December 15, 2020

Rental Assistance available to eligible landlord/tenants

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation (PDNCF) is pleased to announce another $1 million in rental assistance available to eligible landlord/tenant applicants to help prevent evictions this holiday season. The program is funded by the City of El Paso’s Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 Relief Funds (CDBG-CV) through on December 16th, as funds are available. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Household members must reside within the City of El Paso city limits
  • Household income is at or below 80% Area Median Income
  • Households must provide evidence of loss of income directly related to COVID-19

There is no limit to the monthly rental assistance provided through the program, although there is a six-month cap overall in rental assistance.

The $1 million award is in addition to a successful $6 million rental assistance program that was awarded to the PDNCF by the City of El Paso through a competitive application process earlier this year.  The $6M rental assistance program was funded through federal Treasury CARES Act funding, executed in partnership with the nonprofits BakerRipley and Under One Roof of the El Paso Apartment Association using an application portal developed by Connective.  The program launched in late July with the English and Spanish website.  Landlords submitted a joint Landlord-Tenant application using a unique link provided to individual landlords. More than 3,000 tenants received assistance through the program.

Summary of $6M Rental Assistance Program

  • 3,000 tenants received rental assistance 
  • 1,091 participating landlords and 2,131 registered properties
  • 74% of all funds were committed to tenants whose Area Median Income is under 30%; 20% under 60%; 6% under 80%; less than 1% other
  • The top 10 property zip codes that received rental assistance: 
    79936, 79930, 79912, 79904, 79924, 79902, 79915, 79938, 79905, 79903

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation is honored to serve the El Paso community by administering this important and impactful rental assistance program knowing how many families are benefitting from these much-needed resources.

To learn more about the limited rental assistance funding available, please visit for more information.