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We’re all living through a unique time. If you’ve lost your job, have had to take
time off to care for a loved one, or been sick yourself, you may have trouble paying bills which you couldn’t have ever imagined.
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are available through the El Paso County General Assistance Program to assist all eligible CITY & COUNTY households with financial assistance for the funeral services of a loved one.
Eligible Household must have income be at or below 80% of Area’s Median Income. Decedent must have been a resident of El Paso City/County, and be related to applicant.
Transportation services for Medicaid-eligible clients, Children with Special Health Care Needs Services who are diagnosed with cancer or cancer related illness and meet program financial and residential eligibility, Project Amistad provides transportation to thousands of persons through various contracts and partnerships with the City and County of EI Paso, TxDOT, and various local agencies. They are providing transportation services for COVID-19 positive and presumable positive clients to COVID testing and services to vaccination sites.
Foreclosure Prevention & Housing Counseling
Project BRAVO’s free Foreclosure Prevention Program is HUD Certified and aims to help keep families in their homes by preventing avoidable foreclosures. The housing counselors work with homeowners and banks to assess home affordability and provide options to homeowners so they can make informed decisions. Whenever possible, housing counselors can work with the bank to restructure mortgages so that homeowners can keep their home.
Contact: Jessie Vasquez email@example.com
Project Bravo Utility Assistance Program
(Gas, Propane, Water, Electric)
Project BRAVO’s utility assistance program provides up to 12 months of payments (6 months if there are no vulnerable household members) and a maximum of $1,600 of utility assistance payments for the current calendar year. Project BRAVO pays past due gas and electric bills the first month, and future payments are set up as credits for 6 or 12 months in the current calendar year based on past consumption. Up to $500 is paid for past due water bills.
General Assistance April CARES Application
Rental / Mortgage / Utility / Burial Assistance
CARES Act assistance is available for individuals and families who live outside City limits of El Paso, can demonstrate loss of income due to COVID-19 pandemic and meet 150% of Federal Poverty Level. Focus on rent/mortgage and limited water utility assistance from CARES Act funding for areas outside the city limit of El Paso until further notice.
VOLAR Rental And Utility Assistance Program
Rental and Utility Assistance
Supports and services are designed to obtain, maintain or enhance a person’s level of independence. Volar provides five core services: Self and System Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, Information and Referral, Peer Counseling and services that facilitate transition from nursing homes and other institutions to the community, provide assistance to those at risk of entering institutions, and facilitate transition of youth to postsecondary life.
Available resources to support pandemic: vouchers for section 8; mainstream vouchers for adults 18-61 years of age. They are also offering computer-training classes (via zoom) and can provide tablets for eligible clients.
Rental and Utility Assistance
Texas Rent Relief Program aids renters with past due (up to 11 months of past due bills) and current up to 3 months of expected rent and utilities costs. Once the 3 months are up, reapplication is possible for additional 3 months if funds are still available.
Rescue Mission of El Paso Housing Assistance
Shelter and Rapid Rehousing
Residential assistance, job search services, relapse prevention.
The Rescue Mission is primarily a shelter for those who are homeless. They provide a wide variety of services for their residents because there are so many facets of life that need attention and care. Overall they can house 192 people at a time, and they average 130 people per night.
Homebound Delivery Service
Emergency Food Boxes
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) is El Paso’s only food bank and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief network. The Food Bank is the distribution center for over 132 partner pantries across the borderland region and collaborative hub for hunger initiatives that assists in SNAP applications and nutrition education.
Get Shift Done
For El Paso
The El Paso Community partnered with Get Shift Done to launch Get Shift Done for El Paso, which connects adversely affected hospitality industry workers with the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. The result: Laid-off workers are paid $10 an hour providing hunger relief to the food insecure in our community.
Mental Health / Counseling Services
Through the Crisis Counseling Program, EHN also offers a free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Hotline. It is not uncommon to experience anxiety, depression, stress and many other challenging emotions during these uncertain times. The Support Hotline and Virtual Calming Room are valuable resources and can provide easy access to services.
COVID-19 Mental Health Support Hotline: 915-779-1800
Mental Health / Counseling Services
CCP Relaxation Virtual Calming Room created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A virtual platform with tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. It’s about self-care and by taking just a few minutes a day to focus on relaxation, to help reduce the negative effects of chronic stress on overall well-being.
El Paso United Community Resiliency Center
Resource Navigation Services
In collaboration with the City, we have established and activated a Community Resiliency Center in response to the pandemic. The center is a remote platform that provides direct case management and resource navigation services to families within the El Paso region directly impacted by the pandemic. It will increase community awareness and provide individuals affected by COVID-19 with referrals to basic needs assistance and other related resources to enhance recovery and resiliency
Internet Access Assistance
AT&T is driving down the cost of home internet for eligible households to the best monthly rate possible $0. Available starting today, this free option is made possible by combining a new plan from our low cost Access from AT&T program with federal benefits from the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).