Central Texas Council of Governments

2180 North Main
Belton, Bell County, Texas
(254) 770-2300

Central Texas Council of Governments is a public housing agency in Belton, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. As of February 17th, 2019, Central Texas Council of Governments has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The  Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, and San Saba Counties, Texas. Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on February 20th, 2019.

Central Texas Council of Governments serves Bell County, Coryell County, Hamilton County, Lampasas County, Milam County, Mills County and San Saba County.

Waiting List Statuses
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 Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, and San Saba Counties, Texas. Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

Open Central Texas Council of Governments Waiting Lists

Open Now:  Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, and San Saba Counties, Texas. Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  February 14th, 2019  at 08:30 AM  CT - February 20th, 2019 at 11:00 PM CT
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Displaced by Natural Disaster.  Victims of Domestic Violence.  Displaced by Government Action.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon from February 14, 2019 at 8:30 am CT, until February 21, 2019, or until 2500 applications have been submitted. It was last open in February, 2015.

To apply, complete the online application here.

The CTCOG staff will be available to applicants needing additional help completing the online application, on February 14 and 15, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, CT and February 19, 20, and 21, 2019 between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, CT at the CTOG office located at 2180 North Main Street, Belton, Texas, 76513

This waiting list has the following preferences: Victims of Domestic Violence, Displaced by Government Action, or Displaced by Natural Disaster.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CTOG website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (254) 770-2300.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/15/2019.

About Central Texas Council of Governments

More information about Central Texas Council of Governments can be found on its website at http://ctcog.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/17/2019, it is not known if Central Texas Council of Governments is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Central Texas Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Central Texas Council of Governments manages 2,338 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,104 13 7 55 154
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $500 $583 $410 $798 $359
Monthly Cost $1,052,232 $7,582 $2,867 $43,905 $55,271

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Central Texas Council of Governments

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 18% having issued approximately 124 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 35 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $13,067 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

58% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 66% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Central Texas Council of Governments Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Central Texas Council of Governments voucher holders in 2016 was $357 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $576. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.