El Paso, Fabens, Anthony snag portion of $2.8m CARES Act funding for housing vouchers

U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) announced Monday that more than $2.8 million has been allocated to Texas from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance.

Over $780,000 were allocated to the City of El Paso, Fabens and Anthony. The funding is a result of the CARES Act, which Hurd helped get signed into law.

“Texas communities are resilient, but they need help to make it through this crisis. Our local housing authorities can use the more than $2.8 million in several ways to help elderly, low income and disabled populations with proper housing. This is especially consequential given the virus spreads so easily. This really can make a huge difference across our communities, and I’m proud to see the bipartisan CARES Act is bringing critical funds home to Texas’ 23rd District,” said Hurd.

The funds will be used to fund the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides assistance to very low-income families, the elderly and disabled to ensure access to proper housing.

The following allocations have been made statewide:

  • El Paso – $702,432.00
  • San Antonio – $1,849,080.00
  • Del Rio – $79,610.00
  • Eagle Pass – $45,082.00
  • Crystal City – $12,330.00
  • Devine – $4,870.00
  • Alpine – $6,190.00
  • Carrizo Springs – $11,582.00
  • Pearsall – $10,174.00
  • Cotulla – $5,606.00
  • Dilley – $1,964.00
  • Uvalde – $25,048.00
  • Fabens – $18,250.00
  • Anthony – $60,964.00
  • Fort Stockton – $9,632.00