El Paso County Housing Authority

650 NE G Avenue
Fabens, El Paso County, Texas
(915) 764-3559

El Paso County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Fabens, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

El Paso County Housing Authority serves El Paso County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
El Paso County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other El Paso County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: El Paso County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The El Paso County Housing Authority (EPCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in September 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


To apply in 2015, applicants were required to visit the EPCHA office.



For more information, call the EPCHA office at (915) 764-3559.

Last Updated on 09/23/2015.

About El Paso County Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/16/2019, it is not known if El Paso County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the El Paso County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, El Paso County Housing Authority manages 131 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard VASH
Vouchers 125 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $470 $300
Monthly Cost $58,804 $1,800

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for El Paso County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 24% having issued approximately 9 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $10,570 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

56% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the El Paso County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 16% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 42% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 23% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by El Paso County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,133. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $146.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.