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NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN

AND ANNUAL PHA PLAN

 

The Deep East Texas Council of Governments - Regional Housing Authority announces a public comment period for proposed changes to the Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan, and Annual PHA Plan.   DETCOG will receive written comments regarding the proposed changes during a 45-day public comment period to commence April 10, 2022, through May 26, 2022.  

All written comments may be emailed  to housing@detcog.gov, faxed to (844) 975-1212, or mailed to the following address:

 

Deep East Texas Council of Governments

Attn:  Housing Choice Voucher Program

1405 Kurth Dr, Lufkin, Texas 75904

 

A copy of the proposed changes to either plan is available on our website at www.dethousing.org, or a copy may be requested by email at housing@detcog.gov, by fax at (844) 975-1212 or by calling our office at (936) 238-7771.

The Resident Advisory Board will discuss the proposed changes on Wednesday, April 6, at 11:00 a.m. at the Nehemiah Family Life Center, 640 Pollard St, Jasper, Texas 75951, and again on Thursday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. at the Abundant Life United Methodist Church, 1715 Sayers, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

 

The DETCOG Housing Advisory Committee will discuss the proposed changes on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Windham Civic Center, 146 Express Blvd, Center, TX 75935.

 

The Board of Directors for the Deep East Texas Council of Governments will meet on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center, 3805 NW Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964, to conduct a Public Hearing and consider adopting proposed changes to the Administrative Plan and Annual PHA Plan for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

 

If you have any questions regarding the proposed policy changes, please call (936) 634-2247 extension 5262.

April 1, 2022

NOTICE OF PROPOSED UTILITY ALLOWANCE REVISION

 

The DETCOG Regional Housing Authority will be making an adjustment to its utility allowances effective July 1, 2022. This adjustment is due to changes in utility rates determined by the utility companies.

 

This notice advises that, if approved, the new utility allowances will take effect on July 1, 2022, and will be applied to the family’s rent and subsidy calculations at their first annual reexamination that is effective after the allowances are adopted.

Anyone can review or request a copy of the proposed utility schedules on our website, by mail at 1405 Kurth Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904, by phone at (936) 238-7771 or by email at housing@detcog.gov.

The DETCOG Housing Advisory Committee will discuss the proposed changes on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Windham Civic Center, 146 Express Blvd, Center, TX 75935.

 

The Board of Directors for the Deep East Texas Council of Governments will meet on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center, 3805 NW Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964, to conduct a Public Hearing and consider adopting proposed changes to the Utility Allowances Schedules for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

 

DETCOG Regional Housing Authority

April 1, 2022

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

The DETCOG Housing Authority applied and was approved for a waiver to set payment standards at 120% of FMR for families in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, including VASH participants, who are rent burdened, meaning they are paying more than 30% of adjusted income for rent.  This payment standard will take effect 9/1/2022.  Tenants affected will generally see an increase in the amount of HAP assistance paid by DETCOG to their landlord, lowering the family portion.  This waiver is temporary and expires 12/31/2022, however, the payment standard for these families will remain in effect for as long as they remain in their current unit.  Once a family moves from the unit occupied on 9/1/2022, the payment standard applied will revert to the published rate of 110% FMR.  Contact your Housing Specialist if you have any questions.