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Affordable Housing In El Paso County
Texas

178 Low Income Apartment Communities In El Paso County

Columbus Club

7830 Knights Dr
El Paso, Texas

Painted Desert Townhomes

12682 Rio Negro
Clint, Texas

H and E Investments

11078 Vista del Sol Dr
El Paso, Texas

Pvcdc

3608 Rivera Ave
El Paso, Texas

Amberwood Apartments

5249 Wren Ave
El Paso, Texas

Halla Fifth Property

5th and Campbell
El Paso, Texas

Commons on Myrtle

1314 Myrtle Ave
El Paso, Texas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Tierra Socorro, Ltd

10560 N Loop Dr
Socorro, Texas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in El Paso County, Texas

There are 178 low income housing apartment communities offering 15,686 affordable apartments for rent in El Paso County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in El Paso County, Texas

El Paso County features 8,746 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 6,940 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 $748 and $914.

2021 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 $548 $687 $831 $1,174 $1,415
El Paso County, Texas Payment Standard Range $493 to $603 $618 to $756 $748 to $914 $1,057 to $1,291 $1,274 to $1,557

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

El Paso County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 178
Total Low Income Apartments 15,686
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,746
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 $52,500

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.
$12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
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.
$20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
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.
$33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200

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.