Affordable Housing In El Paso County
Texas

Affordable Housing programs support 9,340 income based apartments in El Paso County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 7,819 affordable apartments in El Paso County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in El Paso County, Texas

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in El Paso County. Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near El Paso County.

Diana Palms Apartments

4741 Joel Dr
El Paso, Texas
Affordable

Patriot Hills, Ltd

5725 Fairbanks Dr
El Paso, Texas
Affordable

Pv Community Development Corp ( Pvcdc )

6719 Sambrano Ave
El Paso, Texas
Affordable

Opportunity Center

1318 Myrtle Ave
El Paso, Texas
Affordable

Third and Florence

609 E 3rd Ave
El Paso, Texas
Affordable

Pvcdc

4703 Maxwell Ave
El Paso, Texas
Affordable

907 911 S Mesa

907 S Mesa St
El Paso, Texas
Affordable

Fonseca Apartments

627 Fonseca Dr
El Paso, Texas
Affordable

Americas Palms

12310 Lorenzo Ruiz Ave
El Paso, Texas
Affordable

Horizon Palms

12199 Darrington Rd
Horizon City, Texas
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In El Paso County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near El Paso County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Anthony, TX Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Anthony.
Affordable Housing In Clint, TX Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Clint.
Affordable Housing In El Paso, TX Affordable Housing programs support 176 apartment communities in El Paso.
Affordable Housing In Fabens, TX Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Fabens.
Affordable Housing In Horizon City, TX Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Horizon City.
Affordable Housing In San Elizario, TX Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in San Elizario.
Affordable Housing In Socorro, TX Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Socorro.
Affordable Housing In Vinton, TX Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Vinton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
El Paso County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
El Paso County Housing Authority Public Housing
Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near El Paso County.

El Paso County, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in El Paso County, Texas

El Paso County features 9,340 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 7,819 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 $879 and $1,075.

2023 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 $672 $824 $977 $1,361 $1,664
El Paso County, Texas Payment Standard Range $605 to $739 $742 to $906 $879 to $1,075 $1,225 to $1,497 $1,498 to $1,830

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

El Paso County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 201
Total Low Income Apartments 17,752
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 9,340
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 $59,500

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

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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.
$14,350 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $44,950
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.
$23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
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.
$38,150 $43,600 $49,050 $54,450 $58,850 $63,200 $67,550 $71,900