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Affordable Housing In El Paso
El Paso County, Texas


Waiting List Openings In El Paso

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of El Paso Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

158 Low Income Apartment Communities In El Paso

Roosevelt Apartments

4647 Maxwell
El Paso, Texas

Ochoa Apartments

8820 Old County Dr
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Montwood Heights

2015 North Zaragoza Rd
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Eisenhower Apartments

5628 Eisenhower Ave
El Paso, Texas
Subsidized

Westfall

10700 Vista del Sol
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
Subsidized

Eastside Crossings

2015 N Zaragoza Rd
El Paso, Texas
Subsidized

Paisano Green Community

4000 E Paisano Dr
El Paso, Texas
Subsidized

Sitgraves Apartments

10100 Hedgerow
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Tio Cooper Apartments

5300 Suncrest
El Paso, Texas

Cramer Apartments

184 Barker Road
El Paso, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve El Paso

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)
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, Texas

There are 158 low income housing apartment communities offering 14,614 affordable apartments for rent in El Paso, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in El Paso, Texas

El Paso features 8,496 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, Texas

There are 6,118 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in El Paso.

Housing Choice Vouchers in El Paso, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay El Paso landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in El Paso.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in El Paso, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $744 and $910.

2020 El Paso, 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, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 158
Total Low Income Apartments 14,614
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,496
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 3.03
Median Household Income $42,772 ±$803
Median Rent $752 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.38% ± 1.45pp
Total Population 676,325

Population and Household Demographics

El Paso is a city in El Paso County, Texas with a population of 676,325. There are 220,682 households in the city with an average household size of 3.03 persons. 40.69% of households in El Paso are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in El Paso

The median gross income for households in El Paso is $42,772 a year, or $3,564 a month. The median rent for the city is $752 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In El Paso, a household making less than $2,507 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.38% of households who rent are overburdened in El Paso.

Area Median Income In El Paso

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For El Paso, the AMI is calculated from all households within El Paso County.

In El Paso, 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

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

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