Innovative Solutions for Housing Needs

The El Paso County Housing Authority was established in 1993 by the Board of County Commissioners to promote suitable living environments for all persons and families. Funding is available through the finite resources of the Housing Trust Fund. No local, state or federal tax dollars are utilized. Funding is available in the form of loans or the direct purchase of services for which no repayment is required, but loans are preferred. Because the Housing Trust Fund is internally self-sustained, it is imperative to revolve the funds so that more residents are assisted in the future.

Eligibility

The El Paso County Housing Authority provides funding to agencies with experience in the design and administration of innovative programs that address the housing needs in El Paso County.

Programs/projects may include, but would not be limited to, the following:

  • Development of new, affordable, accessible housing units (high priority)
  • Preservation of existing, affordable, accessible housing units (high priority)
  • Initial homeownership
  • Homelessness
  • Special needs housing
  • Housing Rehabilitation
  • Rental assistance/ Retention of homeownership

How Does an Agency Apply?

Housing Development and Special Projects

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis: Housing Trust Fund Application- Housing Development and Special Projects

Rental Assistance and Housing Rehabilitation Projects

El Paso County Housing Authority- Housing Trust Fund Emergency Rental Assistance and Housing Rehabilitation 2020 Funding Notification
The El Paso County Housing Authority (EPCHA) is respectfully requesting that any agency in El Paso County who is seeking EPCHA Housing Trust Funds to support their emergency rental assistance or housing rehabilitation programs take note of the application cycle details below. Please note the application cycle will be an open and competitive process and will involve a new application template.

Application Opening: September 23, 2019
Current awardees will be notified via email. The application will also be posted on the El Paso County Website: Housing Trust Fund Application – Emergency Rental Assistance and Housing Rehabilitation

Application Due Date: October 25, 2019

Award Status Notification: All applicants will be notified of their award/denial status by December 31, 2019.

Funding Awarded: If your agency is awarded funding, eligible reimbursement costs will commence on January 1, 2020 and expire on December 31, 2020. A formal contract regarding the funding will need to be executed prior to the processing of any reimbursements.

For more information about these categories, please contact:

Crystal LaTier
El Paso County Housing Authority Executive Director
9 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719 520 6484- phone
crystallatier@elpasoco.com

Or

Jennifer deGive
Housing Analyst
9 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719 520 6481- phone
jenniferdegive@elpasoco.com