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If a family is interested in transferring their voucher to the Beaufort Housing Authority (BHA), they must first contact their Initial Housing Authority (IHA) and request to port. The Beaufort Housing Authority jurisdiction covers Beaufort County.

Completed Portability Packets can be sent to:

The Beaufort Housing Authority
P.O. Box 1104
Beaufort , SC 29901

Attn: David Lavendol
Phone: 843-525-7059
Fax: 843-525-7090
Email David Lavendol (preferred method)

Once the completed portability packet is sent from the Initial Housing Authority, the family should print the application and participant responsibilities packet from the link below. These should be filled out completely. Once completed the family should contact the BHA to set an appointment date and time to receive a voucher. The BHA must have the following for all household members:

  • Copies of Birth Certificates
  • Copies of Social Security Cards
  • Copies of Driver’s License/picture ID for anyone 18 and older in the household

The Receiving Housing Authority (RHA), BHA, abides by the issue and expiration dates of the voucher that was issued by the family’s Initial Housing Authority. BHA will automatically extend the expiration date of the voucher an additional 30 days in accordance with HUD portability policies. Please use voucher time wisely and be aware of the expiration date. If there are any special needs, the family may request a reasonable accommodation. Please be sure to inform BHA, in writing, if you move from your current unit in your leased jurisdiction and provide current mailing information.

BHA is not responsible for any rental assistance until the unit has passed inspection and the Dwelling Lease and Housing Assistance Payment Contract have been executed.

HCV Application

HCV Responsibilities