Affordable Housing In El Paso County
Texas

153 Low Income Apartment Communities In El Paso County

Canutillo Palms

365 La Puesta Dr
El Paso, TX
$545
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Canyon Square Village

8622 North Loop Drive
El Paso, TX
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Cien Palmas Apartments

7845 Lilac Way
El Paso, TX
$578-690
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Dyer Palms

10551 Dyer St
El Paso, TX
$439
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Gateway East Apartments

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

Villas del Valle

9238 Betel Dr
El Paso, TX
$625
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Socorro Palms

11251 Socorro Rd
Socorro, TX
$545
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Villas at West Mountain

1330 New Harvest Pl
El Paso, TX
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Keystone Place

1331 Pullman Dr
El Paso, TX
$544-1,150
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Gonzalez Apartments

Soccoro and Longuemare
El Paso, TX
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 153 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 14,384 affordable apartments for rent in El Paso County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 7,719 apartments that set rent based on your income. In El Paso County, HUD housing programs support 1,338 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 6,665 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve El Paso County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in El Paso County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of El Paso Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Housing Authority of Anthony Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in El Paso County, Texas

El Paso County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 153
Total Low Income Apartments 14,384
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 7,719
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.92
Total Population 831,095
Housing Units 259,612
Average Household Size 3.14
Median Household Income $41,637 ±$545
Median Rent $750 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.45% ± 1.37pp

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.1

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 $50,300

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 El Paso County HUD Rental Assistance in El Paso County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in El Paso County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2010, 79 low income apartment communities containing 4,779 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in El Paso County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in El Paso County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in El Paso County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in El Paso County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$534 $678 $831 $1,189 $1,416

Cities In El Paso County

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City Listings Served By
El Paso 134 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 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fabens are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Horizon City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Horizon City are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Socorro 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Socorro are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Anthony 4 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.
San Elizario 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Elizario are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Clint 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clint are the El Paso County Housing Authority and El Paso County Housing Authority.
Agua Dulce 0
Butterfield 0
Canutillo 0
Fort Bliss 0
Homestead Meadows North 0
Homestead Meadows South 0
Morning Glory 0
Prado Verde 0
Sparks 0
Tornillo 0
Vinton 0
Westway 0