$13 million in rental assist presented in El Paso County

Landlords and tenants in El Paso County can enroll in a application to assistance simplicity economical hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials said $13.08 million in federal funding was allocated by means of the metropolis and county for the EP Lease Assist Program, which is administered by the Paso del Norte Group Foundation, a nonprofit that functions to enhance education, good quality of lifestyle, overall health, social services and financial growth in the area.

The registration portal for landlords is open at EPRentHelp.org. Tenants will be able to apply as a result of the exact same hyperlink starting Thursday, April 22. To obtain rental assistance, tenants and their landlords the two must register for the program.

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Officials say $13.08 million in federal funding was allocated through the city and county for the EP Rent Help Program.

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Tracy Yellen, the CEO of the Paso del Norte Community Basis, explained possessing landlords enroll to start with facilitates the process for tenants.

“When a tenant goes to apply and submit their paperwork, they can determine and pick their landlord and see if their landlord is presently participating in the system,” Yellen reported.