DETCOG Press Release

DETCOG Accepting Pre-Applications for Rental Assistance Waiting List Lottery

June 29, 2021 – 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 Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. CT through Friday, July 31,2021 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.

DETCOG Regional Housing Authority Draft Annual Plan Now Available

June 10, 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.

DETCOG Sponsoring a Fair Housing Seminar

June 8, 2021 - Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) will be holding a Fair Housing Seminar on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The event will be held from 10am to noon, both online and at the DETCOG office at 1405 Kurth Drive in Lufkin.

Speakers for the seminar include Melaney Morris from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Keegan Warren-Clem. Ms. Warren-Clem is an attorney and adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and McCombs School of Business.

DETCOG Sponsoring Session on Historically Underused Businesses

June 8, 2021 - Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) will be holding a seminar on Historically Underused Businesses (HUB), government contracting and employment. The presentation will explain what they are, how a business can qualify for the designation, registering with governmental agencies and becoming employed by a HUB. The HUB Seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The event will be held from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, both online and at the DETCOG office at 1405 Kurth Drive in Lufkin

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:

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