DETCOG Press Release

DETCOG Regional Housing Authority Draft Annual Plan Now Available

May 3, 2021 - A draft copy of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority Annual Plan for its 2021-2022 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 Rental Assistance) is now available for review and comment. This plan contains goals and strategies to promote adequate and affordable housing for low-income families in the Deep East Texas region. Input and support are solicited from all communities.

Jasper County Transfers from DETCOG to SETRPC

April 28, 2021 - Governor Greg Abbott has approved the request of Jasper County to transfer from the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) (State Planning Region 14) to the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) (State Planning Region 15). The transfer effective date is April 27, 2021 although the actual transfer of programs and services will take place over a period of time.

DETCOG Regional Housing Authority Draft Annual Plan Now Available

April 20, 2021 - A draft copy of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority Annual Plan for its 2021-2022 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 Rental Assistance) is now available for review and comment. This plan contains goals and strategies to promote adequate and affordable housing for low-income families in the Deep East Texas region. Input and support are solicited from all communities.

Fair Housing Month Is Coming Up

March 27, 2021 - The Board of Directors of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments and Economic Development District has designated April 2021 as Fair Housing Month in Deep East Texas. Its recently adopted resolution recognizes the significance of Fair Housing Month as an important time to acknowledge, better understand, and support Equal Housing Opportunity.

GLO Awards $32 Million in Flood Mitigation Grants in Deep East Texas

DETCOG Broadband Grant for Northern Newton County Receives $9 Million

March 16, 2021 – Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced Thursday that the General Land Office (GLO) has approved more than $32 million for various projects in Deep East Texas in the second round of grant funding for the GLO’s mitigation grant competitions. Among the projects approved is a rural broadband network to serve northern Newton County.

The grants coming to Deep East Texas include:

DETCOG Accepting Pre-Applications for Rental Assistance Waiting List Lottery

February 23, 2021 - 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 at 8:00 a.m. CT through Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 11:59 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.

DETCOG Sponsoring Grant Writing, Management Workshops

February 9, 2021 - The Deep East Texas Council of Governments is teaming up with Grant Writing USA to sponsor workshops on Grant Writing and Administration. These workshops will be for people that are wanting to learn how to find and write proposals for grants, as well as people that are wanting to manage and stay in compliance with grants that they have already received. Due to COVID-19, both workshops will be held in a virtual, Zoom format.
 

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