Central Texas Council of Governments Housing Assistance Program



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Instructions

Welcome to Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program


The HCV Program is a federally funded program that subsidizes safe, decent, and
sanitary housing for low-income persons. Applicants must meet all U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development income and eligibility requirements.


PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW CAREFULLY. DO NOT SKIP DIRECTLY TO THE APPLICATION.


WHEN
: The open enrollment period will be from Monday, January 3, 2022, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time


PLEASE NOTE: Applications will be placed in order by date and time, then preference points

HOW: Applications will be accepted online only. Only one application per household will
be accepted. Duplicate or fraudulent pre-applications will be rejected. Paper applications
will not be distributed or accepted If you need assistance in another language, Google Translate will
assist you during the application process.


WHERE: Applications can be submitted ONLINE with the use of a personal computer,
laptop, smartphone, or tablet. There is no requirement to come to the agency’s office. The county
Public Libraries have branches throughout with public computers and free Wi-Fi. CTCOG Housing Division at 2180 N. Main Street, Belton Texas 76513 and will also have staff available to
assist applicants Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


INFORMATION NEEDED: Full legal names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, and income information
for every person in the household. You must enter your total household income on the application. If
your household has no income from any sources, you must enter zero in the income field. The
information you provide must be truthful and complete to the best of your knowledge. An email
addresses or phone number will be required. If you do not have an e-mail address, the application
process will allow you to create one. As you complete the application process, you will create a login and
password. Please keep this information.


APPLICATION SELECTION:
Once the open enrollment period ends, a computer will randomly determine
your place on the Wait List. Beginning on March 1, 2021, we will post the status information on
www.waitlistcheck.com. Applicants may visit the webpage to check their location on the Wait List. All
eligible applications will be placed on the Wait List; however, this does not guarantee you will be eligible
for assistance.


WAIT TIMES: CTCOG does provide emergency or immediate housing for homeless, those fleeing sexual assault and stalking. If you feel you meet this criteria, please email: intake@ctcog.org to receive a list of partnering agencies for a referral. The amount of time you will wait before your application is selected may be months to years. Voucher turnover and HUD funding may also affect the wait time. You will be notified when your application has been selected. Wait list applicants are required to report, in writing, changes of mailing address and family composition. CTCOG gives preference to applicants who live, or work in San Saba, Mills, Hamilton, Lampasas, Coryell, Bell, and Milam Counties in the state of Texas. If an applicant claims this preference, the applicant will be required to provide proof that they live or work in the counties listed above or did at the time they applied.


REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: It is the policy CTCOG to provide reasonable accommodations
to those persons with disabilities so that they can participate equally in its housing programs. If you
require special assistance with the application process or you do not have internet access, you may
contact our office at (254) 770-2301 for assistance.


MAXIMUM INCOME LIMITS PER HOUSEHOLD SIZE: If your annual, gross household income is at or
below these limits, you may qualify for assistance. (Income limits are subject to change.)
1 person- $23,350
2 persons- $28,950
3 persons- $32,550
4 persons- $36,150
5 persons- $39,050
6 persons- $41,950
7 persons- $44,850
8 persons- $47,750