ILIANA HOLGUIN Commissioner Precinct #3
El Paso County, Texas—Commissioner Iliana Holguin of Precinct 3 wants to ensure that
every resident of El Paso County knows that financial assistance is available to individuals
and families in need through the Rental and Utility Assistance Programs administered by the
County of El Paso. Through the collaboration of community partners such as the County of El
Paso, the City of El Paso, El Paso Electric, Lower Valley Water District, Paseo Del Este
Municipal Utility District, Medical Center of the Americas, and Texas Gas Service, El Paso
County residents struggling financially due to COVID that meet certain income requirements
can receive assistance from the County of El Paso to help pay their rent and/or utility bills.
Such assistance and collaboration from the various community partners in the County is what
makes El Paso Strong and keeps our economic recovery moving in the right direction.
The Paso Del Norte Health Foundation and the United Way of El Paso County will be
providing outreach to the community by way of traditional print and television media, social
media, and through the EPRENTHELP.ORG website in order to ensure that the word is
getting out to struggling families that may need this assistance. Funding in the amount of $4.7
million was granted to the County through the Economic Recovery Act and has been
designated to assist El Paso County residents in need of help recovering from this pandemic
that continues to affect our community.
“If you live anywhere in El Paso County, from far East El Paso communities such as Sparks
and Montana Vista down to Fabens and Tornillo, you can apply for rental assistance through
the EP Rent Help Program if you have been financially impacted by COVID-19,” said County
Commissioner Iliana Holguin. “This is a grant program which means that the funds received
for rental or utility assistance do not have to be repaid. I encourage all El Paso County
residents who may need some additional help to make it through these very difficult times to
apply for these funds.”
Please join Commissioner Holguin, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the United Way of
El Paso County and El Paso County residents who have benefitted from the program at a
press conference to be held at Estrella Park, located at 14590 Greg Drive in Montana Vista on
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11 am.