Are you a current HASCO client wanting to port-out (move) to another housing authority’s jurisdiction?
Are you requesting to port to the Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO)?
To port to the Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO), the following steps need to be taken:
- Contact your current housing authority specialist to begin the portability process. If you are eligible to port, your housing authority will issue you a voucher to allow you to port here.
- Your current specialist will need to send your portability documentation to HASCO’s portability specialist by one of the following contact methods:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org *PREFERRED
- Fax: (425)290-5618 (Attn: PORTABILITY)
- Mailing:Housing Authority of Snohomish County, Attn: Portability,12711 4th Ave W Everett, WA 98204
HASCO is not absorbing vouchers; we are billing the initial housing authority.
- Within 5-10 business days of your current housing specialist notifying you that your paperwork has been sent to HASCO, you will be contacted by the HASCO portability specialist regarding your portability briefing.
If you have not heard from HASCO regarding your portability documentation within 5 business days of your paperwork being sent, you should contact our office.
- You will meet individually with the portability specialist. The portability specialist will contact you when your portability folder is ready to be picked up.
When you come into our office, please inform the client service representative that you are a portability client and have been notified to come into the office for a briefing with the portability specialist.
- When you meet with the portability specialist, they will give you a voucher issued from HASCO and other necessary paperwork that all adult household members will need to sign.
You will also be provided documents regarding HASCO’s policies, the family obligations, and some helpful information to assist you in your search for housing. The portability specialist will go over all the documents in the portability folder and answer any questions you may have.
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
HASCO does not participate in the FSS program. If you are porting to our area and you are a current FSS participant, please discuss with your current FSS case worker how a portability move will affect your FSS participation.
Payment Standards and Voucher Size
Payment standards are the maximum amounts family units can subsidized for. HASCO’s payment standards are based on the number of bedrooms in the unit.
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Payment Standards Effective October 1, 2016
Bedrooms Payment Standard
HASCO determines the appropriate number of bedrooms that a voucher can be issued for under the Housing Authority of Snohomish County’s subsidy standards. Your family will be issued a voucher based on the household composition. The family unit size does not dictate the size of unit the family must actually lease, nor does it determine who will share a bedroom/sleeping room within a household.
The portability specialist will not know what bedroom size voucher or what rent amounts you qualify for until HASCO receives your portability documents from your current housing authority.
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