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I have a friend receiving section 8 in Haledon NJ. She wants…

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I have a friend receiving section 8 in Haledon NJ. She wants to move to Myrtle Beach SC. Can she transfer her section 8? Does SC have a PHA?

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Just in NJ where she is currently receiving section 8.

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The move is scheduled for the end of 2018

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While Section 8 is a federal program, it is administered by each state housing authority. So, this means that if she is leaving NJ to go to SC, she would have to apply all over again in SC and qualify in SC to get approved there and for them to find any available housing in the area where she is looking to move.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
This answer contradicts what I read online. I will contact the section 8 office in NJ
Real Estate Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Thank you for your reply.

She has to still apply in SC, they control their own housing, so perhaps you misunderstood what you read, but when she gets to SC, she has to reapply for the Section 8 housing there and they have to find available housing for her. If she qualified in NJ, she will likely still qualify in SC, but she needs to reapply as they have residents on their list for housing and she cannot just go ahead of everyone.

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