Citizens Asked to Report Damages
Governor Abbott has announced a statewide effort to collect damage assessment data for this unprecedented winter storm. This information is being collected to help officials across the state gain an understanding of damages for individuals throughout Texas.
Our objective in this effort is to demonstrate the scale of this disaster at the local level. To be successful, we need residents of Deep East Texas who have suffered damages from the winter storm to report your damages online.
The success of this effort will help determine the types and amounts of federal recovery aid that will be available to your community. Thank you for participating!
To complete the survey, you can click on the link below or scan the QR code.
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TDEM Launches Call Center To Assist Texans
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), with the assistance of the Texas Military Department, has launched a call center to assist Texans, who have limited or no internet access, with completing the State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT).
Texans can call 844-844-3089 between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM seven days a week to submit their disaster damage information. This call center is specifically for Texans who are unable to submit information through the online iSTAT tool. Even if your damage was covered by insurance, you are still encouraged to submit your damage information, either by phone or online.
If you do have internet access, click the link below to submit the iSTAT online.
DETCOG Sponsoring Grant Writing, Management Workshops Through Grant Writing USA
Whether you're wanting to learn how to find and write proposals for grants, or wanting to manage and stay in compliance with grants that they have already received, these workshops are for you. (Both workshops will be held in a virtual, Zoom format)
Click the links below for more information and to register.
There Are Multiple Ways to Apply For FEMA Assistance
We currently have eleven counties in the DETCOG region that have been approved for Individual Assistance from FEMA. Those counties include:
If you are located in one of these eleven counties, refer to the graphic below on how to apply for FEMA Assistance today.
Pre-Applications for Rental Assistance Waiting List Lottery
The Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority (DETCOG) will open its waiting list lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and begin accepting
pre-applications on Monday, March 1, 2021.
Click the link below for more information.
1405 Kurth Drive, Lufkin, TX 75904-1929
email@example.com | Tel: 936-634-2247
Normal Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 to 12 and 1 to 4:30
The fastest way to receive a response from DETCOG is to call or send an email directly to the program you are trying to reach. Contact information for each department can be found under the Programs tab. You may also email a general inquiry to or use the form below.