Texoma Council of Governments

1117 Gallagher, Suite 320
Sherman, Grayson County, Texas
(903) 813-3521

Texoma Council of Governments is a public housing agency in Sherman, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Texoma Council of Governments serves Fannin County and Grayson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Fannin County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Grayson County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Texoma Council of Governments Waiting Lists

Closed: Fannin County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) Fannin County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in November 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an application at the TEAM Center.

This waiting list has no preferences.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the TCOG website, or call the office at (903) 813-3536.

Last Updated on 06/13/2017.

Closed: Grayson County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) Grayson County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in December 2016, and before that in December 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an application at the TCOG office.

This waiting list has no preferences.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the TCOG website, or call the office at (903) 813-3536.

Last Updated on 06/13/2017.

About Texoma Council of Governments

More information about Texoma Council of Governments can be found on its website at http://www.texoma.cog.tx.us/departments/client-services.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/17/2019, it is not known if Texoma 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 Texoma Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Texoma Council of Governments manages 520 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 386 13 4 4 65 48
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $467 $330 $768 $1,482 $436 $364
Monthly Cost $180,179 $4,291 $3,073 $5,926 $28,328 $17,455

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Texoma 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 7% having issued approximately 70 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,245 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

44% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

41% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Texoma Council of Governments Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Texoma Council of Governments voucher holders in 2016 was $309 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $486. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $122.



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.