Participants in SCCHA’s housing assistance programs can transfer their assistance from one rental unit to another. There are three steps to the move process: Intent to Vacate, Receiving the Voucher and Submitting the Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) packet.
Prior to moving out of your current unit, you must serve a notice to the owner/landlord and to SCCHA.
If the family remains in unit after the effective move-out date, the family will be responsible for paying the full contract rent to the owner.
Search GoSection8 and other rental listing websites for available units.
The voucher is the document which provides verification that you are receiving assistance and are eligible to move.
If you have not moved recently and want to attend a briefing that explains the move process, please advise your Housing Specialist.
SCCHA also offers monthly Housing Search Workshops to assist you in finding your next home. At this workshop, you will gain ideas for how to impress prospective landlords and learn about available tools and community resources to assist you in your search process. Click HERE for information with upcoming workshop dates and times.
The RFTA packet is the document that advises SCCHA which unit you would like to rent.
You may only have one RFTA packet at a time.