After your port has been approved, your new Housing Authority also must give you the following two forms:
This is the form you take to the owner of the unit you wish to rent. The owner must complete, sign and date the RTA form and send it back to the caseworker at your new housing authority.
The RTA will include:
This form will tell you the date of expiration of your voucher. When the new housing authority receives your voucher, they are obligated to add at least 30 more days to the expiration date and issue you a new voucher from their housing authority.
Be aware — If you have not submitted the RTA before that voucher expiration date, your voucher can expire and you may be terminated from the Section 8 program. Do not wait until the voucher has expired to ask your new housing authority for an extension. Most housing authorities require that your request for an extension be in writing. Make sure you submit the request before the expiration date of the Voucher.
Once the completed RTA is submitted to the new housing authority, the time left on your voucher is suspended.
When you find a unit, everything is completed, and you lease that unit, your new Housing Authority will immediately notify your housing authority.
At this point, the new housing authority will administer the Section 8 Voucher for you. This means you need to follow the rules of the new housing authority. You report changes in your income and household circumstances to your new Housing Authority. Annual recertifications and unit inspections will be conducted by your new housing authority.