
researching your destination to
ensure the area will meet your family
needs, such as:
- Safety, transportation,
utility costs, weather, schools
- Payment Standards at the
new location, which could be
lower or higher than ours
- Availability of units to
Voucher participants in that
Here's a summary of how moving to Ventura works!
- You must fulfill all obligations to
your current Housing Authority before your
case worker there can approve your transfer
and send us your file. Upon transfer to
our jurisdiction, all of our rules, policies,
payment standards and occupancy standard
apply. We will conduct a background check
for all drug-related or violent criminal
activity in the last 5 years.
- We provide subsidy for the City of Ventura
ONLY. The other Housing Authorities in Ventura
County are: Area Housing Authority of the
County of Ventura; City of Santa Paula Housing
Authority; City of Oxnard Housing Authority;
and the City of Port Hueneme Housing Authority.
- You are responsible for determining
if Ventura meets your needs. Items to consider
when relocating include: Employment, transportation,
utility costs, weather, schools, etc. Do
your homework before you request a transfer!
Because of our desirable location, Ventura
customarily has a low vacancy rate and high
rents. You will want to use additional resources
such as classified ads, property management
companies, etc., to aid in your search.
- Upon receipt of your file, you will
be contacted 1 week to schedule an
orientation meeting. With careful planning, you can experience
a smooth transition to the Housing Authority
of the City of San Buenaventura.
Moving is expensive! You will need to plan your
finances carefully. In addition to your moving
costs & new Security Deposit you may have to
advance some rent on your own, in certain circumstances.
Once your family information has been sent to
the receiving Housing Authority, all of their
rules, policies, and practices are in effect.
How long it will be before they process your
file, how many bedrooms you can have, how long
it takes to get an inspection, what they consider
a reasonable rent is for their area- all these
issues will be controlled by the other agency.
Nevertheless, with careful planning, you can
have a smooth transition to another agency.
For more information on Portability, please
Housing Authority of the City of San
11122 Snapdragon Street, Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93004
Attention: Terri Hernandez
(805) 647-5990 Ext. 3228