Section 8 Housing

Texoma Affordable Housing Study

A Rental Market Study 2008- 2012 Download

The Texoma Affordable Housing Market Study originated as a strategic plan, devised by TCOG, to better understand the rental market in the Texoma Region

Section 8 Housing

Rental Assistance

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance payments to private landlords. This program offers eligible participants the ability to rent decent, safe housing and pay no more than 40% of their income for rent. There are subsidies available for one, two, three, and four bedroom homes including apartments, mobile homes, duplexes or any kind of dwelling that meets the standards set by the program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How do I receive a Section 8 voucher?
  • Contact our office at 903-813-3536 to find out if we're currently accepting applications.
  • Is Section 8 available where I live?
  • TCOG currently only administers the Section 8 program in Fannin and Grayson Counties. Visit U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to find agencies who administer the Section 8 HCV Program in other areas.
  • Are there any other agencies that offer the Section 8 program in the Texoma region?
  • Yes. Grayson County Housing Authority administers a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and the Gainesville Housing Authority operates a Section 8 Program in Cooke County.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

The Goal

The goal of the TCOG Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is to provide clients with the tools necessary to achieve financial self sufficiency.

Eligibility

Eligible clients are residents in the Section 8 Housing Program who enter into a contract of participation which identifies individual goals that once accomplished will result in achieving self sufficiency. When a client's income increases, the increased portion to the rental amount goes into an interest bearing escrow account which the client will receive after completion of the contract of participation.

Services/Referrals

    Training
  1. Homemaking, parenting skills and money management
  2. Homeownership Counseling
  3. One-on-one home ownership counseling available
  4. Referrals
  5. Transportation
  6. Job Training
  7. Child Care
  8. Education
  9. Substance Abuse Treatment
  10. Other Resources
  11. Additional resources available based on individual contract of participation

FSS Newsletter

Committee Members

Fannin County
  • Barbra Phillips, Vice Chairman
  • Kyle Beard, Chairman
  • Amanda Williams
  • Bill McCormick
  • Billy Mason
  • Eliseo Hinijos
  • Mercedes Garza
  • Raymond Padilla, Jr.
  • Roy Domes
  • Terry Carr
Grayson County
  • Barbra Phillips, Vice Chairman
  • Claudia Barnes, Vice Chairman
  • Veda Henry, Chairman
  • Michael Armstrong
  • Pam Polk
  • Sharon Nicholas
  • Terrence Steele
  • Travis Peterson
  • Vicky Hestand
  • Virginia Rhodes

Meeting Agendas

    Section 8 HCV Homeownership Program

    The American Dream

    The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program helps families to achieve the American dream of homeownership.

    Enriched Education & Assistance

      The families who are currently participating in the program receive educational instruction in the following areas:
    1. Creating a satisfactory credit history
    2. Saving for a down payment and closing costs
    3. Utilizing independent inspections
    4. Obtaining Homebuyer Education Certifications

    Success Rate

    Families may purchase an existing or newly-constructed home. This year we have celebrated with eight families who have realized their dream of owning their own home.