HCVP Participants

As a current participant in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), you have an opportunity to select and rent decent and affordable homes in the private market.¬†Participants residing in voucher units pay 30% of their income for rent and utilities.¬†Housing subsidies are paid directly to the landlord on the participant’s behalf. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.

Tenant-Based Voucher participants are eligible to move or transfer after 12 months of holding their lease.


“Portability” in the HCV program refers to the process through which the family can transfer or “port” their rental subsidy when they move to a location outside the jurisdiction of the public housing agency (PHA) that first gave them the voucher when they were selected for the program.

New families may not be able to port immediately; they may have to live in the jurisdiction of the initial PHA for a year before they can port.  Initial PHAs may allow moves during this one-year period.

  • Initial PHAs -The PHA that first gave the voucher to the individual when they were selected for the program.
  • Receiving PHAs– The agency that will administer assistance in the area to which the individual moves

If you are interested in porting your voucher to our jurisdiction you must first contact the administrator of your housing choice voucher and inform them you would like to have your voucher ported to Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Email documents to:


Mail documents to:

Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Leasing Department
918 Chamberlayne Parkway, Richmond, VA 23220

Fax documents to:

Leasing Department at 804-644-1445.