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Housing Authority of the City of El Paso

5300 E Paisano Drive
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas 79905

Housing Authority of the City of El Paso is a Public Housing Agency in El Paso, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher, and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of May 25th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of El Paso has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The El Paso, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on June 30th, 2020. The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Sitgraves Section 8 New Construction Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of El Paso serves El Paso.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
El Paso, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Sitgraves Section 8 New Construction Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of El Paso Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Housing Authority of the City of El Paso Website: https://www.hacep.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of El Paso Phone: (915) 849-3742.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has confirmed that these waiting lists are still open.

More information can be found here.

Open Now: El Paso, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 23, 2020 at 8:00 am, until June 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm MT.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Any family that has been terminated from its HCV program and has had to reapply due to insufficient program funding
  • Military families in which head, spouse, or cohead is on active duty and living within or relocated to HACEP’s jurisdiction.
  • Involuntarily displaced due to conversion of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) of a public housing project, where specific funding is not awarded to HACEP by HUD.
  • Referred by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Service (DADS) pursuant to the memorandum of understanding between HACEP and DADS for the DADS Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACEP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACEP, as of March 20, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in El Paso, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Susana Juarez for assistance at (915) 849-3612.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/23/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) waiting list for Section 8 Project Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Select an open "Project Based Voucher" waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACEP website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (915) 849-3742.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/23/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least March, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Select the "Housing Programs - Public Housing" waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACEP website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in El Paso, Texas. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (915) 849-3742.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/23/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Sitgraves Section 8 New Construction Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) waiting list for Section 8 New Construction apartments at Sitgraves is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least March, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 New Construction tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Select the "Section 8 New Construction" waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACEP website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in El Paso, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (915) 849-3742.

Last Updated on 03/23/2020.

About Housing Authority of the City of El Paso

More information about Housing Authority of the City of El Paso can be found on its website at https://www.hacep.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of El Paso may be available by phone at (915) 849-3742. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm MDT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 03/25/2019, Housing Authority of the City of El Paso is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of El Paso manages 5,493 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 4,998 110 47 59 239
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $481 $413 $474 $458 $422
Monthly Cost $2,406,324 $45,399 $22,287 $27,048 $100,969

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of El Paso

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 5% having issued approximately 1,067 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $11,304 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% 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, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% 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.

51% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

97% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 19% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 54% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Housing Authority of the City of El Paso voucher holders in 2016 was $310 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $532. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $122.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of El Paso

Sun Plaza

1221 E San Antonio
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Subsidized
55+
62+

Roosevelt Apartments

4647 Maxwell
El Paso, Texas

King ; Machuca ; Hart Apartments

1901 Cypress Ave
El Paso, Texas

Ruben Salazar Park

1100 E 9th Ave
El Paso, Texas

Montwood Heights

2015 North Zaragoza Rd
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Alamito Place

509 South Saint Vrain
El Paso, Texas

Paisano Green Community

4000 E Paisano Dr
El Paso, Texas
Subsidized

Cramer Apartments

184 Barker Road
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Valle Verde

224 Ascarate
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-5 BR

DeWetter Apartments

212 Lisbon
El Paso, Texas

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of El Paso

Munoz Manor

10040 Audobon St
El Paso, Texas
Subsidized

Hervey Heights

4949 Alps Dr
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Henderson Heights

9401 Stonewall Rd
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Krupp Apartments

10200 Hedgerow Ct
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers

Baird Apartments

4747 Atlas Ave
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Ochoa Apartments

8820 Old County Dr
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Alamito Terrace

509 S Saint Vrain St
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1 BR

Alamito Gardens

509 S Saint Vrain
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Alvarez Apartments

8247 N Lp
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Eisenhower Apartments

5628 Eisenhower Ave
El Paso, Texas
Subsidized

Webber Apartments

110 Whittier Dr
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1-6 BR
Subsidized

Woodrow Bean Apartments

1313 N Saint Vrain
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Telles Manor

Padres Dr and Buena Park Dr
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Kennedy Estates

400 S Zaragoza
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
Subsidized

Hart Apartments

4861 Atlas Dr
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Marmolejo Apartments

600 North Carolina
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-5 BR
Subsidized

Anderson Apartments

741 Lafayette
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Truman Apartments

7919 Meraz
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Subsidized

Johnson Apartments

9000 Roanoke
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-5 BR
Subsidized

Eastside Crossings

2015 N Zaragoza Rd
El Paso, Texas
Subsidized

Tays Place Apartments

2114 Magoffin
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Baines

10661 Vista Del Sol
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Westfall

10700 Vista del Sol
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
Subsidized

Sherman Plaza

4528 Blanco Ave
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Salazar Park

311 South Eucalyptus Street
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-6 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Gonzalez Apartments

Soccoro and Longuemare
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Chelsea Apartments

600 Chelsea
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+
62+

Graham Apartments

8720 Independence
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Sitgraves Apartments

10100 Hedgerow
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Tio Cooper Apartments

5300 Suncrest
El Paso, Texas

Rio Grande Apartments

212 Lisbon
El Paso, Texas
Subsidized

Father Pinto Apartments

1001 S Ochoa St
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Subsidized

Sandoval Apartments

5353 Ridge St
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-6 BR

Morehead Apartments

6th Street and Park
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
Subsidized

Baird Apartments

4747 Atlas Avenue
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
2-5 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Family & Senior

Williams Apartments

314 North Resler Drive
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers