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The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) is the 14th largest public housing authority in the United States that provides affordable housing to 40,000 El Pasoans through the federal tax dollars we receive each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Due to the impact our operations have on approximately 6 percent of the City’s population, HACEP prides itself on its transparency and responsiveness to provide accurate, relevant, and useful information to our colleagues in the press and to the public at large. 

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Mayor Appoints Two New Commissioners and Reappoints One Commissioner to HACEP Board

A swearing-in ceremony was held for two newly appointed HACEP Commissioners and a third commissioner who was reappointed. Yesterday, Mayor Oscar Leeser appointed two new officials to serve on the…

HACEP Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) recently received national recognition for its 2014 budget. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award has been awarded to HACEP by the Government…

HACEP Decentralizes Public Housing Wait List to Site Based Wait Lists

Low-Income Families Can Now Choose Where They Would Like to Live. For the first time in the history of the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP), low-income…

HACEP Wins Appeal from TDHCA to Retain $13.5 Million Tax Credit to Reconstruct Tays Community

AUSTIN – After a lengthy battle with the Texas Department and Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), all lights are green for the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso …

El Paso Leaders Announce Acquisition of 34 Additional HUD-VASH Vouchers to House Homeless Veterans

Veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars may take a collective sigh of relief as the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) will receive an additional 34…

HACEP’s eHACEP System Receives National Award

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) won an Award of Excellence from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for its eHACEP system during…

HACEP Receives $101K from HUD for Self Sufficiency Programs

EL PASO - The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) will receive $100,945 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the…

HACEP Reissues RAD Contract Opportunity for Moving Services

As the largest public housing authority in the United States to participate in the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Project, the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) is…

Former Public Housing Resident Purchases Her Own Home

A single mother with three small daughters never envisioned herself leaving an apartment community where she has lived a modest life. Eva Alcocer, a Public Housing resident in El Paso,…

Construction Complete on Eastside Crossings Apartment Community

El Paso, Texas — The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP), Hunt Companies Inc. (Hunt), and Investment Builders, Inc. (IBI), today celebrated the opening of ‘Eastside…

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