Affordable Housing In El Paso County
Texas

186 Low Income Apartment Communities In El Paso County

Homestead Palms II

3604 Krag Street
El Paso, Texas
$594
1 BR

Canutillo Palms

365 La Puesta Dr
El Paso, Texas
$545
1 BR

Hervey Heights

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

Canyon Square Village

8622 North Loop Drive
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Henderson Heights

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

Cien Palmas Apartments

7845 Lilac Way
El Paso, Texas
$578-690
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Dyer Palms

10551 Dyer St
El Paso, Texas
$439
1 BR

Tropicana Palms

3710 Lee Blvd
El Paso, Texas
$708
2 BR

Krupp Apartments

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

Gateway East Apartments

1222 Giles Rd
El Paso, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in El Paso County, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving El Paso County, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
El Paso County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
El Paso County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in El Paso County, Texas

There are 186 low income housing apartment communities offering 16,508 affordable apartments for rent in El Paso County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in El Paso County, Texas

El Paso County features 9,146 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in El Paso County, Texas

There are 6,988 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in El Paso County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in El Paso County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay El Paso County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in El Paso County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in El Paso County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $756 and $924.

2022 El Paso County, Texas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
El Paso County, Texas Fair Market Rent $558 $701 $840 $1,174 $1,438
El Paso County, Texas Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $631 to $771 $756 to $924 $1,057 to $1,291 $1,294 to $1,582

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

El Paso County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 186
Total Low Income Apartments 16,508
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 9,146
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.92
Average Household Size 3.14
Median Household Income $41,637 ±$545
Median Rent $750 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.45% ± 1.37pp
Total Population 831,095

Population and Household Demographics

El Paso County is a county in Texas with a population of 831,095. There are 259,612 households in the county with an average household size of 3.14 persons. 38.51% of households in El Paso County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in El Paso County

The median gross income for households in El Paso County is $41,637 a year, or $3,470 a month. The median rent for the county is $750 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In El Paso County, a household making less than $2,500 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.45% of households who rent are overburdened in El Paso County.

Area Median Income In El Paso County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In El Paso County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,600

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in El Paso County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in El Paso County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the El Paso County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the El Paso County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,450 $32,900 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the El Paso County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300

Cities In El Paso County

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City Served By
Agua Dulce The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Agua Dulce are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Anthony The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Anthony are the El Paso County Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Anthony and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Butterfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Butterfield are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Canutillo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Canutillo are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Clint The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clint are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
El Paso The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve El Paso are the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Fabens The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fabens are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Fort Bliss The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Bliss are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Homestead Meadows North The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Homestead Meadows North are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Homestead Meadows South The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Homestead Meadows South are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Horizon City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Horizon City are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Morning Glory The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Morning Glory are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Prado Verde The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Prado Verde are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
San Elizario The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Elizario are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Socorro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Socorro are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Sparks The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sparks are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Tornillo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tornillo are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Vinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vinton are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Westway The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westway are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.