More help is on the way for families across El Paso County who are facing eviction because of financial hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic
The City of El Paso and El Paso County have allocated $13.08 million in federal funding to the EP Rent Help program which is administered by the Paso del Norte Community Foundation.
“Unlike previous phases of the EP Rent Help Program, the next phase which will launch soon allows tenants to initiate the application process on their own,” officials shared. “In most cases, however, their landlord must be willing to participate.”
Landlords can begin signing up on Monday, April 19; Tenants can begin signing up on Thursday, April 22.
For more information, tenants and landlords are encouraged to join the Paso del Norte Community Foundation for a live Facebook Q&A on Monday, April 19, at noon, at Facebook.com/PdNCFoundation. They can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Facts About EP Rent Help
- All applications must be submitted via EPRentHelp.org.
- To qualify, a tenant’s household income must be less than or equal to 80 percent of the 2020 Average Median Income in El Paso County, Texas.
- Assistance is available no matter where you live in El Paso County including those who live unincorporated areas of the county and those who live within the incorporated limits of El Paso, Horizon City, San Elizario, Socorro, Clint, Vinton, or Anthony, Texas.
- Tenants can receive assistance to pay up to 12 months of past due rent and up to three months of future rent. The number of months of assistance provided will depend on eligibility and funding source.
Applications for rental assistance have been received will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted.
For questions about the application process, contact the United Way of El Paso County’s Community Resiliency Center at (877) 594-7276.