Moving in or to the City of San Diego

Moving into the City of San Diego with Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance from another agency is known as “porting in.”

The San Diego Housing Commission’s (SDHC) jurisdiction is within the City of San Diego (ZIP codes that begin with 921, including 92037).

To qualify to move with your voucher, either within the City of San Diego, or outside of SDHC’s jurisdiction:

  • You must have been a rental assistance participant for at least 12 months.
  • You cannot have moved within that 12-month period.
  • You must not be in violation of any program rules.
  • You must not have any outstanding payments owed to SDHC.

A household that is receiving rental assistance from another agency and wishes to move into SDHC’s jurisdiction is required to follow the steps below.

For a printable version of the following Step-by-Step Guide, CLICK HERE