DETCOG Accepting Pre-Applications for Rental Assistance Waiting List Lottery

LUFKIN, TX – 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
Authorities office, nor by fax or mail.
The date and time the pre-application is submitted during the waiting list lottery opening
period do not determine whether a pre-application will be selected for the waiting list.
Pre-applications will be selected using a random lottery system. DETCOG will accept
1,000 applications during the waiting list lottery opening period. Applicants will be
placed on the waiting list by random lottery and according to DETCOG preference(s).
Applicants - will be notified of waiting list status by September 15, 2021, through
their waitlistcheck.com login.
Preferences include: 1) Families who live or work in the DETCOG Regional Housing
Authority service area, including Angelina, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Newton, Polk,
Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler .~ Counties (Houston
The county does not include Houston, Texas nor any part of Harris County, Texas; Tyler
The county does not include Tyler, Texas nor any part of Smith County, Texas); 2) Veterans
and veterans' families; 3) Victims of domestic violence; and 4) Families whose head, co-
head or spouse is disabled.
Pre-applications will be accepted online at  https://www.waitlistcheck.com/TX2875   and
may be submitted anytime day or night during the waiting list lottery opening from any
computer or mobile device with internet access. Any computer or mobile device with
internet access can be used to complete the pre-application. Request for a reasonable
accommodation can be made by calling our office at (936) 634-2247, Ext 5262. There is
no cost to apply for housing and a credit report is not needed to apply.
No applicant has the right nor is entitled to be listed on the waiting list, or to any
particular position on the waiting list. Placement on the waiting list does not indicate that
the family is eligible for assistance. Receiving assistance is subject to eligibility
requirements.

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