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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, November 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. CT through Friday, November 30, 2018 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, by fax or by mail.


Lottery: The date and time the pre-application is submitted during the waiting list lottery opening period does 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 DETRHA preference(s).  Applicants will be notified of waiting list status by January 15, 2019.


Preferences include: 1) Families who have been involuntarily displaced as a result of natural disaster or government action; 2) Families who live or work in the DETRHA service area, including: Angelina, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler Counties (Houston County does not include Houston, Texas; Tyler County does not include Tyler, Texas); 3) Veterans and veterans’ families; 4) Victims of domestic violence;  5) Families participating in an anti-poverty project; and 6) Families whose head, co-head or spouse is disabled


How to Apply:  Pre-applications will be accepted on-line and may be submitted anytime day or night during the waiting list lottery opening from any computer or mobile device with internet access. 


Reasonable Accommodation:  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 (409) 384-5704, Ext 5310.


NO Charge to Apply: 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 01waiting list, or to any particular position on the waiting list. Placement on the waiting list does not indicate that the family is, in fact, eligible for assistance. Receiving assistance is subject to eligibility requirements. 

East Texas Press

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Lindale, TX 75771
Office: (936) 254-5050

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