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Eligibility will not be determined at the time you apply. Rather, eligibility will be determined in the order you are called from the waitlist for an eligibility interview. In the eligibility interview, that determination will be made. Terrell Housing Department will review the following eligibility categories to determine if you qualify:
Once families are placed onto the Waiting List, applicable preferences are applied. A preference moves the family ahead of all other families that do not have preferences. Preferences are given to the elderly, disabled, and families with children.
Verification of most preferences will be reviewed at the time of your screening interview. However, if involuntary displacement preference is selected, you will be required to submit verification documents within a certain time frame. If your preference documentation is not approved your name will be placed back on the waiting list without preference.
HCV (Section 8)
Maximum Household Income for each Family Size
If you are on our waiting list for the HCV program, you must keep all your information up to date. For your convenience, you may create an applicant portal account at Assistance Connect website. In the applicant portal, you can:
AssistanceCheck is an easy and convenient way to make updates to your housing application without having to make a trip to our office or sending updates in the mail. You are highly encouraged to create an AssistanceCheck account.
When your name reaches the top of the waiting list, Terrell Housing Department will send a letter inviting your family to an eligibility interview. Terrell Housing Department will use the most current address listed on your application. Failure to keep a current mailing address could result in missing your interview and having your application withdrawn.
You may also send a message to Housing Department's email to update your information. When sending emails to update your contact information, please include your name, birthdate and the last four digits of your social security number for identification purposes.
Please note that a change of address with the United States Postal Office is not sufficient for a change of address with our office.
Yes, you do need an email address to complete an application and to access Assistance Connect website. The application portal provides an opportunity for applicants to create an email address.
If you are eligible to be placed on the waiting list, you will need an email address to access the applicant portal. Through the applicant portal you can obtain information about your waitlist status, update your contact information, and more.
It is strongly recommended that you create an email account if you do not have one. This can be done through Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft, and a few other email account servers. An email can be created with no cost to the creator.