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Affordable Housing In El Paso County
Texas

177 Low Income Apartment Communities In El Paso County

Gonzalez Apartments

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

Baird Apartments

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

Alamito Terrace

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

Alvarez Apartments

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

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 177 low income housing apartment communities offering 15,666 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 6,920 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 $744 and $910.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $539 $677 $827 $1,173 $1,408
Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $609 to $745 $744 to $910 $1,056 to $1,290 $1,267 to $1,549

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

El Paso County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 177
Total Low Income Apartments 15,666
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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $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
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
Canutillo
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
Homestead Meadows North
Homestead Meadows South
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
Prado Verde
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
Tornillo
Vinton
Westway