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Portability (Moving To Wake County)

Wake County is a wonderful place to live and work.

Wake County Housing Authority is currently BILLING for all portability clients.

To start the Portability process, you must:

Step 1: Request with your current Housing Authority to port here. If they approve your port, they will need to send your paperwork. It may take ten (10) business days or more (depending on your housing authority) to receive it. 

Step 2: Contact Wake County Housing Authority.  It is your responsibility to contact the Portability Specialist to confirm your paperwork was received. 

Contact Name/Portability Specialist:   Alicia Jackson

Public Housing Authority:  Wake County Housing Authority

Mailing Address:  P.O.  Box 399, Zebulon, NC 27597

Physical Address: 100 Shannon Drive, Zebulon, NC 27597

Telephone:  919-269-6404 ext. 215

Fax:  919-269-2196


Wake County Housing Authority is currently BILLING!

WCHA will reference the following chart in determining the appropriate voucher size for a family.

Persons in Household                            Voucher Size

(Minimum - Maximum)

1-2                                                       1 Bedroom

3-4                                                       2 Bedroom

5-6                                                       3 Bedroom

7-8                                                       4 Bedroom

9-10                                                     5 Bedroom

WCHA Payment Standards by unit bedrooms - Effective November 1, 2023.

Efficiency   1 BR      2 BR      3 BR        4 BR       5 BR       6 BR

$1,569    $1,612   $1,810   $2,238    $2,982   $3,428    $3,876

Please allow within 3-5 business days to be contacted after your port documents have been received from your initial Housing Authority.

The total process to be ported into WCHA can take between 4 - 6 weeks.

Step 3: WCHA Review.
Once you've confirmed that your paperwork was received, the Portability Specialist will need to review it, and contact you within 3-5 business days to confirm your information. Additional documentation may be required.

Step 4: Briefing (Virtual) Once your paperwork is determined to be complete, you will be invited to attend a virtual briefing. Please contact the Portability Specialist to provide a current email address and a physical mailing address.  The average time to schedule a briefing is 10-14 business days from the date the Specialist has received all required documentation. After the commencement of the Briefing, you will receive a Wake County Housing Choice Voucher and moving packet. 

Step 5: Find Housing. You search for a unit and give the landlord the moving packet to complete. Either the landlord or the client can submit the packet to our office. 

Step 6: Inspection & Final Contract Process. Once the moving packet is submitted, it is another 7-10 business days until it is processed and moved to Inspection. If the unit passes Inspection, the Contracts & Leasing Department. will finalize your portion of the rent and send the contract to the landlord.