Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority

210 Premier Drive
Jasper, Jasper County, Texas 75951

Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of December 1st, 2021, Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority serves Angelina County, Hardin County, Houston County, Jasper County, Newton County, Polk County, Sabine County, San Augustine County, San Jacinto County, Shelby County, Trinity County and Tyler County.

Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority also serves Jefferson County and Nacogdoches County for special projects.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Multi-County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

Open Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Website: https://www.dethousing.org/.

Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Phone: (409) 384-5704.

Open Now: Multi-County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority (DETCOG) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

DETCOG is accepting Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from November 1, 2021 at 8:00 am, until December 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm CT.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • 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 County does not include Houston, Texas nor any part of Harris County, Texas; Tyler County does not include Tyler, Texas nor any part of Smith County, Texas) (100 points)
  • Veterans and veterans' families (5 points)
  • Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking referred by a partnering service agency or consortia, or a religious organization (5 points)
  • Families whose head, co-head or spouse is disabled (5 points)

1,500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the DETCOG website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DETCOG public notice on October 21, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Angelina, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler County, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (409) 384-5704, Ext 5262.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/01/2021.

About Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority

More information about Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.dethousing.org/.

Representatives of Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority may be available by phone at (409) 384-5704. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of December 1st, 2021, it is not known if Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 05/29/2018, Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority manages 1,663 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,367 18 5 49 73 143
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $565 $503 $268 $731 $450 $457
Monthly Cost $772,617 $9,054 $1,339 $35,812 $32,876 $65,281

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority

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 9% having issued approximately 199 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $12,604 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% 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.

57% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 77% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 50% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $301 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $526. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $94.



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.