If you are looking to port, you must find a receiving PHA (Sec 8 Office) in your chosen area willing to accept you into their section 8 housing program. The best way to do this is to go to the Port page on this site.
2. Get Approved for Porting
You get approved 2 ways:
"Absorption": If funds are available, the receiving PHA picks up the tab for your sec 8 payments by absorbing cost into their budget.
"Billing Arrangement": If funds are limited or not available, the receiving PHA can structure a billing arrangement wherein your initial PHA agrees to cover the cost of some or all of your Sec8 payments. Bear in mind, if you're porting into an area with higher rents, your initial PHA may deny your move if they don't have enough money in their budget to cover the increased cost of your HAP contract.
3. When You Find New Rental
Once you find a suitable rental you must contact your caseworker at your new PHA and inform them of your "choice". You must also contact your old PHA so they can iron out the financial details of your move ("billing arrangement" or "absorption") and send your Family Report (HUD-52665) to new PHA.