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Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Brazos Valley Council of Governments Housing Choice Voucher Program wants to help you achieve independence, self sufficiency and success.

Welcome to the BVCOG Housing Choice Voucher Program!

We look forward to working with you to achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and success.

The BVCOG Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally-funded program for providing housing assistance to very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford healthy and safe housing in the private market.  Housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual directly to a landlord or property owner.  Participants in the program are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments.  The participant has the freedom to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program.

A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program.  This unit may include the family’s present residence.  Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) established by the Housing and Urban Development Department.  A housing subsidy is paid directly to the landlord by BVCOG on behalf of the participating family.  The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.  Under the BVCOG Homeownership Program, a family may even use its voucher to purchase a modest home.

Eligibility for a housing voucher is determined by BVCOG based on the total annual gross income and family size and is limited to US citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status.  In general, the family’s income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which the family chooses to live.  However, since the demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limited resources available to BVCOG, long waiting periods are common. Assistance may only be provided to families who will reside in the following Texas counties: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes (excluding the City of Navasota), Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington (excluding the City of Brenham).

Applicant/Tenant/Landlord Portal NOW available to update for Housing Choice Voucher registrants.

Individuals must have an active email account. Those who are in need of an email address may obtain a free email account through an internet provider of their choice.

Applicant Portal

BVCOG Housing Authority has implemented a secure, web-based Portal tool in an effort to better serve Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) applicants on the waiting list, tenant, and property owners currently on our program. 

If you wish to check on your application on the waitlist or apply to get on the waitlist click below


APPLICANT PORTAL

Tenant Portal

If you are currently on the Housing Choice Voucher Program as an active resident, click on the button below to access the Tenant Portal.


TENANT PORTAL

Landlord Portal (NEW!)

BVCOG is pleased to announce the availability of a NEW landlord portal. Landlord/Owners should receive a letter with a registration code and instructions on how to access the new site. Click the link below to access the NEW Landlord Portal. If you need assistance, please contact 979-595-2800.

LANDLORD PORTAL

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