EP Rent Help has received additional rental assistance funds from the City of El Paso to help tenants and landlords living within the city limits to pay rent and utilities.
Since 2020, the EP Rent Help program has provided just under $32 million in rental assistance to residents of El Paso County and within the City of El Paso limits. There is about $2.0 million in additional funding available to tenants and landlords living within the city limits, as funds for county tenants and landlords have been exhausted.
“Many El Pasoans are still struggling to pay rent as a result of the conditions created by and during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mica Short, vice president of development for Paso del Norte Community Foundation. “Just over $3M in rental assistance will be paid out in the next week or two, leaving $2.0 million in rental assistance available before the EP Rent Help program closes. We are grateful to the City of El Paso for making these additional funds available to help the most in need in our community.”
Tenants and landlords who were previously pledged rental assistance through EP Rent Help will receive their pledged amounts before the program comes to an end. EP Rent Help continues to distribute funds as applications are approved.
The EP Rent Help program will close upon the exhaustion of these remaining City funds and those in need of assistance are encouraged to apply for help as soon as possible, as there is no guarantee how long these funds will be available.