DETCOG Accepting Pre-Applications for Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List Lottery

 

DETCOG Accepting Pre-Applications for Housing Choice Voucher Program 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 Thursday, December 5,2019 at 8:00 a.m. CT through Friday, January 3,2020 at 5:00 p.m. CT. Pre-applications will be accepted online at
https://www.waitlistcheck.com/TX2875 and will NOT be accepted at the Housing Authority's office, nor by fax or mail.

 

The date and time the pre-application is submitted during the waiting list lottery opening period does not determine whether a pre-application will be selected for the waiting list. Pre-applications will be selected using a random lottery system. DETCOG will accept 1,000 applications during the waiting list lottery opening period. Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery and according to DETCOG preference(s). Applicants - will be notified of waiting list status by February 19, 2020 through their waitlistcheck.com login.

 

Preferences include: 1) Families who live or work in the DETCOG Regional Housing Authority service area, including: Angelina, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler .~ Counties (Houston County does not include Houston, Texas nor any part of Harris County, Texas; Tyler County does not include Tyler, Texas nor any part of Smith County, Texas); 2) Veterans and veterans' families; 3) Victims of domestic violence; and 4) Families whose head, co-head or spouse is disabled.

 

Pre-applications will be accepted on-line at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/TX2875  and may be submitted anytime day or night during the waiting list lottery opening from any computer or mobile device with internet access. Any computer or mobile device with internet access can be used to complete the pre- application. Request for a reasonable accommodation can be made by calling our office at (409) 384-5704, Ext 5262. There is no cost to apply for housing and a credit report is not needed to apply.

 

No applicant has the right nor is entitled to be listed on the waiting list, or to any particular position on the waiting list. Placement on the waiting list does not indicate that the family is, in fact, eligible for assistance. Receiving assistance is subject to eligibility requirements.

DETCOG Accepting Applications for Solid Waste Grants

 

DETCOG Accepting Applications for Solid Waste Grants

 

Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) is now taking applications for funding of Solid Waste Projects for FY 2020.  DETCOG anticipates awarding grants totaling $65,000.00 in FY 2020. 

 

Applications for projects in the following categories will be accepted:  Local

Enforcement, Litter and Illegal Dumping Cleanup and Community Collection Events, Source Reduction and Recycling, Local Solid Waste Management, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Management, Technical Studies, Educational and Training Projects, and other projects not included in these categories which meet TCEQ criteria.

 

Expected to be consideration during the funding will be up to five (5)

Individual grants, not to exceed $13,000.00.  Each application will be judged by

the DETCOG Regional Solid Waste Advisory Committee (RSWAC) in accordance with the RSWAC Project Review and Scoring Guidelines and DETCOG’s Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.

 

The grants are available to Cities, Counties, Public Schools, School Districts, River Authorities as well as General and Special Law Districts with the authority and responsibility for water quality protection or municipal solid waste management.  The applicants must be located within Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler counties to be eligible to apply. Funding for the DETCOG Solid Waste Grants comes from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). 

 

Applications are available on DETCOG’s website at www.detcog.gov. They are due back to DETCOG by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020.   For more information, or to request an application packet, please contact Regional Services Specialist Carolyn Stephenson by email at CStephenson@detcog.org or by phone at (409) 384-5704 ext. 5353.

 

Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan

Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan Updated

 

Following a public hearing and a 30-day comment period, the DETCOG Board of Directors approved an update to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Administrative Plan during its regular monthly meeting on September 26.  The Administrative Plan sets forth policy and guidelines for the Housing Choice Voucher Program which is operated by the DETCOG Regional Housing Authority.  The revised plan is available on our Housing Department website at www.dethousing.org.  It can also be reviewed at the offices of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments at  210 Premier Drive in Jasper during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 p.m Monday-Friday). 

A Fun Volunteer Opportunity!

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Volunteers needed to assist with an Active Older Adults Day Camp at Camp Cullen in Trinity. Volunteers needed to escort groups, provide companionship, help at game stations & maybe even have some fun! Dates you are needed: Oct. 17, Nov. 14, & Dec. 5 - Call Renee' if you are interested: 409-698-4439

 

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