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Texoma Council of Governments

1117 Gallagher, Suite 210
Sherman, Grayson County, Texas 75090

Texoma Council of Governments is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of October 31st, 2020, Texoma Council of Governments has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Fannin County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Texoma Council of Governments serves Fannin County and Grayson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Fannin County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Grayson County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Texoma Council of Governments Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Texoma Council of Governments Website: http://www.texoma.cog.tx.us/departments/client-services.

Texoma Council of Governments Phone: (903) 813-3521.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 16, 2020, the Texoma Council of Governments office is closed to the public, but staff is communicating by phone and mail. Applications can be mailed out to interested applicants, and a drop box is located outside of the office. There is also an intercom to speak with a staffer, such as a caseworker.

Open Until Further Notice: Fannin County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Fannin County is currently open. Applications are being accepted on Tuesdays only from January 28, 2020 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application from the TEAM Center, located at 806 W. 16th Street in Bonham, TX on Tuesdays from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

A list of required documents can be found here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 $19,650-$22,100 | 5 $30,300-$34,100
  • 2 $22,450-$25,250 | 6 $31,440-$36,600
  • 3 $25,250-$28,400 | 7 $34,800-$39,150
  • 4 $28,050-$31,550 | 8 $37,050-$41,650

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the TCOG website.

Sources: This information was verified by the TCOG website, as of January 22, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Fannin 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 (903) 893-2161.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/27/2020.

Other Texoma Council of Governments Waiting Lists

Closed: Grayson County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Grayson County is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on March 11, 2020 and March 12, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applications were required to visit the TCOG.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the TCOG website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Texoma Council of Governments, as of March 6, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Grayson County, Texas.

Last Updated on 09/08/2020.

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.

Representatives of Texoma Council of Governments may be available by phone at (903) 813-3521. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of October 31st, 2020, it is not known if Texoma Council of Governments is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 04/04/2019, Texoma Council of Governments is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Texoma Council of Governments manages 482 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 358 12 7 4 52 49
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $500 $328 $730 $980 $439 $392
Monthly Cost $178,930 $3,930 $5,112 $3,921 $22,819 $19,185

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.