The Deep East Texas Council of Governments and Economic Development District (DETCOG) offices have relocated to their new regional headquarters in Lufkin, Texas. Operations began in the new facility on Monday, December 9th. The new physical and mailing address is: Deep East Texas Council of Governments, 1405 Kurth Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904-1929
All existing DETCOG telephone numbers will continue to function at the new location for some time to allow for a smooth transition. However, the fax number has changed to 936-639-2700.
For the time being, DETCOG’s main switchboard number remains (409) 384-5704. The number for the DETCOG Regional Housing Authority is (409) 381-5262. Housing clients are seen by appointment only, so anyone with a housing issue should call ahead to schedule an appointment. Most housing issues including new applications can also be handled online at www.dethousing.org.
DETCOG was organized in late 1966 and its original location was in Diboll. The agency moved to Jasper in the early 1970’s with space originally provided by the City of Jasper. For the past 19 years DETCOG leased a building from the City of Jasper.
“Jasper has been a great home for DETCOG for many years,” said DETCOG Executive Director Lonnie Hunt. “We appreciate the good working relationship we have with the City of Jasper, and their cooperation during this time of transition. Even though our office is moving, we will continue to work hard to benefit the Jasper area and all of Deep East Texas.”
The new facility will place DETCOG in a central location for the 12-county Deep East Texas Region and will allow all its programs to be housed under one roof for the first time in a number of years.
A dedication program and open house at the new facility is planned for January 10 at 1:30 pm