Voucher Portability

Your Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher is portable (transferable) outside of Brunswick County. We encourage families to broaden their housing choices by seeking housing opportunities that are outside high poverty areas. Such areas generally have better schools, a lower crime rate, better public services and other amenities.

Vouchers issued from the Brunswick County Public Housing Agency are portable nationwide and in U.S. territories. This means that you can transfer your assistance to any area in the United States and its territories that administers a Section 8 Program. The housing agency limits transfers both within and outside its jurisdiction to one per year.

Please contact the Public Housing Office if you wish to exercise your right to portability. Participants will be required to submit a thirty-day notice of the intent to move from your current location.

If you have questions regarding portability, please contact our office for assistance.