How it Works

Housing & Assistance Programs

As the 14th largest public housing authority in the United States, HOME takes great pride in offering a variety of programs that provide safe, decent, and affordable housing coupled with award-winning programs that provide opportunities and incentives for our families to graduate from subsidized housing into economically-independent lifestyles.

There is a great demand for housing assistance in El Paso and to address this need, HOME has developed one of the largest and most comprehensive affordable housing programs in the country. HOME typically has a waiting period of two to four years before applicants may receive program assistance. In order to qualify, residents must earn less than 80 percent of the area median income, which is about $39,000 per year for a family of four. However, most of our clients are considered to be in the extremely low income bracket by earning less than 30 percent of the area median income.  For that same family of four, that is about $15,000 per year. Please click on the description below and learn about the prerequisites to qualify and the populations they serve.
There are several housing rental assistance programs available within the following income limits:
  • Less than 50 percent of area median income
  • Between 50 to 60 percent of area median income
  • Between 50 to 80 percent of area median income (limited number based on availability)

Rental Assistance

Public Housing Rental Assistance
Public Housing provides assistance for low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

For Homeless Individuals
This is a transformative, grant-funded initiative to assist chronically homeless, disabled individuals.

For Seniors
HACEP provides a variety of housing options for individuals and families of at least 62 years of age.

For Domestic Farm Laborers
In order to qualify, applicants must be a domestic farm laborer or a retired or disabled domestic farm laborer.