El Paso landlords can avoid eviction for their tenants beginning this Wednesday via the EP Rent Help portal.

The Rental Assistance Program by the City of El Paso has approved $10 million in federal funds which will help residential tenants who are behind in paying their rent and are at risk of eviction because of a direct economic impact due to the COVID-19.

The struggle is very real as the ongoing pandemic has crippled the economy and thousands of workers have been let go, laid, off, or furloughed. Because of the economic hardships, landlords seeking to help their tenants avoid eviction can visit EPRentHelp.org to register their properties to participate in the EP Rent Help Program.

Thanks to the federal CARES Act funding, the EP Rent Help program is granting millions of dollars to landlords within the City of El Paso. Eligible landlords may apply for up to 3 months of past-due rent per eligible tenant up to $1,000 per month in accordance with the terms and conditions of the program.

Landlords must apply on behalf of their tenants while tenants will be required to provide information to their landlords to complete the application so it’s probably best you talk to your landlord immediately if you are facing eviction. If you are a tenant Click HERE

The program is limited to tenants living in the City of El Paso and immigration status will not be a factor when distributing funds.

Beginning Wednesday – July 22, 2020 landlords can begin the application process online when the program begins accepting applications. For landlords apply HERE

EP Rent Help Program Process

  • July 22-28, 2020: Eligible landlords will be able to access necessary forms and begin inputting preliminary information about their properties into the Web portal.
  • July 29-August 2, 2020: Tenants and landlords can gather and sign supporting documentation and input final application information into the Web portal.
  • August 3 - Forward: The Paso del Norte Community Foundation and its partners will verify applications and begin disbursing funds directly to landlords.

For complete information on the Rental Assistance Program visit eprenthelp.org.