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. Due to SCCHA's office building closure due to COVID-19, our Housing Search Workshops are now available to view online:
English workshop (read only)
Spanish workshop (read only)
Vietnamese workshop (read only)
You may also listen to one of SCCHA's workshop facilitators present the English workshop here. SCCHA will provide one-on-one workshops in Spanish or Vietnamese upon request by calling 408-993-2986.
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.