About HOME


To improve the quality of life for economically challenged families by providing quality, affordable, subsidized, transitional housing, and opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency.


Our vision is to create dynamic communities where people thrive.


Housing Opportunity Management Enterprises (HOME) was created on February 17, 1938, by statute to provide low-income residents of the City of El Paso with access to low-cost housing. We develop, acquire, lease, and operate affordable housing for the residents of El Paso with limited income. The need for housing in El Paso continues to increase throughout the years.

Alamito is the first and oldest HOME community which was built from 1938-1940. Located at 508 South Virginia in "Segundo Barrio".  Alamito is composed of one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments totaling 307 units, all of which were rebuilt through a $58 million revitalization funded in part by a $20 million HOPE VI grant.  In 2023, HOME proudly celebrated its 85th anniversary. Although we are funded primarily by the federal government, we operate in many respects as a private management company. 

One of the hallmarks of HOME is that we offer our residents a hand-up rather than just a hand-out. The staff of the Community Services Department motivates and encourages HOME residents to improve their social, educational, and economic opportunities on their way to self-sufficiency and economic independence. A number of grant-funded programs offer opportunities for residents to attain a GED or higher education, secure gainful employment, improve their credit scores and potentially purchase and become a homeowner! This is only possible with a dedicated team of compassionate professionals who individually work with each program participant for months and even years.

In the past decade, HOME has been recognized numerous times by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a High Performer in both the Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Programs according to the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) and the Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) by receiving ratings of at least 90 percent. HOME has also been recognized by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) with dozens of Awards of Merit and one Award of Excellence.

  • HOME is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of El Paso.
  • Currently, HOME has a workforce of 66 full-time employees in 10 major divisions.