Emergency Housing Vouchers
The DETCOG Regional Housing Authority has a limited number of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs), which are special-purpose vouchers to assist individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking or were recently homeless and providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.
The EHVs can only be provided to families referred to DETCOG by one of the partnering service providers listed below. If you believe you may be eligible for assistance, please contact one of the service providers listed below.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is administered by the Housing Authority to make housing assistance payments to private landlords for eligible families, senior citizens, disabled and handicapped persons. This program enables eligible persons to rent privately owned existing, decent, safe, and sanitary housing within the DETCOG Region as well as Hardin County. There are rent subsidies available for zero, one, two, three and four bedroom homes, apartments, mobile homes, duplexes or any kind of dwelling that meets the standards set by the program.
The DETCOG jurisdiction includes the following Texas counties: Angelina County, Hardin County, Houston County (Houston County does not include Houston, TX nor any part of Harris County), Jasper County, Newton County, Polk County, Sabine County, San Augustine County, San Jacinto County, Shelby County, Trinity County and Tyler County (Tyler County does not include Tyler, TX nor any part of Smith County).
Local preferences include families who live or work within the DETCOG jurisdiction, veterans/veterans families, victims of domestic violence, and disabled families.
Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (VASH)
The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program for homeless veterans combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics. Homeless veterans are screened by the VA and then referred to DETCOG.
To apply or for more information, contact:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs National Call Center
DETCOG VASH Coordinator
(936) 634-2247, Ext 5335
A referral from the VA is required to participate in
and receive a VASH voucher.
The Salvation Army - (936) 223-6624
Rural Homeless Network - (409) 423-4751
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) - (936) 634-2247
Regional 9-1-1 Network - (409) 381-5252
Family and Youth Services (FAYS) - (936) 634-2247
Brown Family Health - (936) 569-8240
We Are Paperless!!
DETCOG Regional Housing Authority will communicate with you via electronic mail. This means that HCV clients, including landlords, tenants and applicants, receive communications from DETCOG to the email accounts the agency has on file.
Don’t forget to let your case manager know your new email address.