Regional Housing Authority
The DETCOG Regional Housing Authority improves access to quality housing for everyone and encourages self-sufficiency for low-income families.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
We serve approximately 1,800 households and distribute almost $10 million per year in housing assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This not only promotes fair and affordable housing – it also makes a significant contribution to the regional economy. There is a focus on helping families become self-sufficient and achieve the goal of home ownership. Through our participation in the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program, we have identified homeless veterans living in Deep East Texas and provided them with housing and other assistance.
The Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority (DETRHA) will open its waiting list lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and begin accepting pre-applications on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. CT through Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
Deep East Texas Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority (DETRHA) is happy to be one of the 2018 communities chosen to participate in the ConnectHomeUSA digital inclusion program.
ConnectHomeUSA (formerly ConnectHome Nation) is a movement to bridge the digital divide for public housing residents in the United States under the leadership of EveryoneOn. Through this digital inclusion program, we aim to bridge the digital gap by assisting our clients in receiving devices such as laptops, tablets, and computers. These devices will not only allow residents the opportunity to access internet services but will enable them to continue their personal and professional growth.
in partnership with
DETCOG Regional Housing Authority has partnered with www.GoSection8.com, which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or town-homes in the private market. If you have any questions regarding registering, creating or viewing property listings, please contact the GoSection8 toll-free help line at 1-866-466-7328. It is recommended that Landlords add photos to their listing for better advertising and faster lease up!